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Learn about the Versa Secure SD-WAN solution in a high-level, one minute overview.

 
Versa Secure SD-WAN – Simple, Secure, and Reliable Branch to Multi-Cloud Connectivity

Versa Secure SD-WAN is a single software platform that offers multi-layered security and enables multi-cloud connectivity for Enterprises.

Secure SD-WAN for Technology Companies

Of all the industry sectors, technology companies are at the forefront of innovation: spearheading the digital revolution.

Technology explosion, increasing consumer demands, growing market disruptors, unpredictable geo-political conditions are all compelling technology companies to jump-start their digital transformation efforts. This results in increased demand to build agility and resilience essential for organizations to succeed in the modern, competitive landscape.

  • The cloud has redefined efficiency and scalability for businesses today, especially multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud models. With remote working becoming the new norm, transitioning to cloud is helping provide easy application access to remote working employees, irrespective of their location.
  • Big data, analytics, and machine learning are providing critical data driven insights helping make better informed business decisions
  • Mobility is making it easier for employees seeking agility and flexibility, making the traditional office perimeter no longer necessary.
  • Centralized control and automation are helping unify all siloed business entities and power them with real-time visibility and monitoring for increased operational efficiency and cost savings

Challenges with a Digital-First World

Technology-induced agility is key to winning in the digital-first world. And, agility is heavily reliant on the supporting network infrastructure.

Today’s powerful and sophisticated technologies place greater pressure on WAN networks that are unable to keep up with the increased demands and changing conditions. Legacy WAN challenges are creating significant bottlenecks for technology companies in implementing their digital strategies and realizing their potential benefits.

Run primarily on bandwidth-limited, expensive MPLS private circuits, legacy WAN networks are falling short of meeting the needs of bandwidth-hungry applications such as CRM, ER, voice and video conferencing. As more applications are deployed, and new cloud platforms are adopted, the hub-and-spoke architecture with data center backhauling is delaying application access, slowing down performance, and affecting user productivity.

With increased remote access and extensive cloud usage, the risk of cyberattacks is also growing, and legacy WAN network with siloed security systems is incapable of securing critical assets and resources hosted on the cloud.

Furthermore, the complexity of legacy WAN’s hardware-centric architecture makes network management and new branch deployment an endless struggle, taking as long as three to six months, awfully slowing down time-to-market in a fast-paced, competitive industry.

Driving Innovation with Secure SD-WAN


In the pursuit of a modern networking solution that can help keep up with technology-enabled, new-age business models, technology companies are now turning to Secure SD-WAN. The cost, time, and complexity of ripping out existing network infrastructure is not necessary. An SD-WAN overlay can be cost-effective and deployed quickly, working in conjunction with legacy infrastructure.

Remote employees, partners, and customers need reliable, secure access to business-critical applications.

Secure SD-WAN makes these applications run faster, safer, and more reliably – delivering quality of user experience. It gives technology companies the freedom to adopt the WAN infrastructure they need, without sacrificing performance, security, reliability, or control. Quality access is critical in empowering remote working employees to continue to carry out business activities. Secure SD-WAN is helps deliver simple, reliable, secure, and optimized access to traditional and cloud applications. 


Always Available Network

Secure SD-WAN offers the ability to aggregate multiple connections of any type, such as MPLS, broadband, wireless 4G, and LTE. By leveraging all available bandwidth, Secure SD-WAN makes the network agile enough to support more traffic volumes, and changing bandwidth demands. Doing so ensures continuous network availability and uninterrupted access to bandwidth-intensive applications hosted on the cloud. Secure SD-WAN’s multiple transport link resilience further helps significantly cut down MPLS driven bandwidth costs.

High Application Performance

Secure SD-WAN architecture embeds application intelligence, enabling deep packet inspection by the network, beyond its source and destination. It intelligently prioritizes application traffic based on business-intent policies and automatically directs them across the ideal transport route. This helps ensure mission-critical tools and applications are always running smoothly, even during network outages, further improving application reliability and quality of experience. It also enables IT to spend less time dealing with network complexities and have more time and focus applied to business applications and services.

Centralized Management and Control

With centralized management and control, Secure SD-WAN dramatically simplifies WAN deployment and monitoring. Using simple, template-driven workflows, it eliminates tedious, error-prone configurations. With zero-touch deployment, the IT team can deploy patches, roll out policy updates across all branches from a single central orchestrator in one-go. Secure SD-WAN also offers deep granular visibility into applications, devices, and users to immediately detect and fix anomalies. With a cloud-based Secure SD-WAN, technology companies can effortlessly manage their complex networks, quickly propagate or integrate new remote branches (in less than a month!), and simply plug-in to instantly connect to cloud services. By eliminating the need for manual visits to each branch site, Secure SD-WAN also helps save substantial operational costs.

Secure Connectivity

Secure SD-WAN ’s segmentation enables IT to securely consolidate disparate physical environments into a single network. In doing so, they can isolate and prioritize mission-critical traffic from the regular traffic for robust security and better user experience. Additionally, Secure SD-WAN also integrates end-to-end multi-layer security with best-of-breed features such as next-gen firewall, encryption, contextual awareness, and more. These deeper security capabilities allow technology companies to steer away from data center backhauling of cloud traffic, and instead directly access cloud data and applications, without fearing security risks.

Working from Home with SD-WAN


As organizations adapt to remote working conditions, SD-WAN is becoming a powerful enabler for business continuity. With Versa Secure SD-WAN Appliance and Versa Secure SD-WAN using the Versa Titan service, technology companies can now:

  • Provide multi-link home access (Broadband and LTE) for increased resiliency and application availability
  • Isolate and secure segmentation of employees’ work assets from family assets
  • Provide Wi-Fi capability with corporate access and DIA for non-corporate devices
  • Adopt site-to-site VPN services to corporate and test locations
  • Take advantage of Local Internet Breakout for non-work-related traffic
  • Enforce advanced security to identify and protect assets against any inbound threats, as well as detect if any device on the home network was compromised
  • Build resilient architecture to ensure Zoom and RingCentral services are always on, providing great call and video quality
  • Leverage destination NAT for local personal hosted services