Full-featured SD-WAN Solution Deep Dive

Learn about the capabilities you should expect to find in a full-featured SD-WAN design and how these features operate within the larger Secure SD-WAN architecture.

SD-WAN Growth Report 2020

Futuriom outlines the market trends for SD-WAN in their June 2020 report and provides their predictions for growth and change in the space.

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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.

 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, 2020

Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant report analyzes the various vendors in the WAN edge market and Versa is positioned as a Leader.

Versa Networks - Explained in 1 minute

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.

Versa SD-Branch

Simplify and consolidate multiple functions with Versa’s software-defined branch.


SD-Branch helps companies simplify their branch and WAN infrastructure through consolidating functions such as routing, SD-WAN, firewall, UTM and SaaS optimization into one secure platform. Versa’s SD-Branch network helps businesses reduce cost, while evolving their WAN and branch architecture within the cloud and digital age.

With simplified and unified architecture, Versa helps transform your deployment and management and experience with a self-provision, self-care capability with knowledge across multiple dimensions that fit your business needs. Versa’s SD-Branch solution is ultimately designed to integrate with your existing infrastructure while maintaining operational efficiency and reducing cost.

Challenges with Traditional WAN
and Branch Infrastructure


Enterprise networking and security teams often struggle with evolving their WAN and branch office IT architecture to support cloud transition and digital transformation. The requirements for the WAN are multi-fold: including the need to improve user experience when accessing cloud-based applications and resources. In addition, organizations need the visibility, control, and security so they can see users, devices, and applications being accessed.

Organizations expect:

  • Increased agility of new site deployments
  • Ongoing change management
  • Better management of bandwidth requirements
  • Simplification of appliance and software sprawl
  • Overall reduction of WAN cost and complexity

Reducing Costs and Increasing Security
with Versa SD-Branch


Versa Networks enables enterprises to simplify their WAN and branch by consolidating networking and security functions into a single software platform with a broad set of SD-WAN services, instead of deploying multiple hardware appliances and software packages. The Versa SD-Branch solution provides a full set of integrated networking (routing, SD-WAN, Ethernet, Wi-Fi) and security (NG firewall, secure web gateway, AV, IPS) functions running on a low-cost appliance with a single management console.

With this consolidated stack, enterprises can reduce the Capex and Opex of their WAN and branch infrastructure while increasing IT responsiveness to their cloud migration and digital transformation needs. The time required to manage the network is minimized, and branch security and control is significantly strengthened.


Reduced Complexity and Cost

Versa SD-Branch minimizes the complexity of appliance and software sprawl in the branch office using a software-based approach to integrate networking and security functions onto a single platform. Use zero-touch provisioning to deploy a full set of routing, SD-WAN, security and local networking capabilities onto a low-cost appliance without complicated integration or troubleshooting between different devices. All configurations are templated to ensure service interoperability and highly efficient operation.

Capital and operating costs can be reduced up to 80%. Enterprises can significantly reduce WAN costs using Versa SD-WAN deployed over a hybrid network, and provide the performance needed for high bandwidth applications using broadband or LTE. Capex with a Versa SD-Branch is typically much lower, as many hardware-based functions are consolidated onto the Versa VOS software running on a low-cost appliance. Opex is greatly reduced as truck rolls for installation and upgrades are eliminated, hands-on administration and troubleshooting is minimized through single-pane centralized management across all services, and system scalability is assured without hardware refreshes.

Increase IT Agility

Versa SD-Branch enables network and IT teams to remove the limitations that legacy WAN and branch architectures have placed on strategic projects like cloud migration. Versa SD-Branch transforms formerly rigid network and security functions into an agile software-based environment that enables IT to rapidly provision new sites, dynamically add new third-party services, and seamlessly scale capacity.

For example, as an enterprise makes the decision to migrate from traditional Microsoft Office and Exchange servers to Office 365, your IT team can rapidly add direct Internet access and security to each branch office to support faster and lower cost connectivity to the Office 365 cloud. As new branch offices are being opened, deploying the network and security with Versa SD-Branch is as simple as shipping a low-cost appliance, plugging it in, and zero-touch configuring it through Versa Director – no truck rolls or long troubleshooting windows needed.

Better Branch Security

A unique differentiator for Versa SD-Branch is increased security at each branch office. Many enterprise branch offices do not have proper security in place even adhering to the strict policies recommended by modern firewalls. The addition of SD-WAN and direct Internet access (DIA) only increases security risks, as the branch is now directly exposed to outside Internet threats.

Versa SD-Branch provides a wide set of advanced security functions that deliver layered protection and access control. Each Versa security function is service-chained and all the networking functions, provisioning, policy setting, and operations are far simpler than using piecemeal, standalone security devices or software packages. By combining your SD-branch solution with robust security, you can achieve a consistent and secure application-level protection that can all be visible and controlled through a single pane of glass.