Versa Secure SD-WAN
Consolidate networking with security in the complete WAN edge solution.
Part of Versa SASE, Versa Secure SD-WAN delivers differentiated service across enterprise, service provider, mid-market and small-medium businesses. Versa Secure SD-WAN combines full multi-tenancy, multiple deployment options, zero-touch provisioning and a broad set of security functions.
Versa Secure SD-WAN was built from the ground up as a complete integration of best-of-breed comprehensive security, scalable advanced routing, full-featured SD-WAN, genuine multi-tenancy, and sophisticated analytics in a single Enterprise-class Carrier-grade operating system that operates at exceptional scale.
Challenges with Software Defining Your Enterprise
While Enterprises have increased their business agility and revenue through many facets of information technology, WANs and branch office networks continue to impede most IT projects. Compute and storage, as well as core applications like CRM, HR and Microsoft Office, have moved to the cloud. Yet WANs continue to use 20-year-old private line technology (MPLS) and expensive, proprietary networking hardware. This results in slow provisioning times for new offices or even basic changes to configurations and functions, high costs for network equipment and WAN services, complex branch architectures, and high administrative overhead.
- 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
Why Versa Secure SD-WAN Completes Your IT Transformation
Based on Versa networking and security software, coupled with commodity hardware, the Versa Secure SD-WAN solution includes key capabilities such as multi-tenancy, multi-service, elasticity and zero-touch provisioning. Multi-tenancy, both at the data center, cloud, and branch site, improves service agility when provisioning as well as significantly lowering capital and operating costs. Multi-service capabilities and service chaining ensure that organizations can include critical security functions like next-generation firewall and secure web gateway that is easily integrated into their existing network infrastructure.
Versa Networks enables Enterprises to re-architect their enterprise WAN and branch office networks through a software-based and multi-service approach to SD-WAN: leveraging Versa software and low-cost appliances and providing a full set of integrated SASE functions. Organizations can reduce the Capex and Opex of their WAN and branch networks, while increasing IT responsiveness to business needs. The time required to manage the network is minimized, and branch security is strengthened.
Reduce Costs and Increase Performance
Versa helps enterprises significantly reduce their WAN connectivity costs by seamlessly integrating Internet, LTE, and broadband alongside MPLS. These options are often higher in bandwidth than MPLS and significantly lower the total cost. Through application-aware routing and the ability to identify thousands of specific applications, Versa Secure SD-WAN carefully map different applications across the network based on your custom business policy and application-specific SLAs.
For example, traffic to Oracle business applications in the enterprise data center can be routed over MPLS, while access to cloud apps like Salesforce and Workday as well as non-business Internet traffic, is better enabled through a secure internet connection. The traffic steering and security benefits result in lower overall WAN costs and higher performance.
Increase IT Agility from the Network
Versa Secure SD-WAN enable network teams to remove the barriers that legacy WAN and branch architectures have placed on strategic IT projects and business processes. Versa Secure SD-WAN make the network an agile IT resource through a software-based approach that enables administrators to rapidly provision new branch offices, dynamically add new network and security functions, and seamlessly scale capacity.
If new branch offices are being opened, deploying the branch network with a Versa SD-WAN is as simple as shipping a low-cost appliance, plugging it in, and zero-touch configuring it through central management. Versa Secure SD-WAN makes it easy for you to move quickly with all of your IT requirements.
Simple, Secure, Low-Cost Branch Networks
Versa eliminates appliance sprawl in the branch office with a software-based approach to SD-WAN and security functions. Customers use zero-touch provisioning to deploy a fully featured set of Versa SD-WAN and branch security capabilities onto a single appliance. Capacity increases can be quickly administered centrally from the Versa Director management platform.
CAPEX is significantly reduced through replacing expensive, proprietary network hardware with Versa SD-WAN software and low-cost appliances. OPEX is greatly reduced as truck rolls for installation and upgrades are eliminated, hands-on time at branch sites is minimized, and system scalability is assured without hardware refreshes.
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Accelerating Digital Transformation with Secure SD-WAN
Senior executives from Versa Networks and First Data Corp. (now Fiserv) outline two distinct journeys of successfully deploying the optimal solution for the new WAN and the key criteria for qualifying Secure SD-WAN in support of digital transformation strategies.