Enterprises increasingly use productivity and business applications that are more bandwidth-intensive, real-time, and media-rich. This new generation of applications requires more secure, reliable, and flexible connectivity.
Versa Secure SD-WAN combines SD-WAN and security into a single unified solution. It simplifies networking and security infrastructure, lowering CAPEX and OPEX while increasing agility.
Unified Software Stack
Versa’s unified software stack integrates security with networking and industry-leading SD-WAN. It can be deployed via the cloud, on-premises, or blended. It eliminates the need for service chaining, cascading, or virtual interconnect that other solutions require. Powered by low-cost x86 architectures and appliances, it also reduces the capital investments and frequent hardware refreshes associated with legacy network hardware devices.
The uCPE platform supports multiple circuit and Internet providers, technologies, and applications. It simplifies end-to-end management with a uniform dashboard for managing all the networking and security services, regardless of the underlying infrastructure. It supports full multi-tenancy and can support different business units within the same appliance, reducing costs and complexity.
Versa’s approach allows organizations to re-architect their enterprise WAN and branch networks to remove barriers legacy systems have placed on strategic IT projects and business processes. In addition, deploying new branch offices is as simple as shipping a low-cost appliance and zero-touch configuration through central management. And the system can quickly scale capacity based on real-time traffic demands.
Single Management Interface
Versa’s novel approach integrates networking, security, and state-of-the-art SD-WAN analytics into a single stack like Versa networks are a flexible and efficient solution for networking and security needs for businesses. The platform is highly adaptable
and can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid configuration. Versa networks are based on affordable x86 hardware, which minimizes capital expenses by reducing the need for costly network equipment and frequent hardware updates.
A unified management interface simplifies IT’s ability to connect users, branches, corporate offices, data centers, and cloud workloads. Application-aware routing ensures applications always take the most efficient path. Reduces network complexity while guaranteeing a high-quality user experience.
The WAN optimizes branch office connectivity by using deep packet inspection to prioritize and accelerate specific types of traffic. It also identifies underperforming links and routes traffic around them. The result is a highly reliable and cost-efficient network that supports critical digital business initiatives.
Branches can be proactively serviced with additional bandwidth or network and security functions from a central portal, eliminating technical personnel needing to visit sites. Bandwidth and service capacity can be doubled in minutes without requiring truck rolls, appliance swap-outs, or manual interactions at the branch.
Disruptive Pricing Model
Unlike competing SD-WAN offerings, a software-based approach to network and security functions eliminates appliance sprawl in branch offices and reduces overall costs. Zero-touch provisioning simplifies deployment, and a single management interface provides visibility and control over all data metrics at the WAN edge. CAPEX is reduced as truck rolls for hardware installations are eliminated, OPEX is minimized as hands-on time at branches significantly decreases, and scalability is achieved without requiring costly hardware refreshes.
Secure SD-WAN meets the operating requirements in Gartner’s market guide for Software-Defined WAN by delivering high application performance and comprehensive security at low cost. It is done through fully integrating best-of-breed security, advanced networking, industry-leading SD-WAN, genuine multi-tenancy, and sophisticated analytics in a highly scalable enterprise-class carrier-grade OS called VOS(TM).
The secure cloud IP platform enables service providers to efficiently deliver managed SD-routing, SD-branch, and SD-security services at the WAN edge seamlessly integrated with leading operations and business support systems (OSS/BSS) through standard APIs. Automated and programmable service workflows simplify managing these services to reduce operational complexity and increase revenue.
Open Hardware Architecture
The unified platform integrates best-of-breed security, advanced routing, SD-WAN, and multi-cloud/hybrid cloud networking. Its single management interface simplifies policy enforcement across global networks. Its disruptive pricing model eliminates hidden costs and unnecessary integrations so you can build a comprehensive suite of SASE services without financial strain.
The underlying hardware architecture is open, allowing the system to operate in various physical, virtual, and cloud environments. It also provides the flexibility to scale up or down in capacity as required, delivering on the promise of a software-based approach that isn’t confined to proprietary hardware appliances.
Enterprises need a new, simplified approach to securing highly distributed network infrastructure. Versa Secure SD-WAN combines best-of-breed security, enterprise networking, industry-leading SD-WAN, true multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics into a unified architecture that enables high application performance, comprehensive security, and dramatically lower costs.
The ability to sense a user’s context provides opportunities to deliver personalized experiences and improve the quality of applications across the network. Contextual awareness uses sensors and machine learning to automatically detect a user’s location, audio, movement, etc. It then uses that data to form authorization policies that enable IT professionals to minimize security risks and optimize access control.
In the past, context awareness was mainly focused on a user’s location and other information that could be used to identify them (e.g., video feeds and away status messages). More recently, systems have been developed that combine this contextual information with other data types better to understand users’ behaviors, preferences, and emotions.
These systems are designed to help individuals and geographically distributed work teams collaborate more effectively by assisting them in identifying natural opportunities for interaction and collaboration. However, many of these systems are only effective at a fundamental level, and their long-term effectiveness still needs to be determined. That is why a more versatile context model is required for future technologies such as the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems.