Traditionally the WANs were performing well but were based on the conventional routers, which were never intended for cloud use. WANs usually involve backhauling the traffic coming from the branch offices to the headquarters or hub data centre. It makes sure to implement services for the data centres and have the necessary enhanced security inspection services. Considering such security services is needed because Backhaul delays degrade application performance and efficiency. As a result, your business might have several negative user experiences and lose profitability.
On the other hand, the SD-WAN model has a round-centric WAN architecture that fully supports the applications. Such centralized WAN provides the applications hosted in on-premises data centres, private or public clouds and SaaS services. It offers the highest level of application efficiency for Dropbox, Microsoft 365, Workday, Salesforce.com and many more. Enterprise, service providers, mid-market, and small-medium organizations may benefit from SD-WAN. Secure SD-WAN offers complete multi-tenancy, different deployment choices, zero-touch provisioning, and a comprehensive set of security features.
The traditional, outdated approach of WAN is inflexible, complicated, wasteful, and cloud-compatible, resulting in a terrible user experience. SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking) is a game-changing technology that provides a digital WAN network that seamlessly links clients to their applications while simplifying IT infrastructure administration and maintenance.
The significant features of SD-WAN include enhanced application performance, more significant dependencies, simplified branch office connectivity and increased network agility. Moreover, it reduces total costs by allowing for higher resource utilization and automation branch and design for WAN. It must be kept knowing that such functionalities are necessary to meet current IT business goals. SD-WAN connects several network circuits, such as broadband, DIA, and LTE. Such courses may be connected to an existing MPLS network to form a hybrid system or used as a standalone network with all wired and wireless connections.
Working for the security and maintaining the networking for your business, SD-WAN is the most simplified network connectivity solution for your business. It delivers a virtualized WAN with centralized control to make multiple branch offices service administration and deployment easier.
SD-WAN creates a WAN channel-independent overlay network that may substitute old branch office routers, reducing WAN infrastructure complexity. SD-WAN allows for more administration and maintenance of application service policies at the application layer, ensuring optimal system performance.
Software monitoring is a crucial component of SD-WAN. All apps and their SLA needs are understood by SD-WAN, which then converts them into policies that the channel must follow. Whether private/public cloud or SaaS, it enables dynamic networking and user interaction monitoring to guarantee efficient traffic delivery and QoE.
SD-WAN also delivers an intelligent regulation architecture transmitted from a single system with streamlined control and administration. Visibility is improved, enabling IT to understand better applications, devices, users, and networking to guarantee that their business aims and ambitions are met. The above makes it easier for IT to establish, control, and adjust business needs across branches, data centres, and cloud/SaaS environments.
SD-WAN provides a simplified solution for your business networking and maintaining the traffic with zero-touch provisioning. Zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) is placing devices that use a switch function to set up the device automatically. ZTP enables IT professionals to swiftly install network devices in a large-scale environment, removing the majority of the human effort associated with doing so.
Usually, ZTP is utilized in networking devices, routers, wireless access points, and firewalls, among other machines and applications. The objective is for IT staff and internet providers to deploy networking equipment without manual involvement. Manual configuration takes patience and is vulnerable to human error, especially when dealing with many devices. In this scenario, ZTP is quicker, lowers the risk of errors, and maintains configuration integrity.
An efficient SD-WAN solution allows organizations to implement IoT, VoIP, system integration, and edge computing services rather than wasting time and resources designing and operating networks. IT may integrate these (OTT) services to automated and programmable cloud-native platforms by focusing on developing these business-oriented services rather than managing WAN complexity. Secure SD-WAN is a cloud-native technology that gives IT access to a virtual WAN architecture that is automated and policy-driven. As a result, the network becomes a business service execution engine rather than a bottleneck obstacle.
SD-WAN systems frequently include the following features:
The SD-WAN solution incorporates essential characteristics such as multi-tenancy, multi-service, flexibility, simplicity and zero-touch provisioning and is based on diverse networking and security software combined with commodity hardware. Multi-tenancy enhances service flexibility when provisioning while also cutting costs and operational expenses at the data centre, cloud, and branches. Due to multi-service features and service links, businesses can incorporate essential security services like next-generation firewalls and secure web gateways into their existing network infrastructure.
With an application and multi-service solution to SD-WAN, Audra Networks enables organizations to re-architect their business WAN and branch office networks, using technology and low-cost hardware while delivering a comprehensive set of integrated SD-WAN and SD-Security features. WAN and branch network Capex and Opex can be reduced, while IT the agility to business demands can be improved. The amount of time it takes to manage the network is reduced, and the security of the branches is improved.
Audra SD-WAN acts as an orchestrator, managing all data transmissions over a secure cloud connection from numerous branches. A secure channel guarantees that data privacy is protected and effective. It ensures that all remote users connected to the cloud network have secure remote access, ensuring that companies have a safe and straightforward network connection.
As multi-branched companies worldwide embrace SD-WAN, Audra is a clear game-changer in the industry. To enable maximum mobility, it mixes on-premises and cloud-native technology with the most straightforward networking along with zero-touch provisioning to ensure security. When you need a lasting and robust WAN architecture across your headquarters, branches, and cloud locations, Audra Secure SD-WAN keeps your worries at bay. Furthermore, from a single cloud panel, manage all of your remote offices via Edge gateways, cloud services via SASE Gateway, and remote users via secure VPN tunnels.
The Audra Orchestrator efficiently regulates SASE Gateways and Organization Edge Gateways simultaneously, giving more detailed performance data, a multi-dimensional and flexible management strategy, and secure network system monitoring. In conjunction with its proprietary ACMP, the Audra Orchestrator puts you in control of establishing impenetrable VPN overlays throughout your dispersed networks, down to the smallest detail.
By merging on-premises Edge gateways with cutting-edge SASE gateways, Audra SD-WAN ensures that you are in complete control and well-protected against any threats.
Audra SD-WAN security features are as follows
Are just a few of the security features by Audra SD-WAN.
To conclude, with a software-based approach to SD-WAN and security services, Audra SD-WAN avoids equipment complexity in branch offices. Clients may install a fully complete set of Audra SD-WAN and branch security features on a single device using zero-touch provisioning. Capability additions may be managed remotely through the Orchestrator management platform in a matter of minutes. Thus, following all such features and management techniques, Audra SD-WAN could be your solution for simple network connectivity with zero-touch provisioning that also ensures the security of the business.
Posted on Dec 21, 2021