Network management and security have become complex and challenging, especially for organizations with remote workers and/or multiple locations. New security threats are emerging every day, and more remote access increases attack surfaces. At the same time, companies are juggling traffic and multiple applications in their wide area networks (WANs), some of which need priority access to work best.
Failing to manage these issues can lead to poor network performance – affecting communication, cloud applications and data center access; and opening up your network to increased security risks.
Enter secure access service edge (SASE) and software-defined (SD)-WAN.
What is SASE?
SASE, pronounced like the word “sassy,” is a network architecture concept that simplifies network and security management by combining both functionalities into a cloud service. As a result, SASE provides greater protection against threats and manages traffic flow more efficiently.
SASE inspects traffic at endpoints and end-user devices and routes traffic through various points of presence to avoid sending all traffic to the data center first before reaching its destination. This reduce latency because traffic is routed more efficiently.
What is SD-WAN?
SD-WAN is a key component of a SASE architecture that provides enhanced security and network traffic management as an overlay network to connect remote users and branch offices. Organizations deploy SD-WAN end-points at their locations to enable secure connectivity to the company’s main data center resources.
With SD-WAN, you can also easily restrict traffic based on user profile or traffic type.
The LOGIX SD-WAN Secure Solution
With LOGIX SD-WAN Secure, you can optimize and secure WAN connectivity to both office locations and to remote workers while managing your entire network from a single platform.
LOGIX SD-WAN Secure provides comprehensive network security, including:
- Next-generation firewall.
- Unified threat management.
- URL filtering.
- Intrusion protection.
- Antivirus options.
The LOGIX SD-WAN Secure solution enables businesses to prioritize application performance across their WAN, including multiple WANs for a resilient architecture. This optimizes throughput by giving priority access to business-critical applications or applications that need exceptionally low latency, such as VoIP or videoconferencing.
Everything is handled within a single interface, which simplifies management and eliminates the need to manage resources across multiple platforms or vendors.
With LOGIX SD-WAN Anywhere, you can extend network security to employees regardless of their location. Whether they work in the office, at branch locations, from home or on the go, your network is protected.
The Benefits of LOGIX SD-WAN Secure
The benefits of using LOGIX SD-WAN Secure include:
- Command and control of your entire network from a single interface.
- Optimized connectivity and performance of business-critical applications.
- Enhanced network security protection.
- A scalable, flexible configuration customized to your network architecture.
- Cloud-based delivery and management.
With LOGIX SD-WAN Secure, security is an integrated solution, not an add-on component. Enterprise-class security is a core component and pervasive across your network.
You also get complete visibility and transparency into your network from a cloud portal interface and through a mobile app that connects to your on-prem device.
SD-WAN also makes it simpler to make changes to your network. For example, adding users, adjusting network settings or adding new configuration elements – you can simply contact Logix to make adjustments or in some cases make modifications yourself through the cloud portal.
LOGIX SD-WAN Secure is Powered by Versa Networks
LOGIX has partnered with Versa Networks, a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader in 2020 and 2021, to deploy the Versa Titan solution as a Versa Titan Specialized partner. With the network expertise of LOGIX and the Versa Titan solution, organizations get a comprehensive approach to securing and optimizing their WANs.
With LOGIX SD-WAN Secure and SD-WAN Anywhere you take advantage of a core component of the SASE model utilizing both SD-WAN and ZTNA technologies.
Contact LOGIX Fiber Networks to request a quote, or call 281-688-6231 to learn how SD-WAN can help you simplify network management and security.