Branch offices: an important location to secure
Gartner estimates that by 2016 more than 30% of advanced threats will target the most vulnerable entry point of the enterprise – the branch office. But deploying advanced security in branch networks is often a challenge: they lack sufficient IT personnel, integration across security products can be problematic, and the network grows more complex each day.
Enterprise IT and security teams have the opportunity to both increase branch security and simplify operations by migrating from proprietary security hardware appliances to a software-defined approach (SD-Security) that leverages virtualized network and security functions running on commodity hardware.
VERSA SD-SECURITY: INCREASED & SIMPLIFIED WAN / BRANCH SECURITY
The Versa SD-Security solution provides a broad set of software-based security functions, including stateful and next-generation firewalls, malware protection, URL and content filtering, IPS and anti-virus, DDoS and VPN/next-generation VPN.
Versa SD-Security solutions maximize cost efficiency by using commodity appliances vs. proprietary hardware, and simplify operations through zero-touch provisioning and automatic service chaining of different security and network functions.
Ongoing operations are simplified through the Versa Director management platform, which provides a single console and set of policies across all Versa security functions. Capacity increases are dynamically provisioned through Versa Director, as are new security functions.
Versa SD-Security solutions use built-in service chaining to easily integrate with existing security software and appliances.
Operational costs are reduced through central management and zero-touch provisioning, which eliminate deployment truck rolls and greatly simplify ongoing operations such as software updates and capacity expansion.
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