Simplified: AI-Driven SD-WAN with Session Smart
Say ‘goodbye’ to dropped Zoom calls with AI-driven SD-WAN.
In this Simplified eBook, you’ll see what happens to packets in tunnels and learn how tunnel-free, AI-driven SD-WAN with Session Smart Routing provides strong security and the best possible user experiences.
How SD-WANs make setting up new applications and services faster and easier
Why tunnels are problematic, and how AI-driven SD-WANs use smart routers to guide sessions
The many benefits of routing sessions, including zero trust network access
Who is this for?
0:03 Simplified AI driven SD Wan with session smart.
0:09 Modern business practices such as cloud computing, video conferencing and remote work are pushing
0:15 wide area networks, or WANS, to their limit.
0:19 These practices are making WANS more and more complex and more susceptible to sophisticated
0:27 Software defined wide area networks or SD WANs help with complexity.
0:33 St winds are more agile than traditional Wan's.
0:36 They make setting up new applications and services faster and easier.
0:40 They also allow companies to choose the best path for different application traffic, improving
0:45 speed and user experience.
0:47 While SD wins help with complexity, many are still problematic.
0:54 Most SD win solutions work through the creation of tunnels.
0:57 A tunnel establishes a direct connection between two endpoints, like our company's headquarters
1:02 and their brand stores.
1:04 Establishing tunnels between every site in a network can take a long time and can easily
1:08 become complicated.
1:09 This is where problems can occur.
1:11 Let's take a closer look.
1:13 At what goes on in a tunnel?
1:16 Within tunnels, data packets are broken down and reassembled along the way.
1:22 Headers are appended to packets, creating excessive overhead.
1:25 This added overhead slows down network traffic and can cause poor user experiences.
1:31 Think long loading times and choppy video calls.
1:36 Sometimes a company will set up a second tunnel in case the first tunnel stops working.
1:40 Maintaining a backup tunnel is expensive, and it could take a while for the packets
1:45 to move over or fail over.
1:46 To the other.
1:47 Tunnel tunnels also create security concerns.
1:50 Because tunnels establish a connection between two devices, either side of the tunnel can
1:55 send traffic to the other.
1:56 If one side of the tunnel is compromised and connects with the other, both sides become
2:01 Fortunately, there is a way to securely connect locations without tunnels.
2:07 Introducing AI driven SD WAN's AI driven SD Wan uses intelligent sessions.
2:13 Smart routers to guide sessions instead of individual packets, all without tunnels.
2:17 By routing sessions, packets that belong together stay together, creating a better end user
2:26 Sessions take the fastest route to their destination since they're not being forced through tunnels.
2:30 If the usual fastest route is congested or fails, then the sessions are quickly routed
2:35 to a faster path.
2:36 No tunnel construction means that switching happens instantly.
2:40 This means people on live video, conferences or calls won't experience any interruptions.
2:49 Juniper sessions smart routers to understand the applications and users on the network.
2:53 This allows network admins to establish rules for every user and device based on security
2:58 and priority.
3:00 For example, if an inventory stock worker tries to get to the sales database app, the
3:06 router will deny them access.
3:09 With AI driven SD Wan, only the users given permission will be able to access specific
3:15 This is called zero trust network access or nay.
3:18 By understanding applications, network admins can also prioritize some applications over
3:25 For example, if the CEO is scrolling through social media while an inventory stock worker
3:30 is updating.
3:31 The database then the inventory database application traffic will be prioritized over the CEO's
3:39 Another benefit to tunnel free sessions.
3:41 Smart routing operators have greater, more granular visibility into each individual session.
3:47 The session data can also be shared with Juniper Virtual Network assistant Marvis to uncover
3:53 insights, detect anomalies and self-correct before the user experience is affected.
3:57 This is the power of AI driven SD Wan.
4:03 Juniper's AI driven SD-WAN with session smart technology simplifies networks, tightened
4:07 security and provides users with better experiences, all by ensuring you can connect locations
4:13 securely without tunnels.