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Prisma SD-WAN Key Elements

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Prisma SD-WAN
Key Elements

Let us learn about the key elements of
Prisma SD-WAN
.
The
Prisma SD-WAN
solution includes two key elements.

Prisma SD-WAN
Controller

Access the SD-WAN controller through an intuitive graphical user interface that helps you manage your network. The SD-WAN web interface enables you to perform the following tasks:
  • Centralize routing and build a network of private and public WAN paths.
  • Provide a single source of truth for configuration of ION devices at branch and data center sites.
  • Utilize a centralized point of administration for a security policy rules as well as application and network analytics.
  • Enable secure automated virtual private network (VPN) tunnels using a zero-touch configuration process.
This is only required to establish initial communication with the controller. Once a device is claimed, the controller will overwrite any further configuration changes done locally on the ION via the console or device toolkit.

ION Devices

ION devices enable you to combine disparate WAN networks, such as; MPLS, LTE, and internet links, into a single, high-performance, hybrid wide area network (WAN).
ION 1000, ION 1200, ION 2000, ION 3000 and ION 3200
Physical or virtual devices that serve as a forwarding x86 commodity-based element at a branch.
  • The Analytics mode provides detailed information on network and application traffic.
  • The Control mode makes path selections, security decisions, and prioritizes applications. It also manages congestion based on controller-programmed policies, reports application and network performance statistics to the controller.
ION 3000, ION 3200, ION 5200, ION 7000, ION 9000 and ION 9200
Physical or virtual devices serve as a forwarding x86 commodity-based element at a branch or a data center. At a data center, you can connect an ION 3000, ION 3200, ION 5200, ION 7000, ION 9000 or an ION 9200 to perform the following tasks:
  • Connect to the data center core and WAN edge routers.
  • Inject
    Prisma SD-WAN
    branch routes into the core router to become the preferred next hop to guarantee path symmetry.
  • Identify traffic sourced from or destined to
    Prisma SD-WAN
    branches, which ensures seamless, non-disruptive integration between SD-WAN and non-SD-WAN branches.

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