Versa Networks, a recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, who brought home the Gold for Best Network Security Solution in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, hosted its inaugural user conference Versatility 2022 last week.
Approximately 1,000 customers and partners participated in the virtual event offering two days of more than 25 keynote and breakout sessions, led by leading cybersecurity experts, visionaries, and end-user practitioners.
Versatility 2022 hosted a variety of key Versa Networks customers presenting on issues solved and benefits realized utilizing Versa SASE, which include bp, Capital One, Enbridge, Fiserv, and Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, to name but a few.
Conference attendees learned first-hand about user best practices and will advance their security and networking technical skills as SASE practitioners with technical workshops. In addition, the partners vital to deploying Versa SASE to customers and ensuring success are also attending.
“For our first annual user conference, we are pleasantly surprised at the overwhelming interest and that close to 1,000 attendees will participate,” explained Michael Wood, Chief Marketing Officer with Versa Networks.
“As the SASE leader, Versa has unique insights into real-world scenarios and best practices for how SASE helps organizations address their variety of secure networking needs, from digital transformation to supporting the work-from-anywhere environment.”
“The event provided a unique opportunity for people to meet with Versa leadership and technology experts, while also gaining valuable insight networking with their peers.”
Throughout the event, attendees also participated in more than 10 keynote sessions where they learned directly from Versa engineers about the most important trends in cybersecurity.
Additionally, more than 15 hands-on sessions allowed attendees to dive deeply into Versa’s products and address one-on-one questions with Versa’s technology experts.
Versatility 2022 User Conference sessions was recorded, and will be available.
Versa SASE delivers tightly integrated services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both via Versa Operating System (VOS™) with a Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture and managed through a single pane of glass.
(See how Versa Secure Web Gateway (SWG) provides secure Internet access to enterprise sites, home offices, and on-the-go users without compromising performance or end-user experience. Courtesy of Versa Networks and YouTube.)
Versa began delivering SASE services more than five years ago, which include VPN, Secure SD-WAN, Edge Compute Protection, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA).
Versa Networks uniquely provides contextual security based on user, role, device, application, location, security posture of the device, and content.
(Available via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both, see how Versa SASE connects Work-from-Home users to Enterprise branches securely and reliably to applications in the cloud or data centers around the world. Courtesy of Versa Networks and YouTube.)
As a leader in SASE, the fastest growing security and networking category, and executing on SASE services for years, Versa is the only solution proven to deliver the industry’s leading and differentiated architecture for high performance and security.
Dell’Oro Group listed Versa as the 2021 SASE market share leader with 84-percent market share for the unified category in its 4Q21 Network Security Quarterly Report.
Furthermore, Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated, and Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report.
Versa Networks combines extensive security, advanced networking, industry-leading SD-WAN, genuine multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both to meet SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers, and via the simplified Versa Titan cloud service designed for Lean IT.
To date, thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites trust Versa with their networks, security, and clouds.
Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners.
To Learn More, please visit https://www.versa-networks.com.
Versa Networks Brings Home the Gold in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Network Security Solution (Tie**)
Versa SASE (Software as a Service) is an industry-first solution that delivers leading Secure SD-WAN services and private connectivity for employees who are remote or working from home, so they can securely connect to applications in both private and public cloud services.
This new solution is based on the Versa Operating System (VOS™), a comprehensive and advanced next-generation virtual appliance that powers Secure SD-WAN networks on-premises and in the cloud for thousands of customers globally.
To protect the enterprise, which now has an expanded threat perimeter with the majority of connections being remote, Versa SASE offers the industry’s widest range of security functions in a Secure SD-WAN solution, which includes stateful firewall, DOS protection, next-generation firewalls, IPS, and URL filtering on end users’ client devices connecting privately to company resources hosted in private data centers, the public cloud, and Software as a service (SaaS) locations.
(Available via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both, Versa SASE connects Work-from-Home users to Enterprise branches securely and reliably to applications in the cloud or data centers around the world. Courtesy of Versa Networks and YouTube.)
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlight the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
So be on the lookout for exciting upcoming announcements of Speakers, Presenters, Book Signing Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2022 in New York City!
2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Welcomes New PLATINUM SPONSOR: NEC National Security Systems (NSS)!
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In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
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- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
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- The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
- Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
- The Federal Air Marshals Service
- The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their record of accomplishment include:
AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
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Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
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AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
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The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of Annual ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
It serves as your Go-To Source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2021 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
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