Versa Networks, a recognized leader in secure access service edge (SASE), and a Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has met rigorous criteria of Gartner for inclusion in three Magic Quadrant reports related to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) – the 2021 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure (now SD-WAN) report, the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report, and the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge report.
Versa is included in these Magic Quadrant reports for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in each technology category.
Versa is the only privately held, solely-SASE focused vendor – included in all three Magic Quadrant reports.
“SASE converges networking (for example, SD-WAN and L4 stateful firewall) and network security services (such as SWG, CASB, and ZTNA) into a single-vendor product sold as an integrated service, rather than as separate products,” according to Gartner.
“Vendors that lack the broad suite of capabilities required for SASE will be unable to compete long term in this market and will be regarded as primarily fitting the tactical needs of only a smaller number of end-user organizations.”
“IT vendor goals of maximizing revenue and account control by delivering a single, end-to-end solution are enabled with a SASE offering.”
(Learn about Versa’s security pedigree and how they offer innovative security capabilities within their SASE portfolio. Courtesy of Versa Networks and YouTube.)
“We believe Versa Networks’ inclusion in these three important Magic Quadrant reports validates Versa’s wealth of SASE capabilities delivered today,” explained Kelly Ahuja, CEO with Versa Networks.
“Versa SASE is architected in a completely unique way, and we deliver a truly superior secure networking platform that is aligned with where the market is today, and headed in the future.”
“Our purpose-built SASE solutions power enterprise networks globally for connecting users to applications anywhere, anytime.”
“Our platform is differentiated with tightly integrated security, superior application, and network performance, sophisticated analytics, and advanced software-defined and network functionalities for cloud and on-premises deployments.”
(Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks, offers insights into how Versa is Winning, Growing, and Innovating. And why the Versa Secure Cloud IP Platform is enabling managed service provider partners and enterprise customers to securely transition to multi-cloud, transforming the WAN edge into an automated, secure, and business intelligence services architecture. Courtesy of Versa Networks and YouTube.)
Gartner stated, “SASE mandates the use of cloud edge for a significant portion of the networking and security services provided, although some SASE use cases still require a portion of the service to be delivered locally (e.g., SD-WAN’s dynamic application steering between access links and basic firewall).”
“Stronger and more mature SASE offerings will have a larger portion of the service hosted from the cloud edge.” Further, “SASE mandates an integrated multiservice offering with a single policy and enforcement construct for security.”
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.
Versa began delivering SASE services such as 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) more than five years ago.
Versa uniquely provides contextual security based on user, role, device, application, location, security posture of the device, and content. As a leader in one of the fastest-growing security and networking category, SASE, 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.
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.
Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites trust Versa with their networks, security, and clouds.
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 entering 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 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.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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