Network Security

Versa Networks Named One of 20 Coolest Network Security Companies

Also Featured on CRN’s 2023 Security 100 List, Versa Uniquely Equips and Offers Accredited Training for Channel Partners to Deliver the Leading Unified SASE Solution to Customers

Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Versa as one of the industry’s 20 Coolest Network Security Companies of 2023.

According to CRN, “While its roots were in SD-WAN, Versa Networks has expanded to provide a full secure access service edge (SASE) platform that also includes capabilities in zero trust network access, secure web gateway, cloud access security broker, next-generation firewall-as-a-service, remote browser isolation, and more.” For more information, see https://www.crn.com/news/networking/the-20-coolest-network-security-companies-of-2023-the-security-100/20.

CRN also named Versa on its annual Security 100 list. This list recognizes leading IT channel security leaders who deliver a combination of channel focus and trailblazing and innovative technology to solution providers. Recipients chosen for this year’s Security 100 list were specifically selected by CRN editors for their outstanding channel-focused security offerings. The 2023 Security 100 list is featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/security100.

“With all the unexpected changes organizations have faced since the beginning of COVID-19, security still remains the most critical factor in business today,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “This year’s Security 100 list acknowledges industry-leading companies that deliver pioneering security offerings to the IT channel that can withstand a wide range of threats. These companies are laying the groundwork for the most advanced cybersecurity solutions.”

Versa’s single-vendor Unified SASE delivers organically developed best-of-breed functions that tightly integrate and deliver services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both, managed through a single pane of glass. Versa delivers SASE services such as Secure SD-WAN, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Cloud Network Firewall, Unified Threat Management (UTM) including Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). Versa’s single-vendor Unified SASE platform goes above and beyond management console automation integration by providing the ability to integrate networks, points of presence, policy definitions, application definitions, agent logic, and data lakes.

“It’s an honor, but not surprising, for Versa to be recognized again for the network security portfolio it offers, this time by CRN as one of the Coolest Networking Security Companies delivering to the channel,” said John Atchison, Head of Global Channel Marketing with Versa. “Versa pioneered tight integration of security and networking since the company was founded. Today it is recognized as a leader in delivering AI/ML-powered Unified SASE platforms that appeal to channel partners looking to offer multiple solutions to their customers.”

Versa sells 100 percent through the channel via the Versa ACE Partner Program, the company’s global channel partner program for VARs, SIs, SPs and MSPs. The program expands the ecosystem of highly engaged Versa partners delivering unique customer value through its differentiated Versa SASE and Versa Titan solutions. The program provides formalized sales, pre-sales, and technical training focused on enabling partners to build specialties and become SASE Specialized and/or Titan Specialized. The program offers the industry’s first SASE accreditation to its partners. Versa ACE partners are rewarded for achieving competency and expertise in their specialty areas and are eligible for discounts, and sales and marketing benefits to provide new revenue opportunities.

Versa simplifies how enterprises protect and connect their users, devices and sites to workloads and applications anywhere, anytime. As the leader in SASE, the fastest growing category in cybersecurity, Versa is the only company delivering a differentiated Unified SASE architecture that converges security and networking to ensure an improved security posture, enhanced user-to-application experience, and operational efficiency. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated and named Versa as one of the vendors delivering single-vendor SASE. Also, KuppingerCole Analysts AG named Versa a leader in every evaluation category in its recent SASE Integration Suites Leadership Compass report. In addition, Frost & Sullivan honored Versa with its SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its industry-leading SASE solution. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report; while 650 Group recognized Versa as the market share leader for both Deployed SASE and Enabled SD-WAN. Finally, the CIO CHOICE 2023 Honor and Recognition program distinguished Versa SASE as the Most Trusted Brand by CIOs for SASE.

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