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Versa Networks Receives Highest Score for Large Global WAN Use Case

Versa Networks Receives the Second Highest Product Score for Security-Sensitive WAN Use Case, Cloud-First WAN Use Case and Remote Home Worker Use Case

Versa Networks, a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) leader, today announced that Gartner®, a company that delivers actionable, objective insight to its executive and their teams, has given Versa Networks (Versa Operating System VOS™) the highest score for the Large Global WAN Use Case, as published in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN report.1

According to Gartner, “Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for networking and cloud infrastructure should: Evaluate vendors’ security capabilities by comparing native versus partnered integrated SSE functionality, as well as on-premises security versus SSE functionality…Favor SD-WAN solutions that optimize connections to the cloud that validate turnkey integration and orchestration with cloud providers and cloud onramp vendors for the desired architectures. This is especially true for cloud-first organizations.”1

Evaluating 17 SD-WAN products and services, Versa believes the Critical Capabilities report is useful for organizations that may seek to identify vendors that best fit their specific use cases. It details the critical capabilities that Versa believes led the company to be positioned as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WANreport.

A complimentary copy of the full Gartner Critical Capabilities report is available from the Versa website at https://versa-networks.com/resources/reports/gartner-critical-capabilities-for-sd-wan-2022/.

With thousands of customers, hundreds of thousands of sites, and a significant number of very large financial institution, retailer, manufacturer, high-tech company, public sector, and healthcare customers, Versa has demonstrated that it is the leader in mission critical networks of large global WAN, remote worker, cloud-first, and security-sensitive SD-WAN deployments.

According to Gartner, “By 2025, 50% of new software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) purchases will be part of a single vendor secure access service edge (SASE) offering, which is a major increase from 10% in 2022. By 2025, 40% of enterprises with SD-WAN deployments will use artificial intelligence (AI) functions to automate Day 2 operations, compared with fewer than 10% in 2022.”1

Gartner also stated: “We see vendors differentiating themselves with native integrated SSE to deliver single-vendor SASE, partner-integrated secure service edge (SSE), cloud connectivity/networking, application performance optimization and ease of use. We expect AI functionality to be increasingly a differentiator.”1

“We believe that Versa Networks (VOS) receiving the highest score in the Large Global WAN Use Case for the third year in a row confirms our ability to meet the challenges and needs our customers face today,” said Kelly Ahuja, CEO with Versa Networks. “We feel our feature rich SD-WAN, security, deployment flexibility and cloud onramp, combined with our natural language processing (NLP) and AI/ML-based anomaly detection, troubleshooting, and prediction capabilities are important for enterprises as they chart out their direction to SASE. With our complete solution, we are uniquely positioned to deliver leading SASE and SD-WAN capabilities globally and locally for some of the biggest enterprises and service provider partners in the world. This is a critical growth period for Versa, and we are pleased to see this recognition from Gartner following Versa being placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner 2022 Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN report.”2

Versa’s unified SASE (of which Versa SD-WAN is one of the offerings) delivers best-of-breed functions that tightly integrate and deliver services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both via VOS™ with a Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture and 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, 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 unified SASE 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.

Note 1 – Gartner, Inc. “Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN,” by Jonathan Forest, Andrew Lerner, Naresh Singh on Sept. 19, 2022.

Note 2 – Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN,” by Jonathan Forest, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner, Karen Brown on Sept. 12, 2022.

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