Versa Distinguished Over Seven Other SASE Solutions Based on Innovation, Commercialization Success, App Delivery, Price/Performance Value, Creativity, User Experience and Customer Service
Santa Clara, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2023 – Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced it has earned the 2022 SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its industry-leading SASE solution from Frost & Sullivan, a leading industry analyst firm at the center of an ecosystem of best practice cultivation, executive peer support, and cutting-edge insights that is singularly focused on reshaping the world through managed growth.
According to Frost & Sullivan, “Versa is the preferred choice in terms of securing SD-WAN and SSE as it offers flexibility in deploying its converged SASE platform, either through on-premises, public cloud, or as a cloud-delivered service, while many other SASE solutions are offered only as cloud-based services or a combination of different components, including hardware and service chaining. In contrast to traditional security vendors’ SASE offerings that are either re-architected or built from the acquisitions of multiple mature products and provided as point products (à la carte) or in the form of service chaining with other third-party solutions, Versa provides a unified, identity-aware, context-driven, and globally distributed software platform. The company’s SASE services are tightly integrated within a single software stack managed by a single pane of glass.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award to a company that has developed a pioneering technology that not only enhances current products, but also enables the development of new products and applications. For the 2022 SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan analysts independently evaluated eight leading SASE providers on the following criteria:
- Technology Leverage – Commitment to Innovation, Commitment to Creativity, Stage Gate Efficiency, Commercialization Success, and Application Diversity
- Customer Impact – Price/Performance Value, Customer Purchase Experience, Customer Ownership Experience, Customer Service Experience, and Brand Equity
A complimentary copy of the Frost & Sullivan 2022 SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award writeup is available from the Versa website at https://versa-networks.com/resources/reports/frost-and-sullivan-2022-global-enabling-technology-award/.
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 SASE deployments.
According to Frost & Sullivan, “Versa is also committed to technology innovation and creativity, and it continuously invests in and makes technology enhancements to its security services, including Versa sandboxing infrastructure, DLP, CASB (Inline and API based), remote browser isolation (RBI), and domain name system (DNS) tunnelling detection, which provide better threat protection, detection and response capabilities. Frost & Sullivan applauds Versa’s creativity to add Cloud Workload Security, Cloud Security Posture Management and SaaS Security Posture Management to its platform. Most of the company’s competitors do not offer these functionalities or offer them as separate solutions. Versa has also added artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) to its software platform to boost anomaly detection, risk remediation and automation.”
“Considering Versa is the pioneer of the unified SASE space, and its technology lead and rapid customer growth, it is gratifying to be recognized as the SASE global enabling technology leader by Frost & Sullivan,” said Apurva Mehta, Versa Networks Co-Founder and CTO. “Versa’s feature-rich SASE solution with tightly integrated security and networking, deployment flexibility and cloud onramp, combined with our natural language processing (NLP) and AI/ML-based anomaly detection, troubleshooting, and prediction capabilities is proven critical for organizations as they map their direction to SASE. Versa has a strong unified SASE product that appeals to most organizations looking for a cloud-native security provider. Versa has a strong mind share which results in Versa appearing frequently on SSE selection shortlists.”
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 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.
About Versa Networks
Versa Networks, the leader in single-vendor SASE platforms, delivers AI/ML-powered SSE and SD-WAN solutions. The platform provides networking and security with true 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. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites and millions of users trust Versa with their mission critical networks and security. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, BlackRock Inc., Silicon Valley Bank, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.
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