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Press Release -- October 5th, 2023
Source: versa-networks

Versa Networks Again Receives Highest Product Score for Large Global WAN Use Case in 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN Report

Versa Networks Also Ranked Second Highest for the WAN for Small Branches Use Case, On-Premises Security Sensitive WAN Use Case, and Cloud-First WAN Use Case

Santa Clara, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2023 – Versa Networks, the global leader in AI/ML-powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), today announced that for the fourth year in a row, Versa Networks has been ranked highest in the Large Global WAN Use Case, as published in the 2023 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN report. 1

According to Gartner, “The SD-WAN market is enabling the shift from traditional hub-and-spoke private WAN architectures to connecting enterprise locations to cloud workloads. It includes routing, path selection, orchestration and cloud onramp and security capabilities/third-party SSE integrations are prominent capabilities.” 1

Versa Networks scored highest in the Large Global WAN Use Case; second highest in the WAN for Small Branches, On-Premises Security Sensitive WAN, and Cloud-First WAN Use Cases; and third highest for the SD-WAN With Partner Integrated Cloud Security Use Case, as published in the 2023 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN report. 1 Organizations can use the Critical Capabilities report that evaluates 16 SD-WAN products and services to inform their search for an appropriate solution.

A complimentary copy of the full Gartner Critical Capabilities report is available from the Versa website at

With tens of thousands of customers, hundreds of thousands of sites, and a significant number of very large financial services, retailer, manufacturer, high-tech, public sector, and healthcare customers, Versa has demonstrated that it is the leader in delivering mission critical secure networking solutions. Customers look to Versa to help them solve some of their most challenging security and networking needs, including support for hybrid work models, multi-cloud connectivity, and mobile 5G and satellite networking.

“We are pleased to, once again, see that Versa Networks is ranked highest in the Large Global WAN Use Case,’’ said Kelly Ahuja, CEO with Versa Networks. “It is rewarding, once again, for Versa Secure SD-WAN to be ranked as one of the top solutions with the highest aggregate product score, validating our product leadership. We are continuing to win across the globe and have customers of all sizes in every use case. We feel our platform’s feature rich routing, SD-WAN, SD-LAN, security, deployment flexibility, scalability and cloud onramp is highly differentiated.”

According to Gartner, “SD-WAN vendors are improving operational capabilities in the areas of network automation, AI networking and generative AI (GenAI) to simplify ease of use. We expect this to be one of the differentiators in this market going forward.” 1

“Versa has already been delivering AIOps capabilities with our natural language processing (NLP) based chatbot called Verbo and AI/ML based anomaly detection, troubleshooting and prediction capabilities with VANI,” added Ahuja. “Versa has incorporated new Generative AI capabilities into these tools, as well as leverages AI for additional data and threat protection use cases, for example conditional access to as well as preventing data leakage to cloud-based GenAI tools. We continue to innovate to help enterprises simplify how they protect their users, sites, devices and connect them to workloads anywhere, anytime.”

About Versa Unified SASE

Versa’s AI/ML-powered single-vendor Unified SASE and Secure SD-WAN deliver 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 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, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner on Sept. 29, 2023.

The report was published as “Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure” in the years 2020-2021.

Versa Networks was recognized as Versa (VOS) in the 2022 and 2020 report and as Versa Networks (VOS) in the 2021 report.

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About Versa Networks

Versa Networks, the leader in single-vendor Unified 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., Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.


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