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Press Release -- October 5th, 2023
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Versa Networks to Showcase the Benefits of SASE in Higher Education at EDUCAUSE 2023

Versa’s Unified SASE Platform Uniquely Supports Digital Transformation in Higher Ed, Enhancing Security, Accessibility and User Experience While Optimizing Resources and Costs

Santa Clara, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2023 – Versa Networks, the global leader in AI/ML-powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced it will demonstrate the latest in Unified SASE security and networking services for the education sector at EDUCAUSE 2023 next week at the annual conference in Chicago. The company’s security and networking experts will be available during the event to meet with attendees and discuss the latest in applying a unified set of SASE services to solve their educational institutions’ complex secure networking needs.

Secure, Scalable, Smart: Versa Unified SASE for Modern Education

In the evolving landscape of education, institutions are embracing digital transformation to meet the diverse needs of administrators, educators, and students, moving beyond conventional learning environments. The rise of remote learning has underscored the importance of secure, scalable, and high-performing network infrastructures, given the increased reliance on cloud-hosted platforms and the sprawl of campuses. However, educational institutions face challenges with legacy WAN networks which struggle with inefficiencies, security vulnerabilities, and are unable to accommodate the influx of traffic from diverse devices and applications.

The Versa Unified SASE platform addresses these challenges by offering enhanced network agility, cost-effective bandwidth utilization, higher application performance, and robust security. It enables the intelligent prioritization of application traffic, centralized management for simplified deployment and monitoring, and secure connectivity through integrated multi-layer security features. By ensuring continuous network availability and facilitating direct access to cloud applications without compromising security, Versa’s unified SASE solution empowers educational institutions to fully leverage the opportunities presented by digital transformation.

Visit Versa at EDUCAUSE 2023

Exhibiting at EDUCAUSE 2023 in Booth 438, Versa will demonstrate three main solutions:

  • Versa Secure Internet Access (VSIA): This solution ensures secure internet access for campuses and remote students by offering a range of security features, including:
    • Web Filtering (SWG) to control and monitor web traffic;
    • SaaS Application Security (CASB) for securing cloud-based applications;
    • Data Leak Security (DLP) to prevent unauthorized data leakage;
    • Anti-virus and Intrusion Prevention to protect against known threats;
    • Malware and Ransomware Protection to safeguard against malicious software; and
    • BYOD Access Management to regulate personal devices accessing the network.
  • Versa Zero Trust Everywhere (ZTNA, Versa Secure Private Access): This solution replaces traditional VPNs and adopts a Zero Trust approach to provide secure network access for campuses and remote students.
  • Versa Secure SD-WAN: This solution transforms campus networks by delivering software-defined networking with built-in security features. It includes:
    • MPLS Replacement for more efficient and cost-effective network connections; and
    • Next-Gen Firewall (NGFW), Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), and Unified Threat Management (UTM) features integrated within the SD-WAN solution.

Attendees are invited to visit Versa’s Booth 438 during the Expo hours of 10:15 am CDT – 4:45 pm CDT on Oct. 10; and 10:15 am CDT – 4 pm CDT on Oct. 11. For more information, visit the booth, click here to schedule a meeting, or see

About Versa Unified SASE

Versa’s AI/ML-powered 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 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 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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