Versa Recognized for Delivering Channel’s Only Complete Single-Vendor SASE Offering of Software-Defined WAN, Secure Web Gateway, Cloud Access Security Broker, Network Firewalling and Zero Trust Network Access
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CRN–Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Versa to its coveted 2022 Edge Computing 100 list.
CRN’s annual Edge Computing 100 list honors the trailblazing vendors leading the channel with next-generation technology that is helping to build intelligent edge solutions for Edge Hardware, Software and Services; IoT and 5G Edge Services; and Security. According to CRN, the vendors highlighted on this year’s Edge Computing 100 list encompass the dedication and commitment to constantly improving the technology to provide utmost security and precision technology to the channel.
“CRN’s 2022 Edge Computing 100 list is an exciting opportunity for CRN to recognize innovative vendors that are delivering the technology enterprises need to build unique, intelligent edge solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “These contributors empower channel partners to work smarter and extract the most value from their data. We want to celebrate their impact on the IT channel and the incredible progress we are able to make because of them. Congratulations to all those recognized on this year’s list!”
Versa’s single-vendor SASE platform delivers for the channel 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, 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.
“It is rewarding for Versa to be recognized by CRN as one of the best companies delivering exceptional channel solutions for edge computing,” said John Atchison, Head of Global Channel Marketing with Versa. “Versa’s single-vendor SASE platform converges security and networking into a single software stack that has all the capabilities needed for any edge, with a unified policy, unified data lake and unified console. This, combined with Versa’s long history of working in the channel, enables partners to address their customers’ needs and deliver intelligent solutions for WAN Edge, Secure Access Service Edge, Mobile Edge for IoT, and more.”
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 the 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 open new revenue opportunities.
As the leader in SASE, the fastest growing security and networking category, Versa is the only solution proven to deliver the industry’s leading and differentiated SASE architecture for high performance and security. Dell’Oro Group listed Versa as the 2021 SASE market share leader with 84-percent market share for the unified category in its 4Q21 Network Security Quarterly Report; and Frost and Sullivan ranks Versa as the #2 worldwide market share leader in SASE. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report.
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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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