25 Coolest Network Security Vendors

Versa Networks

Kelly Ahuja, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Founded by former Juniper execs, Versa Networks launched from stealth in 2015 with a software-defined WAN portfolio, which includes carrier-grade software that run on white-box, commodity hardware. From there, companies can layer on security technologies, including next-generation firewalls, malware protection, URL and content filtering, intrusion prevention systems, DDoS and VPN.