California Telecom Partners with Versa Networks to Deliver a Secure, Flexible, Customizable Managed SD-WAN Experience

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 27, 2018Versa Networks, innovator of a next-generation software platform that integrates cloud, networking and security services, announced today that California Telecom has partnered with Versa to deliver its customers a secure, flexible and customizable managed SD-WAN experience. Looking to expand into the Secure SD-WAN market alongside its high speed, high capacity internet access and services, California Telecom will now offer a wide selection of SD-WAN options for organizations of all sizes, from monitoring to complete outsourcing with its managed edge-router service.

Through this partnership, California Telecom has integrated Versa’s Secure Cloud IP platform into its existing infrastructure. This integration enables California Telecom to provide its customers with a broad range of features and options through a multi-tiered service offering anything from a basic failover all the way to a Hybrid MPLS and cloud SD-WAN with unified threat management integration.

“We spent over a year looking for a SD-WAN platform we could integrate into our existing MPLS infrastructure that could offer all the features that were being promoted in the industry,” said Jim Gurol, CEO at California Telecom. “After trying multiple solutions, we found the one vendor that has it all, Versa Networks. The architecture closely paired with our existing infrastructure, so we are immediately able to go to market. With our team, our infrastructure and the Versa Secure Cloud IP platform, we can now provide our customers a unique and secure SD-WAN experience.”

California Telecom’s customers will benefit from appliance consolidation and removing the complex management of the WAN edge and cloud perimeter. With Versa, all solutions will now sit on a single appliance, while California Telecom’s backend control, management and analytics infrastructure automates and provisions the service. Customers will now enjoy an easy-to-use portal to simplify change management, provisioning and reporting. Versa’s native analytics for networking and security provides California Telecom a multi-faceted view of any malicious activity down to the application, user and workstation level. Customers are able to access this from the customer portal, a simple graphical portal view and drilldown, enabling California Telecom customers the power to maintain and have deep visibility into security within their organization with or without intervention.

“Most solutions we were looking at, prior to partnering with Versa Networks, didn’t fit with the models we were looking to offer, such as hybrid MPLS, cloud-based SD-WAN and integrated security,” added Gurol. “With Versa’s zero-touch provisioning, simple and automated workflow designs, we are confident our customers are going to get the best Secure SD-WAN experience out there.”

For more information on California Telecom’s SD-WAN offering, visit https://www.californiatelecom.com/services/sd-wan/. For more on Versa Networks, visit https://versanetworks.wpengine.com.


About Versa Networks

Versa Networks is the innovator of Secure Cloud IP architecture, a next-generation software platform that delivers integrated cloud, networking and security services. Versa’s solution, with an unrivaled depth of features and capabilities, enables enterprises to transition off of legacy WANs to achieve business agility, branch modernization and TCO advantages. The company has transacted over 150,000 software licenses through service providers, partners and enterprises globally. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures and Verizon Ventures.

For more information, visit https://versanetworks.wpengine.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.

About California Telecom

California Telecom is a leading business communications and managed service provider for business of all sizes. Our customized managed solutions and US based customer service are the reason why a growing list of leading organizations rely on California Telecom. With over 10 years of experience and utilizing the best available technology, California Telecom has helped customers lower IT costs, simplify their infrastructure and improve their communications.

To learn more about California Telecom’s leading service offerings, please visit www.californiatelecom.com.

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