Kalaam Telecom Launches Disruptive SD-WAN Technology for Secured Branch Communication
BAHRAIN–(Marketwired – Jun 6, 2017) – Kalaam Telecom, the 2nd largest ISP for business in Bahrain announced its partnership with Versa Networks, an industry leader in next-generation software-based networking and security solutions, to launch Bahrain’s First Secured SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) infrastructure that provides an end-to-end solution to simplify and secure the WAN/branch office networks.
In today’s world, enterprise IT challenges rapidly increase with growing business and technology needs, such as the increase in demand for cloud applications, non-centralised manageability of multiple branches, increase in security threats and longer times to prepare branch offices for business. Kalaam’s next generation feature-rich Secured SD-WAN solution mitigates the above challenges by securely supporting application growth, network agility, and simplified branch implementations, thus delivering exceptional quality of experience for both on-premises and cloud-based applications.
Mr. Veer Passi, Chief Executive Officer — Kalaam Telecom said “being one of the leading telecom providers for businesses in Bahrain, it is very essential for Kalaam to constantly understand the challenges of enterprises and mitigate them with a disruptive solution. Partnership with Versa Networks USA, a ‘Cool Vendor’ according to Gartner and ‘Strong SD-WAN provider’ according to Current Analysis, allows Kalaam to provide tremendous advantages for enterprises to set up multi-branch communication – local and international – within hours with a deep set of security capabilities including firewall, UTM, DDoS, Antivirus and DNS security.”
He also added, “Advanced features such as real-time graphical analytics, deep dive view of networks and application performance helps users to understand usage, trends and threats to immediately take action on any notable incidents. This partnership delivers a broad set of capabilities for building agile and secure enterprise WAN / branch networks at a very low cost. Based on experience of some recent deployments & international research, the savings from SD-WAN adoption could range between 50% – 80% vs. a traditional MPLS-based WAN infrastructure.”
Mr. Kumar Mehta, founder and CDO of Versa Networks, said “The demand for next-generation, hybrid WAN architectures is rapidly increasing across the Arab states of the Persian Gulf as their economies enter the digital transformation age. Businesses of all types, from retail and finance to the oil industry, are requiring more agility, better economics and business alignment from their secure networks. Versa is excited to partner with Kalaam Telecom and help them address this clear market need with a powerful managed SD-WAN service based on the Versa Cloud IP Platform.”
About Kalaam Telecom
As the first, alternative and fully-licensed telecommunications provider based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kalaam Telecom offers advanced voice, internet, data, and value added services and cloud to business customers. Having launched operations in March 2005, Kalaam serves both small & medium business customers and large corporations across different industries in Bahrain. For more information, visit http://www.kalaam-telecom.com
About Versa Networks
Founded by network industry veterans, Versa Networks is an innovative vendor in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market. Versa’s solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade NFV software provides unmatched agility, cost savings, and flexibility, compared to traditional network hardware. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield, Artis Ventures and Verizon Ventures. For more information, visit https://versanetworks.wpengine.com.