Versa Named a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018 — 

Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks:
Versa is excited to be named as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. We’re extremely grateful to our 600+ enterprise customers, 70 service provider partners and 250 employees who are all part of why Versa is the leading disruptor to a multi-billion-dollar, fast-growing market.

Apurva Mehta, co-founder and CTO, Versa Networks:

Being positioned as a visionary in the first ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure is not only a testament to Versa’s dedication to partners and customers but also to our innovative approach to providing the industry with secure, cloud-native SD-WAN technology that addresses enterprises’ multi-cloud and digital transformation strategic initiatives.

Kumar Mehta, co-founder and CDO, Versa Networks:

We’re confident that this Gartner recognition further highlights Versa’s technical leadership in cloud/software-based secure SD-WAN services. We believe this recognition from Gartner further validates our innovative secure SD-WAN software platform, which fundamentally shatters the paradigm of legacy edge networks.

News Summary
Versa Networks, innovator of Secure Cloud IP architecture, today announced that Versa has been recognized as a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.

As the foundation of Secure Cloud IP, Versa’s FlexVNF WAN-edge software platform is the only solution that delivers fully integrated, automated and programmable enterprise-class security and enterprise-class SD-WAN services required to optimize and protect connectivity for public and private clouds, branch offices and remote locations.

Delivering Against Versa’s Vision
Digitization is driving workload migration to multi-cloud/SaaS and hybrid virtual WANs today. As enterprises look for trusted partners to accelerate their transformation journey and achieve compute extensibility into multiple clouds, Versa’s technology has been built from the ground up to be future-proofed for these impending enterprise computing trends:

  • Integrated Security is a must-have edge-network service for all enterprises. While security is already on the agenda of all enterprises, the cost and complexity of traditional approaches will not meet the needs of the market. Additionally, enforcement of global privacy standards such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU is going to make a multi-layer and full security implementation in the WAN a short-list requirement.
  • Micro-Segmentation is currently needed across the entire network. Versa anticipates that the requirement for isolating different users, traffic and applications will be needed from the LAN to the WAN to the Data Center to the Cloud and back.  There are multiple factors driving this trend: the need to reduce the risk zones not just from external threats but from internal threats; the need for consolidating disparate environments into a single network that can deliver the demands of different lines of business or IT; and OTT services across the same secure infrastructure while providing isolated management and control.
  • Dynamic, Contextual Visibility and Control will become increasingly crucial, especially for MSPs.  Versa customers are thought leaders in enterprise network evolution in the way they envision their IT infrastructure delivering a superior app experience that must be differentiated based on users, location, app ID and other variables. For example, a CXO travelling across multiple offices or at a home office requires a different policy to deliver an experience that is different than a global policy implementation. Current tools to facilitate this strategy are inadequate to meet the needs of an enterprise that seeks to move with greater speed and agility as it mandates that multiple disparate tools be stitched together. 

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Analyst(s): Joe Skorupa, Andrew Lerner, Christian Canales, Mike Toussaint, Published: 18 October 2018 ID: G00351467.

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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 leading visionary solution, with an unrivaled depth of features and capabilities, enables enterprises to transition off of legacy WANs to achieve superior business agility, branch modernization and lower TCO. 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, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures.

Versa Networks Media Contact:

Jacqueline Velasco