SAN JOSE, Calif., October 22, 2018 – Versa Networks, innovator of the Versa Secure Cloud IP software platform, today announced that it has partnered with Microsoft to deliver automated, simple and software-defined orchestration of secure connectivity from the branch to cloud-based Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN.

Utilizing Versa Secure SD-WAN from the Versa Secure Cloud IP Platform as on-premise branch solution, this collaboration enables customers who have business applications (cloud workloads) in Microsoft Azure to gain optimized connectivity to them by providing cloud workloads close to the users. Additionally, it enables dynamic, secure branch-to-branch and branch-to-Azure secure connectivity with SD-WAN application-aware intelligent traffic steering across the Microsoft global backbone, which has more than 130 edge sites worldwide.

Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN (vWAN) is a new network service offering from Microsoft that simplifies deployment of highly secure and global scale optimized branch connectivity across the Microsoft network. This service provides optimized fast-path routing between on-premises, virtual appliances and Azure hosted workloads with secure connectivity using automated IPsec tunnels. Enterprises can now leverage and utilize the Microsoft-powered backbone for optimized and secure connectivity across a virtual WAN.

“Our collaboration with Microsoft allows customers to easily and intuitively configure connectivity for both Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN and Versa Secure SD-WAN branch sites,” said Kumar Mehta, co-founder and CDO, Versa Networks. “We’re excited to join forces with Microsoft to provide an exceptional user experience for applications in Microsoft Azure, driven by high performance connectivity and integrated security across the complete service stack, with simple automated provisioning.”

Prasetha Warrier, Principal Product Manager, Azure Networking said, “The goal is to enable global and regionalized connectivity from branch to cloud that is automated and across a high-speed fabric, enabling customers to create a global virtual WAN using Microsoft’s backbone and Versa SD-WAN. Versa cloud orchestration empowers enterprises to connect business endpoints globally using Azure and the Global Microsoft network – in a simple, automated solution with control, visibility and security.”

Users of the integrated solution can deploy secure connectivity, using Versa’s on-premises security, and additionally incorporate cloud security all managed from a unified portal experience and API integration.

To learn more about this collaboration, please visit the solution page at

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 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