Versa Networks Awarded a 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award

Versa FlexVNF Recognized for Exceptional NFV Innovation in SD-WAN and Security

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — May 3, 2016 — Versa Networks, a networking and security startup providing next-generation WAN and branch office solutions for service providers and enterprises, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded Versa FlexVNF a 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award.

Versa FlexVNF software significantly improves customers’ WAN and branch networks by enabling a migration from legacy hardware to a modern software-defined approach. It includes the broadest set of virtualized network functions (VNFs) in the industry – from a full set of networking capabilities, including SD-WAN, to the widest range of advanced security functions.

Additionally, Versa FlexVNF is purpose-built with many carrier-grade operational capabilities, including full multi-tenancy at the head-end and branch office, and elasticity for scaling capacity on-demand. Powerful service chaining for both Versa and third-party services enables providers and large enterprises to easily integrate multiple network and security functions, such as SD-WAN with web gateway and next-generation firewall for secure direct Internet access.

“The WAN and branch network market has not seen significant change in nearly 20 years — largely due to the stranglehold that a few large incumbent vendors have had on this major market sector,” said Mark Weiner, chief marketing officer of Versa Networks. “We’re bringing new branch architectures to the market, re-thought from a software-defined and network function virtualization perspective.”

“Congratulations to Versa Networks for receiving a 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMCNet. “Versa FlexVNF has demonstrated true innovation and is leading the way for network function virtualization and SD-WAN. I look forward to continued excellence from Versa Networks in 2016 and beyond.”

The INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award honors products that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving Network Function Virtualization.

Winners of the NFV Pioneer Award will be featured in the June 2016 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

More information on Versa VNF solutions can be found here.

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About Versa Networks
Founded by network industry veterans, Versa Networks is an innovative vendor in the NFV and virtualized network functions (VNF) market. Versa solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade VNF software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and