Versa Networks Named a 2016 Tech Culture Award Recipient by TMCnet
Networking startup recognized for unique culture and commitment to employee fulfillment, which drive better results
Santa Clara, Calif. – August 16, 2016 – Versa Networks, a networking and security startup providing next-generation WAN and branch office solutions for service providers and enterprises, announced today that TMCnet has named it a recipient of a 2016 Tech Culture Award, giving it an “A” ranking. TMCnet is the leading website building communities online, in person and in print for communications and technology markets, and the TMCnet Tech Culture Award was created to celebrate the best places to work in technology.
Versa was recognized for its commitment to work-life balance and diversity, which includes age, as older programmers and engineers frequently find themselves discriminated against in Silicon Valley’s youth-obsessed culture. The company also avoids mandating the stereotypical startup open office, instead providing individuals the option to select cubicles to help maximize coding productivity.
One key difference between Versa and many other technology companies is the level of involvement that an engineer has with actual customer projects. Versa requires engineers to interact with customers on a regular basis, which speeds up their advancement into management roles and gives them a better understanding of end users’ production needs.
“Versa Networks has been successful in significantly disrupting the WAN industry, and that would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of our stellar team members,” said Mark Weiner, CMO of Versa Networks. “We believe in a culture that rewards employees and provides them with concrete opportunities to demonstrate their skills, which in turn has fueled our best-in-class products and ongoing innovation.”
“The mission of these Tech Culture Awards is quite simple. We have surveyed and selected companies who are looking for the best and brightest tech talent and are willing to go the extra mile to provide what they believe is the ideal tech culture,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC’s CEO and group editor-in-chief for TMCnet.
“Versa Networks has demonstrated to the editors of TMCnet that they are committed to growth through providing a truly distinct and upbeat environment and for that we applaud and recognize them,” added Tehrani.
About Versa Networks
Founded by network industry veterans, Versa Networks is an innovative vendor in the SD-WAN and SD-Security 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 network function virtualization (NFV) software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield and Verizon Ventures. For more information visit https://versanetworks.wpengine.com.
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