Versa Networks Recognized as a 2018 Emerging Vendor by CRN

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 23, 2018 – Versa Networks, innovator of a next-generation software platform that integrates cloud, networking and security services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Versa to its 2018 Emerging Vendors List in the networking category. This list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. The list is divided into seven categories: Cloud, Data Center, Security, Big Data, Unified Communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and Storage. In addition to celebrating these notable companies, the Emerging Vendors list serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

Versa Networks’ differentiates themselves in the market by being the only vendor to offer a complete networking and security software solution to software-define the WAN edge in a single cloud-native multi-tenant software platform. Versa’s Secure Cloud IP Platform, integrates cloud networking, SD-WAN, wireless and mobile connectivity, transport line conditioning and software-defined security services (NGFW/UTM) in a flexible, versatile software stack that displaces multiple legacy branch-office hardware devices. The software platform enables managed service providers and enterprise to transform the WAN edge to an application user-experience driven secure multi-cloud and hybrid WAN architecture. The entire solution is managed through a single-pane of glass that unifies and simplifies management, provisioning and monitoring.

“The technology suppliers on CRN’s 2018 Emerging Vendors list are creating a bright future for the IT channel, aggressively developing products to meet complex IT market demands, while positively impacting the bottom line of solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “The array of leading-edge products delivered by these organizations will have a lasting impact on the channel for years to come.”

“Being included in CRN’s Emerging Vendors list is another huge milestone for our team,” said Robert McBride, director of marketing at Versa Networks. “This continues validation of Versa as a leader in not only the SD-WAN market, but also in software-defined security and infrastructure. The market recognizes the need to integrate networking and security in a unified and simplified solution approach. We will continue to serve our growing partner ecosystem and enterprise customers with innovative technology that not only will simplify the WAN edge but secure the transition to multi-cloud.”

The complete Emerging Vendors list can be found online at

For more information about Versa Networks and its Cloud IP Platform, visit

About Versa Networks
Versa Networks is a leading innovator in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market. Versa’s solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform enterprise WAN’s to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade cloud-native software platform provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility, transforming the business of networking. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield, Artis Ventures and Verizon Ventures. For more information, visit or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.

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