Gartner has recognised Versa Networks as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Single-Vendor SASE report.
The company is also positioned as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN report, and earned the highest score for the Large Global WAN Use Case in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN report.
“It’s very important to Duxbury Networking that our suppliers can demonstrate their prowess in the market.”
“We can then pass on the benefits that derive from an innovative company like Versa, to our customers. Extensive investment in R&D by our suppliers, ultimately results in recognition by independent technological research and consulting firms like Gartner. This is a clear endorsement of their ability to produce customer-centric networking solutions,” says Andre Kannemeyer, Chief Technical Officer at Duxbury Networking, distributors of Versa Networks technology in South Africa.
According to Gartner, “By 2025, one-third of new SASE deployments will be based on a single-vendor SASE offering; up from 10% in 2022.”
Furthermore, “By 2025, 50% of new SD-WAN purchases will be part of a single-vendor SASE offering; up from 10% in 2022.”
With thousands of customers, hundreds of thousands of sites, and a significant number of very large financial institution, retailer, manufacturer, high-tech company, public sector, and healthcare customers, Versa is a demonstrated leader in mission critical secure networks of Global 2000 companies and their remote worker, cloud-first, and security-sensitive deployments.
Gartner also stated: “What is needed is an identity-aware and context-aware network and security access fabric that connects users, devices, and locations everywhere to the enterprise’s digital resources, anywhere.”
“Delivering this anywhere, anytime access to any user, device or location requires a cloud-centric SASE capability. A complete SASE offering combines network edge capabilities, most notably SD-WAN, and a set of cloud-centric security service edge (SSE) capabilities, most notably SWG, CASB and ZTNA.”
The benefits of Single-Vendor SASE Offerings are improved security posture, improved network and security staff efficacy, and improved user and administrator experience. The business metrics are better security, experience and lower TCO.
“We believe that Versa Networks being recognised by Gartner as a provider of single-vendor SASE acknowledges the approach we adopted of tightly integrating security services with SD-WAN and networking functions when Versa was founded 10 years ago,” says Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks.
“Gartner sees significant growth in the SASE market over the next several years. Its Forecast Analysis: Secure Access Service Edge, Worldwide report indicates that ‘Over the next five years, the market for secure access service edge will grow at a CAGR of 36%, reaching almost $21 billion by 2026.’”
“With our complete cloud-centric solution, we are uniquely positioned to deliver leading SASE and SD-WAN capabilities to the biggest enterprises and service provider partners in the world.”
Versa’s single-vendor SASE platform delivers organically developed best-of-breed functions that tightly integrate and deliver services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both via VOS with a Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture and managed through a single pane of glass.
Versa delivers SASE services such as Secure SD-WAN, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Unified Threat Management (UTM) including Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA).
Versa’s single-vendor SASE platform goes above and beyond management console automation integration, by providing the ability to integrate networks, points of presence, policy definitions, application definitions, agent logic, and data lakes.
Kannemeyer says that while accolades are not the primary reason for Duxbury to align itself with specific suppliers, the objectivity of reports like those from Gartner, lend weight to their rationale to supply Versa products to the market.