Versa Networks Achieves FIPS 140-2 Security Certification

Versa Operating System (VOS) Achieves Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation by NIST

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced it has achieved FIPS 140-2 certification for its Versa Operating System (VOS)™, which is the foundation for Versa SASE and Versa Secure SD-WAN and includes complete end-to-end security with FIPS validated cryptography for the entire solution. This is an important milestone that demonstrates Versa’s commitment to the public sector, including the state and federal government vertical for which this certification is critical.

“Federal CIOs and CISOs are driving strategic Zero Trust and SASE initiatives to meet President Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” said Ed Elmore, Federal VP of Sales at Versa Networks. “To deliver the most secure capabilities to our federal customers, Versa is committed to FIPS 140-2 certifications by NIST as a foundational element of Versa products supporting our government customers’ missions. Versa delivers the most comprehensive, fully integrated SASE and Zero Trust solution to the government.”

Sunil Ravi, Chief Security Architect at Versa Networks, said, “Our team is proud to have achieved FIPS 140-2 Level-1 certification for VOS as a Branch and Controller, both when deployed as a bare metal appliance and when deployed as a virtual machine. The FIPS-certified VOS cryptographic modules power the cryptography for the Control Plane and Data Plane of the Versa SASE and Versa Secure SD-WAN solutions.”

“We are excited to achieve this milestone reiterating our commitment to delivering very high standards of security solutions for our customers demanding the most stringent cryptographic standards,” said Vengal Darapaneni, Head of Program Management at Versa Networks.

The evaluation was conducted by Advanced Data Security, an independent cryptographic module testing laboratory accredited by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). The CMVP is a joint effort between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce and the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, a branch of the Communications Security Establishment.

For more information, see the below references to the VOS FIPS validation certificates:

  • Versa Networks Branch, FIPS 140-2 Validated, Certificate #4379
  • Versa Networks Controller, FIPS 140-2 Validated, Certificate #4380

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, 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, Cloud Network Firewall, 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.

As the leader in SASE, the fastest growing security and networking category, Versa is the only solution proven to deliver the industry’s leading and differentiated SASE architecture. Dell’Oro Group listed Versa as the 2021 SASE market share leader with 84-percent market share for the unified category in its 4Q21 Network Security Quarterly Report; and Frost and Sullivan ranks Versa as the #2 worldwide market share leader in SASE. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report.

About Versa Networks

Versa Networks, the leader in single-vendor SASE platforms, delivers AI/ML-powered SSE and SD-WAN solutions. The platform provides networking and security with true multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both to meet SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites and millions of users trust Versa with their mission critical networks and security. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, BlackRock Inc., Silicon Valley Bank, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.

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