SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that it has been recognized as a 2023 SC Award finalist in the Trust Award category for Best SASE Solution. The announcement was made as part of SC Media’s 2023 SC Awards coverage. Now in its 26th year, the SC Awards program is cybersecurity’s most prestigious and competitive program, recognizing the solutions, organizations, and people driving innovation and success in information security.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the SC Awards Program panel of judges as one of today’s best SASE solutions, in what is widely considered to be the security industry’s most important annual recognition program,” said Dan Maier, CMO for Versa Networks. “More and more organizations today are moving their infrastructure to the cloud and making hybrid work permanent, as they push themselves to become more agile and competitive. Versa helps deliver needed agility with a secure networking platform that simplifies how organizations protect and connect their users, devices and sites. Our cloud-native products were built from the ground up to work together on a single operating system, tightly integrating comprehensive security and networking functionality. This approach has helped thousands of customers transform their networks, while reducing their risk, costs, and complexity.”
Hundreds of entrants vying for Trust Awards were judged by a panel of industry leaders, from sectors including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, consulting, and education. Winners will be announced during SC Awards week, scheduled to begin on August 21, with individual profiles of every winner. Coverage will also include Winners Circle virtual roundtables and candid on-camera conversations between the SC Media editorial team and SC Award recipients about critical aspects of the evolving information security landscape.
Versa’s AI/ML-powered single-vendor Unified SASE 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 Unified SASE platform goes above and beyond management console automation by providing the ability to integrate networks, points of presence, policy definitions, application definitions, agent logic, and data lakes.
“Both the strategies and technologies embodied by our entrants captured the exceptional innovation of the cybersecurity sector this year,” said Tom Spring, SC Media’s editorial director at CyberRisk Alliance. “Entrants represented our industry’s top-tier products, individuals, and firms. This year’s list of finalists reflects both the robustness and agility of solutions used by network defenders to protect assets within an always shifting threat landscape.”
Versa simplifies how enterprises protect and connect their users, devices and sites to workloads and applications anywhere, anytime to improve security posture and enhance user-to-application experience and operational efficiency. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated and named Versa as one of the vendors delivering single-vendor SASE. Dell’Oro Group has named Versa the Unified SASE market share leader for two years in a row, while 650 Group recognized Versa as the market share leader for both Deployed SASE and Enabled SD-WAN since 2020. Also, KuppingerCole Analysts AG named Versa a leader in every evaluation category in its SASE Integration Suites Leadership Compass report. In addition, Frost & Sullivan honored Versa with its SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its industry-leading SASE solution. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, while the CIO CHOICE 2023 Honor and Recognition program distinguished Versa SASE as the Most Trusted Brand by CIOs for SASE.
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About Versa Networks
Versa Networks, the leader in single-vendor Unified 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., Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.
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