Current Analysis Rates Versa Networks’ SD-WAN as “Strong” in Market Update Report
Research Says SD-WAN Solution of Versa FlexVNF, Director and Analytics “Is Versatile and Supports Multi-Tenancy in the Branch, vCPE and Controller, Making It Particularly Useful”
Santa Clara, Calif., February 16, 2016
Versa Networks, a networking and security startup providing next-generation WAN and branch solutions for service providers and enterprises, today announced that industry analyst firm Current Analysis has awarded the Versa SD-WAN solution with a “Strong” rating. The new report, “SD-WAN 2015 Market Update: Vendor Snapshots Show a Crowded, Competitive Field Attempting to Diversify,” says, “All of (Versa Networks) virtual network functions, such as SD-WAN, vCPE and branch security are components that can be deployed centrally to the provider edge or on-premises as needed. And are ideally suited for service providers and enterprises alike.” Out of the 10 vendors spotlighted in the report, Versa Networks was the only software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and virtualized NGFW/UTM company to merit a “Strong” rating. The full report can be downloaded here: http://versanetworks.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/SD-WAN-Market-Advisory-Report-Dec.-2015.pdf
In a summary statement, report author and Current Analysis principal analyst Mike Fratto wrote, “The SD-WAN market is becoming quite crowded with ten vendors, many startups, shipping products and more entering the space. The biggest issue facing any vendor offering SD-WAN products is differentiating from competitors. Every SD-WAN vendor emphasizes ease of use compared to alternatives, such as VPNs and dynamic routing protocols, dynamic path control to optimize traffic among two or more WAN connections and application classification in order to monitor performance and meet service level agreements (SLAs) using policy-based management, which simplifies daily operations.”
“We are honored to be recognized by Current Analysis as a ‘Strong’ vendor in the SD-WAN space,” said Mark Weiner, CMO at Versa Networks. “This report validates the SD-WAN traction we’re seeing in the marketplace, and we expect to grow our company, products and enabled services even faster as service providers and distributed enterprises begin adding our virtualized security functions like next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and malware protection to their SD-WAN designs.”
Noted Competitive Strengths
Unlike its competitors, Versa key strengths, as referenced in the report, include:
- An architecture that is versatile and supports multi-tenancy in the branch, vCPE and controller, making it particularly useful for service providers and enterprises alike
- An emphases on rich integration capabilities using standardized protocols between nodes and REST APIs for integration with systems such as OSS/BSS, NFV orchestration and cloud management
- Versa Director, which can integrate with a number of SDN products, such as OpenDaylight, OpenStack, Nuage Networks and VMware’s NSX and vCloud Director
- Performance monitoring that uses probes and passive analysis to manage performance
About Versa FlexVNF, Versa Director, and Versa Analytics
Versa FlexVNF allows service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch network to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s software-based approach provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware. For service providers, Versa FlexVNF enables next-generation managed services for virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE), managed software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and managed security. For enterprises, the software provides carrier-grade solutions for SD-WAN and branch security projects.
Versa Director is a platform that simplifies the creation, automation and delivery of network services using Versa FlexVNF software. The platform provides the essential management and orchestration capabilities needed to deliver Versa VNF-based network and security services for a variety of use cases, including virtual CPE (vCPE), SD-WAN and branch security. Network functions managed by Versa Director range from basic connectivity to branch security to SD-WANs with layered security.
Versa Analytics is a real-time big data solution purpose-built for Versa FlexVNFs and the managed services and enterprise WANs they are deployed in. The software provides visibility and control, base lining, correlation, prediction and a feedback loop into all Versa VNFs. Additionally, Versa Analytics provides real-time and historical search and can generate reports on usage patterns, trends, security events and alerts. It analyzes the vast amounts of historical data sent from Versa VNFs to find and present critical data points, resulting in actionable analytics and reports. Tight native integration with Versa VNFs ensures optimized storage, search results and system performance.
Versa VNF solutions are available now.
About Versa Networks
Versa Networks, the leader in SASE, combines extensive security, advanced networking, industry leading SD-WAN, genuine 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, and via the simplified Versa Titan cloud service designed for Lean IT. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites trust Versa with their networks, security, and clouds. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, 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.