Versa Networks, a leading innovator of next-generation, software-based networking and security solutions, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Versa Networks and its Versa Cloud IP Platform a winner of the 2018 SD-WAN Leadership Award. The award was presented by TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine at this year’s SD-WAN Expo, which took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from February 14-16.
“The rise of the cloud has prompted many businesses to rethink their WAN architectures. And many have discovered that SD-WAN is the answer,” wrote Paula Bernier, executive editor at TMC in a February 20 Unified Communications feature story. “SD-WAN enables them to support their cloud applications and strategies. It allows them to affordably connect branches and leverage all their underlying connectivity. It gives them control in the form of avoiding carrier lock-in, having greater visibility, and assuring application performance. And it can address security too.”
“We are honored to be recognized as an SD-WAN innovator by TMC,” said Rob McBride, head of product marketing for Versa Networks. “As we found in a recent survey, complexity is a top issue when securing and managing branch networks. More businesses are deploying additional devices to protect the enterprise edge as they adopt more direct internet access to address multi-cloud connectivity. This adds complexity to an already overly-complex enterprise IT architecture. These mounting challenges have driven more than 85 percent of companies to specifically consider using SD-WAN to increase security, reduce complexity and ensure positive end-user application experiences.”
Versa’s Cloud IP Platform is helping organizations overcome these challenges with a single integrated software solution that combines SD-WAN and advanced security with application, user, device and location awareness. The platform allows organizations to build out their networks because they know that they are protected from today’s latest threats.
“The Versa Cloud IP Platform has demonstrated innovation and will help shape the face of this rapidly-evolving industry. It is our pleasure to honor Versa for their inspiring work,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.
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.
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