Versa SASE Wins 2021 Government Security Award
Versa SASE Recognized for Comprehensive Integration of Networking, SD-WAN, Security, Routing, Secure Access, and Analytics for Enterprises, SMBs and Service Providers
San Jose, Calif., April 20, 2021
Versa Networks, the leader in SASE, today announced that Versa SASE is a Gold Winner of the 2021 Govies Government Security Award. The award program, sponsored by Security Today and GovSec, honors outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. Versa SASE won in the network security awards category.
Versa SASE delivers tightly integrated SASE via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both via Versa Operating System (VOS™) with a Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture and managed through a single pane of glass. Versa began delivering SASE services such as VPN, Secure SD-WAN, Edge Compute Protection, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Secure Web Gateway, and Zero Trust Network Access 5 years ago. Versa uniquely provides contextual security based on user, role, device, application, location, security posture of the device, and content. As the leader in the fastest growing security and networking category, SASE, and executing on SASE services for years, Versa is the only solution proven to deliver the industry’s leading and differentiated architecture for high performance and security. 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 recent industry report.
“It is apparent that the COVID-19 pandemic had very little affect upon product development and deployment in the government security sector,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief, Security Today magazine. “We appreciate all the manufacturers who labor diligently to ensure security in the government space, including federal, state, local and Native American jurisdictions. We’re pleased to honor these winners and thank all those who participated in this amazing process.”
1105 Media launched its government security awards program in 2009. In 2011, this successful program became known as The Govies. An independent panel of judges from the security industry selected the top entries and 2021 winners using criteria including Features, Innovation, User Friendliness, Interoperability, Quality, Design, Market Opportunity, and Impact in the Security Industry, Technical Advances, and Scalability.
“It is rewarding for Versa SASE to be recognized with another industry award, this time for the secure network access we deliver to government agencies and their often-remote employees,” said Michael Wood, Chief Marketing Officer for Versa Networks. “The government sector is an important area of focus for Versa, where we are seeing continued interest and adoption due to Versa’s unique ability to deliver fully integrated SASE via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both for government agencies. Versa is the modern secure network.”
Unlike competing solutions, Versa SASE was built from the ground up to deliver a tightly integrated SASE solution within a single software stack managed via a single interface, eliminating service chaining, cascading, and virtual interconnect between services, which is required by competitors. Competing solutions have hidden costs and gaps in security because they require multiple product and service components. Achieving visibility and control from solutions requiring service chaining to connect multiple components together proves ineffective, increasing the costs and attack surfaces for organizations.
Versa SASE runs on VOS, which is designed with the Versa Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture combining extensive security, advanced networking, industry leading SD-WAN, genuine multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics into one software image. This integration and design methodology dramatically decreases latency, significantly improves performance, and mitigates security vulnerabilities which other solutions introduce by running multiple software stacks, service chains, or appliances.
About 1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group
1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group includes several leading industry media brands that provide new product and technology solutions for security professionals: Security Today, securitytoday.com, GovSec, Campus Security & Life Safety, and campuslifesecurity.com. The brands’ print, digital, custom media and research products integrate physical and IT security coverage and provide the smartest, most cost-effective solutions for reaching security decision makers.
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.
Note 1 – Gartner, “Best Network Practices to Support Work-From-Home Initiatives,” by Andrew Lerner, et al. Sept. 23, 2020.