Versa Networks Included in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Reports Covering WAN Edge Infrastructure (SD-WAN), Network Firewalls and Security Service Edge
Versa Meets Rigorous Criteria by Gartner for Inclusion in Magic Quadrant Reports Related to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Due to its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision
San Jose, Calif., February 18, 2022
Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, today announced it has met rigorous criteria of Gartner for inclusion in three Magic Quadrant reports related to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) – the 2021 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure1 (now SD-WAN) report, the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls2 report, and the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge3 report.
Versa is included in these Magic Quadrant reports for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in each technology category. Versa is one of only three vendors – and the only privately held, solely-SASE focused vendor – included in all three Magic Quadrant reports.
According to Gartner, “SASE converges networking (for example, SD-WAN and L4 stateful firewall) and network security services (such as SWG, CASB and ZTNA) into a single-vendor product sold as an integrated service, rather than as separate products.”4
Gartner also says, “Vendors that lack the broad suite of capabilities required for SASE will be unable to compete long term in this market and will be regarded as primarily fitting the tactical needs of only a smaller number of end-user organizations. IT vendor goals of maximizing revenue and account control by delivering a single, end-to-end solution are enabled with a SASE offering.”4
“We believe Versa Networks’ inclusion in these three important Magic Quadrant reports validates Versa’s wealth of SASE capabilities delivered today,” said Kelly Ahuja, CEO with Versa Networks. “Versa SASE is architected in a completely unique way, and we deliver a truly superior secure networking platform that is aligned with where the market is today, and headed in the future. Our purpose-built SASE solutions power enterprise networks globally for connecting users to applications anywhere, anytime. Our platform is differentiated with tightly integrated security, superior application and network performance, sophisticated analytics, and advanced software-defined and network functionalities for cloud and on-premises deployments.”
Gartner also states, “SASE mandates the use of cloud edge for a significant portion of the networking and security services provided, although some SASE use cases still require a portion of the service to be delivered locally (e.g., SD-WAN’s dynamic application steering between access links and basic firewall). Stronger and more mature SASE offerings will have a larger portion of the service hosted from the cloud edge.” Further, “SASE mandates an integrated multiservice offering with a single policy and enforcement construct for security.”4
Versa SASE delivers tightly integrated services 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 (SWG), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) more than five 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.
Note 1 – Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure,” by Jonathan Forest, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner, Evan Zeng, on Sept. 20, 2021.
Note 2 – Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls,” by Rajpreet Kaur, Jeremy D’Hoinne, Nat Smith, and Adam Hils, on Nov. 1, 2021.
Note 3 – Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge,” by John Watts, Craig Lawson, Charlie Winckless, and Aaron McQuade, on Feb. 15, 2022.
Note 4 – Gartner, Inc. “Forecast Analysis: Secure Access Service Edge, Worldwide,” by Joe Skorupa and Nat Smith, on July 27, 2021.
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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.