Versa SASE Receives Gold Govies Government Security Award for Cyber Defense
Independent Panel of Judges Recognizes Versa for Delivering Government’s Only Complete SASE Integration of Cloud Security, Networking, SD-WAN, Secure Access, and Analytics
San Jose, Calif., May 4, 2022
Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, today announced that its industry-leading Versa SASE has been honored in The Govies Government Security Awards competition by Security Today magazine, the only integrated product and technology magazine reaching the entire security market; and securitytoday.com, the preeminent editorial website for the security industry. Versa won the Gold Award in the Cyber Defense Solutions awards category.
1105 Media launched its government security awards program in 2009. In 2011, this successful program became known as The Govies. Participation in the program was greater than ever this year as government security continues to be an ongoing concern. The awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories.
“The pandemic has wreaked havoc worldwide, but security manufacturers continued to work hard designing new security solutions for the government sector,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief, Security Today magazine and securitytoday.com. “This is truly a testament of dedication and vision to ensure the best products are available for government use. Manufacturers should be proud of their employees for providing the best solutions in these challenging times. We appreciate the opportunity to enhance the marketplace by honoring these award winners.”
An independent panel of judges from the security industry selected the top entries in the 2022 categories and named winners using criteria including Features, Innovation, User Friendliness, Interoperability, Quality, Design, Market Opportunity, Impact in the Security Industry, Technical Advances, and Scalability.
“Government is a highly successful and rapidly growing sector for Versa, and it is rewarding to win another award for Versa SASE, particularly from an independent panel of security industry judges,” said Michael Wood, Chief Marketing Officer for Versa Networks. “Versa SASE has earned its spot as the government sector’s SASE solution of choice by delivering unique integration of networking and security SASE services via the cloud or, if customers prefer, delivered on-premises or as a blended combination of both. Government organizations across the globe look to Versa as a strategic partner to address their complex secure access, networking and digital transformation needs. Versa is the modern secure network.”
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 SASE, the fastest growing security and networking category, 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. Dell’Oro Group listed Versa as the 2021 SASE market share leader with 84-percent market share for the unified category in its 4Q21 Network Security Quarterly Report. 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 industry report.
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.