Versa Networks Earns Multiple Leadership Accolades in KuppingerCole’s SASE Leadership Compass Report for its Industry-Leading SASE Solution
Versa Unified SASE Ranked Above Nine Other SASE Solutions Based on Overall Industry Leadership, Product Leadership and Completeness, Market Leadership, and Innovation Leadership
Santa Clara, Calif., February 16, 2023
Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that it has been named a leader in every evaluation category in the Leadership Compass on Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Integration Suites report by industry analyst firm KuppingerCole Analysts AG. Versa was distinguished as an Overall Leader, Product Leader, Market Leader, and Innovation Leader in KuppingerCole’s report published recently.
According to KuppingerCole, “Versa has multiple strengths in SASE: SD-WAN connectivity, authentication context examination, broad OS support, and DLP/CASB being some of the most noteworthy. Any organization looking for the full range of SASE features should have Versa on their shortlist for RFP evaluation. Customers are looking not only for a product leader, but for a vendor that delivers a fully Unified SASE solution beyond simple SSE that is feature-rich in both security and networking, and is continuously being innovated. This is indicated by Versa’s strong position in both our Product Leadership ranking and the Innovation Leadership ranking.”
KuppingerCole Leadership Compass is a measurement that provides an overview of a particular IT market segment and identifies the leaders within that market segment. This compass assists IT leaders in identifying the vendors and products/services that should be considered for product decisions. KuppingerCole independently evaluated 10 leading SASE providers in its Leadership Compass on SASE Integration Suites report.
“It is highly notable that Versa Networks ranked in the leader position in every evaluation category, and stands out from the competition,” said John Tolbert, position title at KuppingerCole. “In prior years organizations could get by with standalone security, SD-WAN and other network functions. In today’s complex and changing environments, organizations need a proven SASE solution with all of its security and networking functions tightly integrated. This is why KuppingerCole chose to focus its resources on SASE research, and published this important industry report.”
In the Product Leadership category, Versa SASE ranked first on overall product strength and the presence and completeness of required SASE features. Versa SASE is the only solution receiving “Strong Positive” rankings for Security, Functionality, Interoperability, and Usability, based on KuppingerCole’s evaluation and comparative overview of the ratings of the products included in this report. Versa SASE was also determined to offer the most SASE functional areas as part of its SASE Integration Suite out of the products evaluated, including SD-WAN, secure web gateway (SWG), firewall (FW), user entity behavior analytics (UEBA), data leak prevention (DLP), cloud access security broker (CASB), and Browser Isolation (BI).
A complimentary copy of the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Secure Access Service Edge Integration Suites report is available from the Versa website at https://versa-networks.com/resources/reports/kuppingercole-sase-leadership-compass-report/
With thousands of customers, hundreds of thousands of sites, and a significant number of very large financial institution, retailer, manufacturer, high-tech company, public sector, and healthcare customers, Versa has demonstrated that it is the leader in mission critical networks of large global WAN, remote worker, cloud-first, and security-sensitive SASE deployments.
According to KuppingerCole, “SASE Integration Suites bring the power, flexibility, and costs saving potential of SD-WAN together with security posture enhancements afforded by integrating CASB, Endpoint Security, DLP, NGFW, SWG, RBI, and IAM in a Zero Trust Architecture. The foundational features we believe are necessary for SASE Integration Suites include SD-WAN (including VPN for endpoints), firewall, Secure Web Gateway, Zero Trust Network Access, Browser Isolation, Data Protection (Data Leakage Protection and Cloud Access Security Brokers), and Customer Support and Experience Management.”
“Versa is recognized as the Unified SASE leader in the industry, and it is rewarding to be ranked as the best SASE solution again, this time in KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass on Secure Access Service Edge Integration Suites report,” said Kumar Mehta, Versa Networks Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer. “Versa’s feature-rich SASE solution with tightly integrated security and networking, deployment flexibility and cloud onramp, combined with our natural language processing (NLP) and AI/ML-based anomaly detection, troubleshooting, and prediction capabilities is proven critical for organizations as they map their direction to SASE. Versa’s Unified SASE meets industry demand and requirements that appeals to most organizations looking for a cloud-native security provider.”
Versa’s single-vendor Unified SASE delivers organically developed best-of-breed functions that tightly integrate and deliver services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both, managed through a single pane of glass. Versa delivers SASE services such as Secure SD-WAN, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Cloud Network Firewall, Unified Threat Management (UTM) including Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). Versa’s single-vendor SASE platform goes above and beyond management console automation integration by providing the ability to integrate networks, points of presence, policy definitions, application definitions, agent logic, and data lakes.
About Versa Networks
Versa Networks, the leader in single-vendor Unified SASE platform, delivers AI/ML-powered SSE and SD-WAN solutions. The platform provides networking and security with true 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. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites and millions of users trust Versa with their mission critical networks and security. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, BlackRock Inc., Silicon Valley Bank, 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.