Versa Networks Receives Highest Score for Network-Driven SASE Use Case in the Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Single-Vendor SASE Report
Versa Networks Also Recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Single-Vendor SASE
Santa Clara, Calif., – August 24, 2023
Versa Networks, the global leader in AI/ML powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that it has been recognized with the highest score for Network-Driven SASE in the inaugural 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Single-Vendor SASE 1 report (Secure Access Service Edge). In addition, Versa was ranked among the highest three vendors for the Basic SASE and SASE with Advanced Security Use Cases.
According to Gartner, “Gartner defines single-vendor SASE offerings as those that deliver multiple converged-network and security-as-a-service capabilities, such as software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), network firewalling and Zero Trust network access (ZTNA). These offerings use a cloud-centric architecture and are delivered by one vendor.” 2
With tens of thousands of customers, hundreds of thousands of sites, and a significant number of very large financial services, retailer, manufacturer, high-tech, public sector, and healthcare customers, Versa has demonstrated that it is the leader in delivering mission critical secure networking solutions. Customers look to Versa to help them solve some of their most challenging security and networking needs, including support for hybrid work models, multi-cloud connectivity, and mobile 5G and satellite networking.
“Versa has led the industry convergence of networking and security with a belief that security needs to be built into the network, rather than bolted on,” said Kelly Ahuja, CEO with Versa Networks. “In today’s business environment the infrastructure has grown in complexity, and affecting simplicity with consolidation of vendors and consoles via a unified single-vendor SASE solution makes sense. Some of the greatest benefits our customers receive from deploying Versa Unified SASE are an improved security posture, better application experience, improved operational efficiency, and lower TCO.”
Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Single-Vendor SASE
Versa has also been recognized as a Challenger in the inaugural 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Single-Vendor SASE report2. This report evaluated eight different vendors based on evaluation criteria, and Versa was recognized for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.
According to Gartner, “We are seeing increased interest in single-vendor SASE from organizations that want to simplify their branch technology stacks. It is particularly compelling for organizations making SD-WAN investments and extending the project to include firewalling, remote access and other security capabilities. This trend has expanded to SSE as well, as many buyers will switch from a best-of-breed purchasing motion to a default position that a single vendor is preferred even if they aren’t best of breed in all areas.” 2
A complimentary copy of the 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Single-Vendor SASE report is available from the Versa website at https://versa-networks.com/resources/reports/critical-capabilities-single-vendor-sase-2023/.
A complimentary copy of the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Single-Vendor SASE report is available at https://versa-networks.com/resources/reports/gartner-magic-quadrant-single-vendor-sase-2023/.
Note 1 – Gartner, Inc. Critical Capabilities for Single-Vendor SASE, by Andrew Lerner, Jonathan Forest, Nat Smith, and John Watts, on Aug. 21, 2023.
Note 2 – Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Single-Vendor SASE, by Andrew Lerner, Jonathan Forest, Neil MacDonald, Nat Smith, and Charlie Winckless, on Aug. 16, 2023.
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About Versa Unified SASE
Versa’s AI/ML-powered 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 Unified SASE platform goes above and beyond management console automation 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 platforms, 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., 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.