Wind River Validates Versa SD-WAN and SD-Security Solutions

October 13, 2016

By Frank Griffin, Contributing Writer

When the solutions a company provides are validated to be seamlessly integrated with another technology, it can offer it to its customers knowing it will work as designed. For Versa Networks, which provides software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) and software-defined security (SD-Security) solutions for service providers and enterprises, it means it will be able to increase its base for large and complex deployments. The company just announced its SD-WAN and SD-Security have been validated to run on Wind River (News - Alert) Titanium Server, which will make its software-based SD-WAN solution available to more customers.

Titanium Server is based on open software standards with a carrier grade NFV infrastructure software solution designed to address the always on requirements of the telecom industry. This capability allows them to deploy services faster with carrier grade uptime and the reliability telecom networks demand.

With the validation, Versa is now part of the Titanium Cloud ecosystem, which will ensure the availability of interoperable standard products optimized for NFV deployment with Titanium Server. This will accelerate time-to-market for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers.

"Service providers are looking for validated and market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions. To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential. By collaborating with Versa Networks and validating their SD-WAN and SD-Security platform with our Titanium Cloud program, we are able to deliver interoperable solutions for service providers and TEMs who are deploying NFV in their networks," said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. "

The Versa SD-WAN managed service is a carrier-grade solution that provides a simplified and cost effective alternative to WAN connectivity across large branch network deployments. With the Versa VNF-based SD-WAN, enterprises and service providers can address cost, operations, application performance, advanced connectivity and security functions.

The solution includes key managed service capabilities such as multi-tenancy, multi-service, elasticity and zero-touch provisioning to maximize service agility and reduce capital and operating costs. It improves service agility while increasing service revenue and lowering provider costs

The Versa SD-Security delivers managed security at the branch, which can be a great market opportunity in a digital ecosystem that is riddled with security threats. According to Versa, this platform delivers managed security that is more agile and efficient by migrating from hardware-based services to a software-defined approach (SD-Security). By leveraging virtualized network and security functions (VNFs), it offers next-generation firewall, malware protection, URL and content filtering, IPS and anti-virus, DDOS and VPN/next-generation VPN.

"By validating and pre-integrating Versa's software-based SD-WAN and SD-Security with Titanium Server, service providers can deliver carrier grade NFV-based optimized solutions," said Kumar Mehta, CEO and co-founder of Versa Networks. "Service providers can confidently select Titanium Server as a platform to deliver highly reliable Versa solutions."

 Interoperability, flexibility, reliability and availability have now become key tenets of enterprise and telecom operations. Whether it is an enterprise or a telecom, these features are essential, and interoperability validation such as the one between Versa Networks and Wind River is the latest example of this trend. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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