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TMCNet:  Versa SASE Identified as Having Most Listed SASE Components Included in Gartner Q4 2020 SASE Comparison Report

[January 26, 2021]

Versa SASE Identified as Having Most Listed SASE Components Included in Gartner Q4 2020 SASE Comparison Report

Versa Networks, the leader in SASE and Secure SD-WAN, today announced that Gartner (News - Alert), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has identified Versa SASE as having 13 of the 15 SASE components listed by Gartner, as of the publication date of the "SASE Will Improve Your Distributed Security Everywhere" report.1 The report compared SASE components of 56 vendor products, with 13 SASE components being the highest offered by a vendor, of the vendors Gartner evaluated.

According to Gartner, "Existing security and network technology deployments will shape customers' path to secure access service edge (SASE) architecture. The sudden shift to remote work has caused companies to reassess their distributed workforce approach to system access. SASE is a leading architectural framework approach to help. Business drivers for SASE include increases in complexity and latency at the edge. SASE aims to simplify security through centralized policy control with a focus on cloud-based security services. When correctly orchestrated, centralized policy can use factors like identity and user context to govern how services are routed and protected."1

Versa SASE is uniquely differentiated in the ability to deliver comprehensive integrated SASE services both on-premises and via the cloud using the same operating system within a single software stack, VOS™ (Versa Operating System), based on the Versa Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture. Due to the genuine multi-tenant capabilities, VOS™ delivers these services via the cloud taking advantage of cloud economies of scale while servicing hundreds of thousands of tenants simultaneously. Versa SASE is also uniquely available as a private cloud service wherein enterprises can operate, manage and host their own private Versa Cloud Gateways wherever they choose.

According to Gartner, "Security and risk technical professionals choosing SASE as their architectural approach should…Slect tools that minimize the number of service policy control points - this simplifies SASE orchestration. Ensure interoperability and ease of integration between SASE components are clear requirements for all selections. Maximize the use of one vendor to provide the most SASE components and avoid added integration complexities."1




Versa SASE enables consistent security policies, network policies, business policies, and application policies seamlessly between on-premises and cloud services. The common integrated VOS™ software stack managed by a single management interface and tool creates a ubiquitous experience regardless from where IT decides to provide SASE services (on-premises, cloud, or both).

According to Gartner, "Gartner expects SASE will provide agility to cope with rapidly changing network and security conditions. We predict that it will help manage complexity for network and security in a distributed solution. SASE orchestration provides the means to maintain a single security policy throughout a distributed environment for control, inspection and monitoring. SASE's cloud-native design improves the ability to scale network traffic and security capabilities. Zero-trust network access is likely to be a major feature in a SASE deployment. Its use reduces your cloud's attack footprint. We predict SASE will improve enterprise application availability."1

"SASE is nothing new for Versa, it's a collection of security and networking services we've been deeply integrating for years delivered via the cloud and on-premises," said Michael Wood, Chief Marketing Officer for Versa Networks. "Versa SASE saw significant traction in 2020, particularly as part of our work-from-home (WFH) offering, and projections are for even greater rapid growth in 2021. Versa SASE continues to be the only SASE solution combining a fully integrated robust set of SASE services within one operating system software stack using a single-pass parallel processing architecture and delivered via the cloud, on-premises, or as blended combination of both."

Versa SASE runs on VOS™, which is designed with the Versa Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture that combines full-featured SD-WAN, extensible networking, complete integrated security, advanced scalable routing, genuine multi-tenancy, and sophisticated analytics into one software image. This integration and design methodology dramatically decreases latency, significantly improves performance, and mitigates security vulnerabilities which other solutions introduce by running multiple software stacks, service chains, or appliances.

Note 1 - Gartner, "SASE Will Improve Your Distributed Security Everywhere," by Richard Bartley, Dec. 8, 2020.

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About Versa Networks

Versa Networks, the leader in SASE and Secure SD-WAN, combines full-featured SD-WAN, complete integrated security, advanced scalable routing, genuine multi-tenancy, and sophisticated analytics both on-premises and in the cloud to meet WAN Edge and SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers. Versa Secure SD-WAN and Versa SASE are available on-premises, hosted through Versa-powered Service Providers, cloud-delivered, 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 (News - Alert) Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Global Fund and RPS Ventures. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter (News - Alert) @versanetworks.

Versa Networks, VOS, the Versa logo, and Versa Titan are or may be registered trademarks of Versa Networks, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.


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