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Versa Networks is Recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

Versa Networks | November 09, 2021

Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, announced that Gartner has recognized it as a Visionary in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report.

According to Gartner, “Network firewalls secure traffic bidirectionally across networks. Although these firewalls are primarily deployed as hardware appliances, clients are increasingly deploying virtual appliance firewalls, cloud-native firewalls from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers, and firewall as a service (FWaaS) offerings hosted directly by vendors.By 2025, 30% of new deployments of distributed branch-office firewalls will switch to firewall as a service, up from less than 10% in 2021.”

The 2021 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report evaluated 19 different vendors on several critical criteria and positioned Versa Networks in the Visionary Quadrant. Versa Networks was recognized for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Versa Networks meets the demands of a post-pandemic workforce that is accessing corporate networks from any location in the world. Offering both the traditional hardware firewall solutions as well as FWaaS and public cloud firewall capabilities, Versa gives organizations the flexibility to deploy perimeter security for a hybrid, work-from-anywhere model. Versa’s network firewalls are part of the Versa Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering and provide comprehensive features including URL & IP-filtering, Antivirus, IPS/IDS, SSL Decryption, File Filtering, DNS Filtering, Captive Portal, Multi-Factor Authentication, Data Protection, Multi-tenancy, Secure Web Access, Zero Trust Network Access, Micro-Segmentation, Application Segmentation, and more.

“We believe Versa Networks’ placement in the Gartner Visionary Quadrant in our first year of being evaluated in the Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls validates our strategy and strong execution we set out to achieve since Day One. Nearly ten years ago, our founders Apurva and Kumar Mehta made the strategic decision to design Versa in a completely unique way, and we have delivered a truly superior security platform that reflects where the market is headed. We are delivering on our vision to offer networking and security in a single-pass data path architecture, which combines Software Defined Wide Area Networking, Next Generation Firewall, Unified Threat Management, and more. With a single management console, Versa eases policy enforcement and deployment anywhere when scaling to new locations or remote users, reducing costs all while enhancing security.”

Kelly Ahuja, CEO with Versa Networks

Versa’s network firewall functionality is offered as a component of Versa SASE, which 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 the fastest growing security and networking category, SASE, 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.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

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