Versa Networks – a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN

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Versa Networks, the recognized leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), is no stranger to being recognized for its technology by Gartner.

“After being chosen as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure and then achieving the highest product score in 2021 in the Large Global WAN Use Case’s Magic Quadrant for its Versa Networks (VOS), Versa has been recognized again by Gartner. ”

“This is a great award and a confirmation of our decision to align with leading technology providers that benefit our customer base,” said Andre Kannemeyer, CTO at Duxbury Networking, local distributors of Versa technology.

Gartner, the leading provider of research and analysis to the global information technology industry, has recognized Versa as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN 20221 report.

This is the third consecutive year Versa has been recognized as a leader in this category, as the report was previously named the Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure2 where Versa had been positioned as a leader for the past two years.

According to Gartner, “I&D leaders responsible for networking select products to connect branch offices and remote workers to applications and other business locations.”

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“They need to select software-defined WAN and, increasingly, secure access service edge to securely connect enterprise sites to cloud workloads…By 2025, 50% of new software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) purchases will be part of a single vendor of secure access service edge (SASE) offering, which is a big increase from 10% in 2022.”1

The 2022 Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN report evaluated 14 different vendors against several critical criteria and placed Versa in the Leaders Quadrant.

Versa was recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for its ability to execute and complete its vision.

“We believe Versa Networks’ placement in the Gartner Leaders Quadrant confirms our strategy and strong execution and continued traction,” said Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks.

“More than 10 years ago, our founders Apurva and Kumar Mehta made the strategic decision to integrate security and networks.”

“Today we offer the broadest and most capable solution in this market for both networking and security, and we have the most complete and comprehensive product strategy to align with current and future customer requirements.”

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“We believe that our AIOps capabilities, such as Verbo, a natural language processing (NLP) based chatbot, and Versa Advanced Network Insights (VANI), an AI/ML-based solution for detection and prediction of security anomalies, for self-management/ self-management. -healing a secure network and automate operations.”

Gartner also stated, “There is a trend towards more autonomous and self-driving networks in which AI/ML technologies can be used to make network decisions with no or limited human intervention.”

“The goal is to make networks easier to configure and deploy with a focus more on Day 2 operations for end users, reduce operational spend (opex), increase speed/agility and improve uptime/performance… Select SD- WAN vendors that can improve Day. 2 operations with network automation and AI networking capabilities.”

“As the feature/capabilities distinction diminishes, organizations need to look at how to optimize network support to improve uptime, performance and efficiency.”1

According to Gartner, “We expect more integrated SASE solutions from a single vendor with the SSE and SD-WAN branch components.”

“This simplifies sourcing and provides tighter technical integration, ultimately delivering a better user experience… Implement a SASE architecture for secure connectivity to branch offices and remote workers with cloud workloads.”1

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Versa’s unified SASE (of which Versa SD-WAN is one of the offerings) delivers best-in-class features that tightly integrate and deliver services over the cloud, on-premises, or as a mixed combination of both over VOS with a Single-Pass the Parallel Processing architecture and management through a single pane of glass.

Versa provides SASE services such as Secure SD-WAN, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, 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 goes beyond integrating management console automation by providing the ability to integrate networks, points of presence, policies, application definitions, agent logic, and data lakes.

For more information, please contact Duxbury Networking, +27 (0) 11 351 9800, [email protected]www.duxbury.co.za


Remark 1 – Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN”, by Jonathan Forest, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner, Karen Brown on September 12, 2022.

Remark 2 – Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure”, by Jonathan Forest, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner, Evan Zeng, on September 20, 2021.

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