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Versa earns unified communications product of the year award
Thu, 6th Jul 2023

Versa Networks, the provider of single-vendor Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), has announced that TMC, an integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, has named Versa SASE as a 2023 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award winner.

“It gives me great pleasure to honour Versa Networks as a 2023 recipient of TMC’s Unified Communications Product of the Year Award for their innovative solution, Versa SASE,” says Rich Tehrani, chief executive officer of TMC. “Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by Versa in their ground-breaking work on its advanced SASE solution.”

Versa’s AI/ML-powered single-vendor 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 behaviour analytics (UEBA). 

Versa’s single-vendor 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.

“We are honoured to receive the Unified Communications Product of the Year Award from TMC,” says Dan Maier, CMO for Versa Networks. “Our team has worked tirelessly to provide an integrated, single-vendor SASE solution that delivers world-class SD-WAN and best-of-breed network and internet security, all delivered in a way that optimizes user experience and empowers businesses to operate more effectively in today’s complex digital landscape. We are sincerely grateful to TMC for recognizing our efforts, and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers with leading-edge solutions that meet their evolving needs.”

“Versa simplifies how enterprises protect and connect their users, devices and sites to workloads and applications anywhere, anytime to improve security posture and enhance user-to-application experience and operational efficiency.”

Maier also elaborates on Versa's other notable achievements. 

Notably, Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated and named Versa one of the vendors delivering single-vendor SASE.

Dell’Oro Group has named Versa the Unified SASE market share leader for two years in a row, while 650 Group has recognized Versa as the market share leader for both Deployed SASE and Enabled SD-WAN since 2020. 

Also, KuppingerCole Analysts AG named Versa a leader in every evaluation category in its SASE Integration Suites Leadership Compass report. In addition, Frost & Sullivan honoured Versa with its SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its industry-leading SASE solution.

“Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, while the CIO CHOICE 2023 Honor and Recognition program distinguished Versa SASE as the Most Trusted Brand by CIOs for SASE,” he concludes.