Versa also cited as ‘Recommended’ Leader in NSS Labs Group NGFW Tests
NetEvents EMEA, Portugal, October 3, 2018 — Versa Networks – the innovator of a next-generation software platform that integrates cloud, networking and security services – is highlighted as a key market driver for its Secure Cloud IP architecture by analyst Futuriom with the launch of its new report Networking the Secure IP Cloud – Trends Driving the Cloud at NetEvents EMEA, in Portugal. Versa Networks has also recently been recognised by NSS Labs, the globally trusted source for independent fact-based cybersecurity guidance, as the only pure-play SD-WAN vendor to achieve a 100% evaluation for security in the first ever NSS Labs group test for SD-WAN. Versa has been awarded a ‘Recommended’ rating in the NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Group Test.
Cloud, SD-WAN and security are in the midst of an evolution that is quickly growing in importance and will eventually dominate the WAN-edge architecture. The new report by R. Scott Raynovich, Futuriom, makes the important point that: “Cloud networks have entirely different requirements from client/server networks. They need to connect a variety of physical and virtual endpoints, including branches, private data centers, and the Internet.”
R. Scott Raynovich also says: “Advances in commercial silicon and virtualization mean it’s possible to use advanced software to manage networks on a virtual, software-driven platform. These networks can connect internally in data centers, or they can be used to connect the edge of an organization to partners, branches, the cloud and private data centers, using advances in software-defined wide-area-network (SD-WAN) technology.”
The move to a multi-cloud environment is likely to be a long, slow process, even though it’s inevitable. Research from Maverick Research recently indicated that 83 percent of U.S. CIOs estimated more than half of their transactions would be conducted on a cloud infrastructure by 2020. And 79 percent of the respondents predicted that more than half of their transactions would be completed on applications leased using a SaaS platform by 2020.
Versa’s technology is enabled by the Secure Cloud IP architecture – a cloud-native multi-service, multi-tenant software platform that delivers elastic scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. Versa Secure Cloud IP integrates cloud networking, SD-WAN, wireless and mobile connectivity, transport line conditioning and software-defined security services (NGFW/UTM) in a flexible, versatile software stack that displaces multiple legacy branch-office hardware devices.
“Applying Versa’s platform architecture to multi-cloud, enterprise edge and managed security environments results in the ability to deploy software-defined branches with fewer hardware devices and streamline operations (policy and enforcement),” said Atchison Frazer, worldwide head of marketing, Versa Networks. “The new report from Futuriom launched today, building upon the NSS Labs 100% next-gen firewall, evaluation for SD-WAN security confirms our ability to deliver high security effectiveness and performance.”
About Versa Networks
Versa Networks is the innovator of Secure Cloud IP architecture, a next-generation software platform that delivers integrated cloud, networking and security services. Versa’s visionary solution, with an unrivaled depth of features and capabilities, enables enterprises to transition off of legacy WANs to achieve business agility, branch modernization and TCO advantages. The company has transacted over 150,000 software licenses through service providers, partners and enterprises globally. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures.
Founded in 2017, Futuriom is the research and analysis community focused on next-generation technologies that will have a profound impact on the world. Futuriom uses primary research, including end-user survey data, to analyze technology trends and identify growth opportunities over the next decade. Futuriom has been a pioneer in early identification of growth markets including SD-WAN, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud virtualization, and AI-driven cybersecurity.
NSS Labs conducted testing based on the NGFW Test Methodology v8.0, the Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security Performance Test Methodology v1.3, and the Evasions Test Methodology v1.1, all of which are available at www.nsslabs.com. Testing of Versa FlexVNF was conducted free of charge and NSS Labs did not receive any compensation in return for Versa Networks’ participation. To view the full NGFW Test Report conducted by NSS Labs, visit: http://resources.versa-networks.com/nss-labs-ngfw-2018report.
The NSS Labs SD-WAN Group test provides the most comprehensive technical research available of SD-WAN products on the market today. Based upon hundreds of hours of rigorous testing, the SD-WAN Group Test includes detailed individual test reports for nine products, plus three comparative reports: a TCO Comparative Report, a Performance Comparative Report, and the NSS Labs Value Matrix Comparative Report.
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