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Versa Networks receives highest product score in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities report

By Ryan Morris-Reade, Mon 27 Sep 2021

Versa Networks has announced it has been given the highest product score for the Large Global WAN Use Case category, as published in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure report.

The company also received the second-highest product score for the Security-Sensitive WAN Use Case and the second-highest product scores for Small Branch WAN Use Cases, Cloud-First WAN Use Cases, and Remote Worker Use Cases.

According to Gartner, SD-WAN vendors offering native SASE solutions is a major trend in the market, focusing on tighter integration of networking and cloud-delivered security components and more straightforward operation. 

Gartner says by 2025, 50% of SD-WAN purchases will be part of a single vendor SASE offering, up from less than 10% in 2021.

The Critical Capabilities report evaluates 18 SD-WAN products and services and is useful for organisations seeking to identify vendors that best fit their use cases. It details the critical capabilities Versa believes led to Gartner naming it a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. 
 
"In addition to interconnecting their own sites, most enterprises are trying to solve two main challenges in this market," says Gartner. "How to connect to the cloud, and how to secure the enterprise network when deploying distributed internet access." 

As a result, cloud teams and security teams are increasingly part of SD-WAN procurements. Gartner forecasts by 2024, 35% of enterprises will manage the branch and remote worker network access via the same management console, up from less than 1% in early 2021.

"We believe Versa Networks receiving the highest score in the Large Global WAN Use Case confirms our ability to meet the unique challenges and needs our customers face today," says Versa Networks CEO, Kelly Ahuja.

"We deliver leading SASE and SD-WAN capabilities globally and locally for some of the biggest enterprises and service provider partners in the world. This is a critical growth period for Versa, and we're pleased to see this recognition from Gartner following Versa being placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure."

The Versa Operating System (VOS) is the foundational architecture for on-premises and cloud deployments of SASE globally, while VOS with Titan was designed to simplify the network edge, allowing for an easy-to-use, easy-to-manage IT solution for SASE. The distributed system of Versa Cloud Gateways enables SASE services to be extended to nearly every cloud service worldwide.

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