Versa Networks, a global enabler in SASE and Secure SD-WAN, has announced a record year for 2020 which saw sales nearly double with hundreds of thousands of sites and tens of millions of end users across thousands of Enterprises worldwide.
The company also doubled registered channel partners around the world in 2020, increased its workforce by 25 percent and grew to 150 Service Providers, including seven of the world’s top 10, who have standardized on Versa.
“Versa customers and partners enabled us to deliver an exceptional year in 2020 while helping many businesses, their employees, and their customers to enable a safer, digitally transformed, and continuous business environment during a difficult business environment,” said Kelly Ahuja, CEO with Versa. “Versa SASE and Versa Secure SD-WAN accelerated growth and market leadership in 2020 as recognized by industry experts, analysts, customers, and partners, who we give our gratitude. 2021 is on track to surpass expectations as the adoption of SASE, 5G, and multi-cloud accelerates.”
Versa made significant investments in additional sales and marketing staff, resources, and investments in 2020 to keep up with accelerating global demand for Versa SASE and Versa Secure SD-WAN. Several new partners announced partnerships with Versa during the year including Deutsche Telekom, McAfee, OmniClouds, MCM Telecom, Sprint Networks, Telesystem, and VergX.
In 2020 Gartner recognized Versa as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure after evaluating 17 different vendors on 15 different critical criteria.1 Versa also earned Gartner’s highest Product Score for the Large Global WAN Use Case for Versa (VOS™), Security and SD-WAN, SD-WAN only, and aggregate WAN Edge Critical Capabilities in the 2020 Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure report.
Versa introduced several major product releases in 2020, including substantial updates to Versa Titan, the Secure SD-WAN industry standard for Lean IT. In 2020 Versa launched Versa Secure Access, the industry’s first Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution delivering leading Secure SD-WAN capabilities to remote and working from home employees. Versa expanded the distributed system of Versa Cloud Gateways, which form the foundation for SASE and Secure SD-WAN delivered via the cloud.
“Versa substantially increased our product velocity with many new releases introduced in 2020,” said Kumar Mehta, Chief Development Officer for Versa. “The Versa engineering performed flawlessly and even accelerated the delivery of Versa Secure Access ahead of schedule to meet the sudden demand for work from anywhere and work from home requirements experienced by our customers in 2020.”
The company also rolled out the ability to connect Versa Secure SD-WAN with applications and resources in Amazon Web Services (AWS) using the new high-performance AWS Transit Gateway Connect feature. Last year Versa was also among the first SD-WAN vendors certified to support MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services enabling service and technology providers, such as Versa partners Comcast and Verizon, to validate the conformance of their services and products to the industry-leading SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) global standard.