Versa Networks, the leader in SASE, today announced that it has made several industry-leading Versa SASE services available on Versa Titan, the solution designed for Lean IT organisations. As the industry’s only complete Lean IT SASE solution, Versa Titan is the industry’s first to tightly integrate full-featured SD-WAN, networking, and application and network analytics with full-stack security capabilities for Lean IT organisations.
Leveraging Versa’s unique Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture found in VOS™ (Versa Operating System), Versa Titan delivers Lean IT’s most comprehensive integration of SASE networking and security elements in a single software image, adding new Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) to Titan’s existing SD-WAN, routing, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), IDS/IPS, Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware, and User and Entity Behavior Analytics.
“During a time when we needed to lower our costs and infrastructure complexity of our networking and security products, we evaluated multiple vendors claiming to do SASE,” said Paul Samways, Infrastructure Analyst from Dorset Council. “However, it was difficult to find one that can deliver SASE services while simplifying the deployment and administration aligned to our cloud networking requirements. Versa Titan was the only SASE solution that could help us deploy a secure, easy-to-use solution that gives a direct Internet breakout at every site in a very short amount of time, all while allowing us to have high performance and secure access to all of our cloud and SaaS applications.”
With these updates to Versa Titan, the company’s industry-leading SASE services are now packaged for Lean IT in an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage solution that allows organisations of all sizes to configure best-in-class networking and security policies, spin up branch sites, secure access, and stop threats within a matter of minutes. No other Lean IT solution can match how quickly and easily Versa Titan’s SASE services are deployed and configured. Its zero-touch provisioning and single management interface address the orchestration needs of a Lean IT SASE deployment, which organisations reveal can take up to two weeks for other SASE solutions.
Versa Titan is designed for organisations that may lack security or network-focused engineers and architects, risk and compliance teams, and onsite hardware technicians. Organisations looking to take advantage of the multi-cloud can leverage Versa Titan’s highly elastic and easy integrations, including default configurations and templates that provide a low barrier to entry to launching a SASE architecture in a self-guided, intuitive way. It offers an intuitive management dashboard controlled via a web browser and mobile app, and its simplified licensing model delivers a hassle-free purchasing experience. Versa Titan is also designed to help channel partners, MSPs and VARs enhance their customers’ networking and security needs in an easy-to-use hosted service.
“Since Gartner coined the name a couple of years ago, as a technology SASE has become a must have for organisations dealing with smaller, less focused IT teams, especially considering how many of those organisations are not only supporting a hybrid workforce but conducting the majority of their business virtually,” said Alex Chartres, Nuvias Group Business Manager for Versa Networks. “Being able to provide a full suite of the industry-leading SASE services to our customers with lean IT teams is invaluable. Helping customers meet their networking and security needs while still allowing for flexibility and resiliency is of utmost importance to us. And Versa is helping us to do just that.”
With competing SASE solutions designed and integrated in a complex, disjointed manner and not equipped for organisations with smaller IT teams, Versa recognized that SMB, SME, and Lean IT Enterprise customers need a SASE service that is turnkey. Versa Titan delivers comprehensive SASE services as a unified solution through a single management interface with access to cloud-native services addressing the needs of smaller organisations. The solution increases Lean IT security with consistent SASE security policies across all branches and individual users, eliminating security gaps and vulnerabilities introduced when connecting multiple security solutions. Versa Titan also delivers significant increases in business and application performance for multi-cloud and on-premises deployments.
“Many organisations looking to simplify their IT infrastructure and policies do not need a comprehensive on-premises SASE solution and are looking for something cloud-delivered for lightweight configuration, management and elasticity,” said Apurva Mehta, Co-founder and CTO with Versa Networks. “However, they do not want to compromise on security, network performance, or resiliency. Versa Titan delivers that cloud service for organisations looking for simplicity and an out-of-the-box SASE service that requires very little manual installation or configuration. By doing so, Versa Titan is assessable to organizations of any size, thus democratizing SASE for all.”