SOURCE: Versa Networks

June 21, 2016 08:00 ET

Versa Networks Receives Firewall Certification From ICSA Labs

Versa FlexVNF™ Demonstrates That Virtual Network Function (VNF) Firewalls Can Provide Enterprise-Grade Security and Performance

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - Versa Networks, a networking and security startup providing next-generation WAN and branch solutions for service providers and enterprises, today announced that Versa FlexVNF has received ICSA Labs firewall certification.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification, and tests firewall products against a set of functional and assurance criteria. The criteria requirements define an industry-accepted standard that all products claiming to have firewalling capabilities must attain. The certification validates Versa's ongoing commitment to addressing the needs of distributed enterprises by delivering technology that meets stringent standards for IT security.

"Versa demonstrated that an approach utilizing virtualized network functions for firewall services can offer enterprise-grade security and performance while at the same time provide elasticity, multi-tenancy and agility that traditional appliance offerings cannot," said Darrell Long, vice president of products at Versa Networks. "With ICSA Labs' firewall certification; Versa FlexVNF-based firewalls can now be deployed with assurance across corporate branch offices and SD-WANs, data centers or a service provider's point of presence (PoP)."

Versa FlexVNF allows service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch network to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa's software-based approach provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional proprietary network appliances.

For service providers, Versa FlexVNF enables next-generation managed services for software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and branch security. For enterprises, the software provides carrier-grade solutions for SD-WAN and branch security projects.

Versa VNF solutions are available now. More information visit www.versa-networks.com/products. To request a demo, please visit the Versa Networks at www.versa-networks.com/demo.

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

About Versa Networks
Founded by network industry veterans, Versa Networks is an innovative vendor in the NFV and virtualized network functions (VNF) market. Versa solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa's carrier-grade VNF software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield and Verizon Ventures. For more information visit http://www.versa-networks.com. You can follow Versa on twitter at twitter.com/versanetworks.

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