SANTA CLARA, Calif. & BENGALURU KARNATAKA, India–()–Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that it was recognized by the CIO CHOICE 2023 Honor and Recognition program as the Most Trusted Brand by CIOs for SASE. Now in its 11th year, CIO CHOICE is the coveted premium recognition platform that recognizes ICT brands for their innovation and excellence in their product/service offerings, customer centricity and delivery.

CIO CHOICE’s winning brands are chosen based on a unique voting program. In one of the largest and only online voting platforms, CIOs and ICT leaders nominated and voted for their most trusted and preferred brands, based on their own first-hand experience and top-of-the-mind recall. A distinguished Advisory Panel, comprising seasoned CIOs from across industry verticals, guided the entire process, along with KPMG as the Knowledge Partner. CIO CHOICE is the de facto “Trust Seal” bestowed upon the ICT brands by CIOs.

“It’s an honor to have received this prestigious award for our SASE technology,” said Anuj Dutia, Global Head for SASE Solutions. “Our sincere thanks to our enterprise customer CIOs who trust our Unified SASE platform to run their mission-critical networks securely, and who voted for us. The leaders of modern enterprises who are driving digital transformation have realized that disjoint products cannot ensure rich user-to-app experience with excellent security for their users, devices, sites, and private and SaaS applications. They look to Versa as we have pioneered the concept of Unified SASE to help address their business needs.”

Versa’s single-vendor Unified SASE delivers organically developed best-of-breed functions that tightly integrate and deliver services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both, managed through a single pane of glass. Versa delivers SASE services such as Secure SD-WAN, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Cloud Network Firewall, Unified Threat Management (UTM) including Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). Versa’s single-vendor Unified SASE platform goes above and beyond management console automation integration by providing the ability to integrate networks, points of presence, policy definitions, application definitions, agent logic, and data lakes.

Anoop Mathur, Founder of CORE Media, said, “Congratulations Versa Networks for being recognized with the CIO CHOICE 2023 award for SASE. This honor truly reflects the brand’s commitment to providing the right set of products, services and experiences to its enterprise customers. The fact that CIOs and Digital Leaders have placed their trust in Versa in the current digital economy landscape and changing consumer behavior is indeed a great achievement. At a time when technology fuels business growth, we believe that the CIO CHOICE recognition shines a spotlight on the true pioneers.”

Versa’s prestigious recognition was received at an exclusive felicitation ceremony, CIO CHOICE 2023 Red Carpet Night, produced by CORE Media. During last month’s event, the CIO CHOICE 2023 ceremony brought together over 300+ CIOs and digital leaders. For more information, see

Versa simplifies how enterprises protect and connect their users, devices and sites to workloads and applications anywhere, anytime. As the leader in SASE, the fastest growing category in cybersecurity, Versa is the only company delivering a differentiated Unified SASE architecture that converges security and networking to ensure an improved security posture, enhanced user-to-application experience and operational efficiency. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated and named Versa as one of the vendors delivering single-vendor SASE. Also, KuppingerCole Analysts AG named Versa a leader in every evaluation category in its recent SASE Integration Suites Leadership Compass report. In addition, Frost & Sullivan honored Versa with its SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for Versa’s industry-leading SASE solution. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report; while 650 Group recognized Versa as the market share leader for both Deployed SASE and Enabled SD-WAN.

About CORE Media

Founded in 2012, CORE Media (Centre of Recognition & Excellence) is a multi-platform new-age niche media company that owns and operates proprietary marketing events, account-based marketing (ABM) solutions, and digital platforms with a focus on ICT Enterprises, the CIO Community, the CFO Community, and Technology Startups. Its programs have a combined reach of around 56,000 ICT decision-makers and influencers across all key sectors.

About Versa Networks

Versa Networks, the leader in single-vendor Unified SASE platforms, delivers AI/ML-powered SSE and SD-WAN solutions. The platform provides networking and security with true multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both to meet SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites and millions of users trust Versa with their mission critical networks and security. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, BlackRock Inc., Silicon Valley Bank, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.

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