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SD-WAN Innovator Versa Networks Wins 2019 Leading Lights Private Company Of The Year Award

Versa Networks – innovator of the Secure Cloud IP platform – announced today that it has been named a winner in the Light Reading 2019 Leading Lights Awards program in the Company of the Year (private) category. The Leading Lights is the telecom industry's most prestigious awards program, recognizing top companies and executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations.

The Company of the Year award is given to the privately held firm that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, makes investors proud and makes employees happy. The editors of Light Reading recognized Versa as the private Company of the Year for its "ongoing success with customers and partners in the SD-WAN market and its ongoing efforts to develop cloud-native applications."

"I'm pleased to have accepted the prestigious award for Company of the Year on behalf of our inspirational co-founders Apurva and Kumar Mehta, our 800-plus enterprise customers, 85-plus service provider partners and 300 employees," said Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks. "Congratulations to the entire Versa ecosystem worldwide, and a special thank you to the team at Light Reading and Heavy Reading."

The Leading Lights program comprised 22 categories, recognizing outstanding developments in key areas such as 5G, network security, SD-WAN and telco cloud. This year new categories were added in the fields of AI/analytics and blockchain for telecoms to highlight the latest industry innovations throughout the telecom ecosystem.

Versa's SD-WAN solution combines full multi-tenancy, multiple deployment options, zero-touch provisioning and multi-cloud extensibility to enable solution providers to create high value NFV-based managed service offerings. As a result, enterprise customers are able to leverage these new capabilities to better manage their WAN costs while simplifying operations, enhancing network resiliency and improving application performance. Additional benefits also include resilient connectivity and critical security functions like next-generation firewall and secure web gateway that automatically integrate with other networking functions.

Light Reading's reputation for fiercely independent analysis of the people, products and companies it covers makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the industry. Judging was conducted by Light Reading's editors and the analyst team from Heavy Reading (  

The story was originally published in PR Newswire on May 16, 2019:

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