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Versa Cloud IP Platform

SD-WAN startup Versa Networks beefed up the capabilities of its Versa Cloud IP Platform offering by recently adding new security functions, local branch networking and the ability to host third-party virtual network functions (VNFs) to give customers a smooth transition to SD-WAN. The multitenant platform already includes Versa Director, which offers a single pane of glass for life-cycle management and real-time monitoring, as well as its big data analytics platform, Versa Analytics.

The enhanced platform now enables organizations to virtualize and software-define the entire branch and WAN to reduce complexity and increase agility.  The Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup also added multivector malware security and embedded LTE into the platform for more resilient deployments and to reduce clutter.