Virgin partners with Versa Networks for SD-WAN

Virgin Media Business (VMB) is launching a new SD-WAN offering based on technology supplied by Silicon Valley start-up Versa Networks.
VMB looked at offerings from a range of SD-WAN providers – including those from network equipment providers – before partnering with Versa, reportedly being impressed by the mindset of the vendor as much as its technology.
VMB says that its new fully managed offering is aimed at providing its enterprise customers with a secure SD-WAN solution that will give them more control and transparency over their networks assets – allowing customers to make changes and define how they use their networks. Versa’s Cloud IP Platform includes IPSec encryption for traffic.
This is another win for Versa which is competing against much bigger and more established names in the SD-WAN space. Versa received funding from Verizon Ventures and it was confirmed in 2017 that the company is using its software for the Verizon software-defined secure brand (SD-Branch). Versa also has CenturyLink, KDDI, China Telecom, Tata, Singtel, Colt, and Comcast as customers.
If you’d like to find out more about Versa, Channel Partners interviewed Versa’s CEO Kumar Mehta.