cloudIT Partners with Versa to Deliver SASE to Client Base

cloudIT LLC, recognized as a high-performing, innovative managed service provider is now a Versa ACE Partner and will offer Versa Networks solutions. The Dell’Oro Group recognized Versa as the SASE market leader with 84 percent market share in the unified category in 2021.

Integrated SASE implements SASE networking and security as a single unified platform and is expected to outpace disaggregated SASE, with a five-year CAGR of 56 percent, compared to 15 percent for disaggregated SASE.  The SASE market has over 35 vendors, with the top 11 representing 80 percent of the market by revenue.

The cybersecurity landscape is evolving faster than ever, with hybrid and permanent work-at-home employees becoming the norm since 2020. Versa launched its Versa ACE (Accelerate, Captivate, Engage) Partner Program in 2021 to enable partners to capitalize on the rapid growth in SASE. The combined platforms of cloudIT and Versa deliver secure access deployments for cloudIT clients. The combined security solution provides seamless integration between the client and cloudIT’s network, in a manner that is reliable, secure, scalable and simple.

According to Dell’Oro Group research, organizations recognize legacy networks and security architectures are inadequate and cannot provide the necessary security and performance in a user and application environment that has become highly distributed, interactive and mobile across the Internet.

The attack surface for enterprises has expanded as activities of the growing work-from-anywhere (WFA) workforce now rely on online collaboration tools, remote access and the use of applications outside of a secure perimeter.

“The partnership with cloudIT is built on a common understanding that security plays a critical role in keeping enterprises connected, productive and enabled so they can deliver quality services to their customer base,” said John Atchison, Head of Global Channel Marketing with Versa.  “Versa SASE will play a key role in providing secure Internet access to cloudIT clients’ enterprise sites, home offices, and on-the-go users, all without compromising performance or end-user experience.”

cloudIT CEO Vince Kent added, “In order to better protect our clients, it’s imperative we offer them the best security technology.  Versa SASE is the clear choice when it comes to supporting clients’ disparate workforces. cloudIT’s vision is closely aligned with that of Versa. Both organizations recognize the increased likelihood of cyberattacks, and both are aimed at aggressively addressing the primary operational challenges facing our mutual client base each day. This includes the cybersecurity risk of a data breach, as well as protecting against the continuously growing attack surface due to the evolving workplace, branch sites, cloud applications, remote working and unmanaged devices.”