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AVANT Communications and Versa Networks Partner to Offer Versa Secure Cloud IP Software Solutions Through AVANT’s Network of Trusted Advisors

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(“AVANT”), a master agent and leader in channel sales
enablement of next generation technology solutions, and Versa
, innovator of the Secure Cloud IP Platform, today announced
a partnership that will drive secure SD-WAN and related channel sales
across AVANT’s sub-agent universe.

AVANT’s growing ecosystem of channel sales professionals, known as
Trusted Advisors, help enterprises navigate today’s fast changing IT
landscape to empower customers to make the right technology choices to
solve today’s business problems.

The agreement between Versa and AVANT will enable AVANT’s extensive
network of Trusted Advisors to help businesses achieve the right level
of security and connectivity across their distributed environments. A recent
of 300 enterprise technology decision makers completed by
AVANT found that SD-WAN is the most disruptive technology being
implemented for digital transformation today. AVANT’s SD-WAN sales have
a 99% CAGR over the past two years, catapulting it to become one of the
largest SD-WAN channel sales companies in the industry.

“Both Versa and AVANT are committed to enabling and accelerating digital
transformation, and by joining forces we will be even more effective in
our pursuit of this goal,” said Ian Kieninger, CEO and co-founder of
AVANT. “Our network of Trusted Advisors will be key to opening Versa’s
cutting-edge solutions to new markets. AVANT is already a leader in
providing SD-WAN solutions through the channel, and SD-WAN is in fact
the fastest growing segment in AVANT’s extensive portfolio of IT
solutions. Adding Versa’s innovative SD-WAN and security offerings will
help our Trusted Advisors drive sales in some of the fastest-growing
sectors of the information technology industry.”

As enterprises look to the cloud for their digital transformation, the
network on-ramp for each branch is now the Internet which means branch
level security is critical. Versa’s Secure Cloud IP solution combines
the industries most sophisticated SD-WAN capability with a full security
stack, including an award-winning next-generation firewall and UTM
capability. With full application-level visibility and real-time best
path application-level routing and back-up, Versa’s SD-WAN solution
brings unprecedented control, efficiency and resiliency to
cloud-oriented branch office networks.

“The complexity of the traditional WAN architecture is overly expensive,
performance inhibiting, and counterproductive to fueling a cloud-centric
digital transformation,” said Rob Mustarde, SVP-Sales, Versa Networks.
“The relationship we’re forging with AVANT enables partners and
customers to leverage innovative WAN-edge capabilities that accelerate
business impact and agile operations by extending broader market
coverage of Versa’s powerful software-defined infrastructure solutions.”

Partnering with a channel sales enablement partner like AVANT is a
strategic move by Versa to expand adoption of its next generation cloud,
networking and security services. AVANT’s fully-enabled and driven
network of Trusted Advisors will assist Versa in its efforts to help
companies achieve their goals around connectivity and security.

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About AVANT Communications

AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the
nation’s premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT
adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales
assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT
services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area
network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its
partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services,
technology and cost-effective communications. For more information,
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About Versa Networks

Versa Networks is the innovator of Secure Cloud IP architecture, a
next-generation software platform that delivers integrated cloud,
networking and security services. Versa’s visionary solution, with an
unrivalled depth of features and capabilities, enables enterprises to
transition off legacy WANs to achieve business agility, branch
modernization, and TCO advantages toward their digital transformation
journeys. The company has transacted over 150,000 software licenses
through service providers, partners and enterprises globally. Versa
Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield,
Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Liberty Global