2h | Natalie Bannerman
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and Versa Networks have extended their longstanding relationship with GBI and have joined the Versa ACE partner program.
The Versa ACE (Accelerate, Captivate, Engage) partner program is an ecosystem of partners that provides GBI with incremental and formalized sales, pre-sales and technical training that enables them to build their skills around secure SD-WAN and SASE .
“We are fully committed to delivering exceptional SD-WAN and SASE products to the Middle East and are excited to embark on this journey with Versa Networks,” said Cengiz Oztelcan (pictured), CEO of GBI.
“The nature of companies and networks is changing and digital transformation is no longer the future, but the now. As a result, connectivity and security providers need to evolve so organizations can access best-in-class solutions and services that extend on-premises and in the cloud, protecting every nook and cranny of the decentralized network, while providing flexibility for employees.
Together, GBI’s terrestrial and submarine cable network – provided through GBI’s Smart Network – provides users with optimal performance across SD-WAN deployments. While Versa SASE provides companies with Secure SD-WAN services that combine full multi-tenancy, multiple deployment options, zero-touch deployment and security features such as next-generation firewall, secure remote access and unified threat management services.
“As more and more companies take a digital-first approach to their operations and the current network and network security architectures do not effectively meet the requirements of modern companies, there is a need for network functions that offer agility, flexibility, quality and security, seamless and inexpensive” said John Atchison, Head of Global Partner Marketing at Versa Networks.
“As we continue to support remote workers and a hybrid business approach, future-oriented and security-conscious companies are turning to GBI for a solution to their cloud, network and security problem. GBI has been an important partner in the Middle East and we are delighted that you are joining our ACE partner program. “
In addition, GBI also confirms the provision of SASE capabilities. By connecting endpoints to the service edge, SASE offers flexibility and security through integrated security functions that guarantee secure access via the network.