Versa Next Generation Firewall Achieves Recommended Rating and 99.90% Security Effectiveness Score from Independent Testing Lab in Cloud Network Firewall Evaluation

Real-World Testing of 11 Leading Vendors Earns Versa Fastest Rated Throughput and One of the Highest Scores for Security Effectiveness and Price per Protected Mbps

Versa Next Generation Firewall Achieves Recommended Rating and 99.90% Security Effectiveness Score from Independent Testing Lab in Cloud Network Firewall Evaluation

Dan Spalding
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Versa Networks, the global leader in AI/ML-powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that Versa Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) received a Recommended Rating, the highest rating given by In the Q1 2024 Cloud Network Firewall comparative report. Versa achieved an overall security effectiveness score of 99.90% with the fastest Rated Throughput of any vendor. As a result of CyberRatings’ rigorous testing of 11 cloud network firewall vendors, Versa NGFW once again demonstrated superior performance, security effectiveness, and value.

Comparative Test Results for Cloud Network Firewalls uses empirical data from their testing to illustrate the relative value of security investment options for the cloud network firewall products tested. Versa NGFW achieved the following results:

  • Fastest Rated Throughput (2,553 Mbps)
  • Highest HTTPS traffic processing capacity
  • Recommended product in terms of Price per Protected Mbps, delivering strong customer value
  • Recommended product in terms of Security Effectiveness (99.90%)

CyberRatings Test Process provides transparency and expert guidance on cybersecurity risks through research and independent, objective product testing. The CyberRatings Q1 2024 Cloud Network Firewall report features a Security Value Map™ comparing Amazon Web Services (AWS), Barracuda, Check Point, Cisco, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Sophos, Versa, and WatchGuard. CyberRatings’ strict testing environment emulated real-world digital traffic scenarios, with a focus on both encrypted and unencrypted data to ensure a comprehensive assessment of each firewall’s effectiveness.

Using the AWS cloud and CyberRatings’ Austin, Texas, facility, the organization conducted an independent test of Versa Operating System against the Cloud Firewall Test Methodology v2.1. Versa NGFW was thoroughly tested to determine how it handled TLS/SSL 1.2 and 1.3 cipher suites, how it defended against 984 exploits, whether any of 1,645 evasions could bypass protection, and if it would remain stable under adverse conditions.

“We appreciate the rigor applies throughout their comparative product testing, so enterprises have an unbiased source of truth to help them select the right cloud firewall,” said Apurva Mehta, Versa Co-Founder and CTO. “These test results show Versa is achieving our goal of delivering an exceptional cloud firewall solution that delivers protection across every network edge by combining advanced security, application awareness, and AI-driven threat prevention in a single scalable platform.”

“Our mission is to provide reliable testing and objective assessments to help organizations select security offerings to meet their requirements,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO of “In our newly released Cloud Network Firewall report, Versa NGFW clearly demonstrates it is an excellent choice for those seeking a reliable, effective, and comprehensive cloud firewall solution.”

Download the CyberRatings Cloud Network Firewall report

A complimentary copy of the comparative report is available at

Visit with Versa at the RSA Conference 2024, May 6-9 in San Francisco

To learn more about Versa NGFW, stop by Moscone South, Booth 760 during the conference expo hours.

About Versa NGFW

Versa NGFW is designed for flexible deployments across cloud, virtual, and on-premises environments. Its unified console simplifies network security operations, ensuring high-performance and secure experiences for businesses looking to optimize efficiency without compromising on security.

About Versa Networks

Versa, the leader in single-vendor Unified SASE platforms, delivers AI/ML-powered SSE and SD-WAN solutions. The platform provides networking and security with true multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both to meet SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and service providers. Thousands of customers globally, with hundreds of thousands of sites and millions of users, trust Versa with their mission critical networks and security. Versa is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, BlackRock, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures, and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit or follow Versa on LinkedIn and X (Twitter) @versanetworks.

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Versa Networks Next Generation Firewall achieves recommended rating and 99.90% security effectiveness score from independent testing lab in Cloud Network Firewall evaluation

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