This carrier-grade offering, built for the enterprise, delivers advanced application-aware networking, security and visibility in a single unified software platform, the companies said.

April 17, 2018

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PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO — April 17, 2018 — Wholesale Carrier Services (WCS) (booth #6023 and a Featured Sponsor), a leading global managed communications service provider, today announced that as part of its networkWCS service portfolio, it has selected Versa Networks’ (booth #6053 and a Featured Sponsor) Cloud IP Platform in order to offer Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) and Software-Defined Security (SD-Security) solutions to its channel partners and enterprise customers.

This carrier-grade offering, built for the enterprise, delivers advanced application-aware networking, security and visibility in a single unified software platform. WCS can now deliver a complete secure Software-Defined Branch (SD-Branch) solution that integrates SD-WAN and SD-Security, thus simplifying the IT experience while improving the end-user experience for cloud and SaaS applications. Specifically, the integrated security offering adds a multi-layer of protection that includes next-generation firewall (NGFW) and unified threat management (UTM). This comprehensive solution provides an application user experience-focused infrastructure with multi-layer security to protect the enterprise as they transition to multi-cloud services.

Through its management portal, WCS provides a premium user experience with real-time access to application routing, network performance and advanced analytics. Combined with WCS’ global cloud communications and voice architecture, this SD-WAN and SD-Security solution extend WCS’ reputation as a market leader, providing customers with a comprehensive suite of managed network, communications, voice and security services.

“We have a vision of enabling our enterprise customers to drive business transformation through the cloud, creating new opportunities for their growth, agility and competitiveness,” said Chris Barton, CEO of Wholesale Carrier Services. “This means continuing to innovate and integrate best-of-breed solutions, like Versa Networks SD-WAN and SD-Security, into our worldwide infrastructure and, just as important, ensuring the highest quality customer experience through our global customer service and support.”

“As enterprises move to multi-cloud environments, they need software-defined infrastructure focused on application end-user experience to ensure their WAN is agile, secure and aligned with their strategic IT vision,” said Robert McBride, director of marketing at Versa Networks. “Combined with Wholesale Carrier Services’ global voice offering, this is the right solution at the right time for channel partners to support their enterprise customers’ multi-cloud journey.”

WCS will showcase this new technology at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo, taking place in Las Vegas, NV from April 17-20, 2018 at booth #6023. To schedule a meeting and demo this solution, please contact [email protected].

About Wholesale Carrier Services
Wholesale Carrier Services is purpose-built for enterprise-grade cloud-based SIP trunking, unified communications, contact center services, data networking and security services. With availability in 100+ countries, global strategic peering networks, geo-redundant POPs and multi-provider SD-WAN and MPLS transport options, Wholesale Carrier Services delivers unparalleled scope and reach for advanced cloud-based voice, UC, data and security. Wholesale Carrier Services has become the standard for enterprise customers, VARs, and agents looking to create cost-savings, consolidation, vendor reduction and simplified management for single site and multi-site, multi-national applications. Customers and VARs/Agents count on Wholesale Carrier Services for certified voice and data solutions and best-in-class performance, reliability and support. For more information, visit

About Versa Networks
Versa Networks is a leading innovator in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market. Versa’s solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform enterprise WAN’s to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade cloud-native software platform provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility, transforming the business of networking. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield, Artis Ventures and Verizon Ventures. For more information, visit

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