Axiata, Versa Partner to Bring SASE Innovation to Enterprises

Axiata Group Berhad, mobile telecommunications and digital conglomerate in ASEAN and South Asia have partnered with Versa Networks to deliver Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technology for digitalizing Asian enterprises.

As a Versa Networks ACE Partner, Axiata Enterprise – the Group’s B2B unit – will collaborate with Axiata’s operating companies, Celcom in Malaysia and XL Axiata in Indonesia, to roll out comprehensive suites of Versa SASE solutions covering Networking, Security, and Cloud Access integration for enterprise customers in the respective markets.

This partnership complements the expansion of Axiata’s enterprise offerings in areas of managed connectivity, smart services, cloud, and cyber security. It also affirms Axiata’s focus on building best-in-class partnerships to develop and provide cutting-edge solutions across its footprint, whilst also enhancing its talent and capabilities.

Axiata Enterprise’s CEO Dr. Gopi Kurup, said, “Enterprises embarking on their digital transformation want to become more flexible, efficient, and location-independent, as they embrace new ways of working. With increasing connectivity, integration and security are critical to ensure uninterrupted business access. The Versa SASE innovation integrates security, networking, SD-WAN, and analytics to deliver scalable, secure, and reliable enterprise-wide networking and security. This is done via the adoption of a cloud-type gateway which can efficiently distribute and seamlessly offload between the private office network and the Internet to access other cloud services.”

Based in Santa Clara, Calif., Versa Networks began delivering SASE services more than five years ago and provides contextual security based on user, role, device, application, location, the security posture of the device, and content.

“This partnership with Versa Networks further cements Axiata Enterprise’s proposition to empower organizations across the region seeking to raise their digitalization game. Our combined strengths in technology, capabilities and reach across emerging Asia markets positions us as the right transformation partner to Enterprises that are looking to adopt cloud-based applications and data to accelerate in the post-pandemic recovery phase,” Gopi said.

“Axiata, one of the leading telecommunications groups in Asia, continuously provides world-class communication services based on the most advanced technology available,” said Tony Fallows, Vice President, Versa Networks. “Versa is excited to be working with Axiata to expand Versa SASE further into the ASEAN and South Asia markets. Axiata, Celcom, and XL Axiata will soon be able to deliver Versa’s industry-leading fully integrated and feature-complete SASE to support digitalization in the regional markets.”

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