Kalaam Launches SD-WAN for Businesses in Bahrain

Kalaam Telecom, the second-largest ISP for businesses in Bahrain, is launching a secured SD-WAN thanks to a wholesale partnership with Versa Networks USA.

Kalaam’s SD-WAN will securely support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations, plus quality of experience (QoE) for both on-premises and cloud-based applications.

“Being one of the leading telecom providers for businesses in Bahrain, it is very essential for Kalaam to constantly understand the challenges of enterprises and mitigate them with a disruptive solution,” said Veer Passi, CEO at Kalaam Telecom. “[This] partnership with Versa Networks USA…allows Kalaam to provide tremendous advantages for enterprises to set up multi-branch communication – local and international – within hours with a deep set of security capabilities, including firewall, united threat management (UTM), DDoS, antivirus and DNS security.”

He added that recent deployments show that the savings from SD-WAN adoption could range between 50 percent to 80 percent vs. a traditional MPLS-based WAN infrastructure.

Kumar Mehta, founder and chief development officer of Versa Networks, added: “The demand for next-generation, hybrid WAN architectures is rapidly increasing across the Arab states of the Persian Gulf as their economies enter the digital transformation age. Businesses of all types, from retail and finance to the oil industry, are requiring more agility, better economics and business alignment from their secure networks. Versa is excited to partner with Kalaam Telecom and help them address this clear market need with a powerful managed SD-WAN service based on the Versa Cloud IP Platform.”