BringCom and Versa rollout SD-WAN in East and West Africa

17 January 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Versa Networks, SD-WAN and security company, and BringCom, a African-based telecoms provider, have announced the launch of its SD-WAN solution in Africa.

Following the announcement of their partnership back in October, the new solution will deliver Versa’s SD-WAN capabilities to BringCom’s managed service providers and software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform operators in East and West Africa.

“One of BringCom’s core missions is to bring new technologies to market in Africa, thus enabling its regional partners to deliver reliable solutions to address the needs of the rapidly changing enterprise landscape,” said Fabrice Langreney (pictured), president and CEO of BringCom. “The availability of Versa’s SD-WAN technology will be critical to organisations across industries looking to extend their network footprint with enhanced services.”

According to the pair, managed service providers are facing numerous networking and security challenges in countries where IP and leased line prices vary widely and where cloud ecosystems haven’t matured yet – particularly with last-mile network delivery to branch offices.

By combining full multi-tenancy, multiple deployment options, zero-touch provisioning and a wide range of security functions, Versa’s SD-WAN solution enables providers to create a full suite of managed service offerings. In turn, enterprises can use these new capabilities to manage their WAN costs while at the same time streamlining their operations and improving application performance.

“Versa’s cutting edge SD-WAN software offers the automated functionality, high performance and maximum flexibility necessary to deliver reliable communications services to businesses looking to harness the power of virtual network environments,” said Atchison Frazer, worldwide head of marketing, Versa Networks. “Under our partnership with BringCom, we are offering the most advanced carrier-grade, cloud-native SD-WAN services in the region, which will contribute to improving business continuity and economic development.”

Other benefits of the joint offering include resilient connectivity and critical security functions like a next-gen firewall and secure web gateway that automatically integrate with other networking functions.