Versa Networks enterprise firewall earns 99.48-percent from

May 18, 2023
The test regimen compared routing and access control, SSL / TLS functionality, threat prevention, and stability and reliability to reach a combined security effectiveness score.

Santa Clara, Calif. – May 16, 2023 – Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that the Versa Networks CSG5000 Next Generation Firewall received a Recommended rating by, including a 99.48% security effectiveness score and top ‘AAA’ ratings across all four scoring categories. ‘AAA’ is the highest rating assigned by CyberRatings.

The CyberRatings Enterprise Firewall Comparative Security Value Map report provides an analysis of eight leading next-generation firewall vendors, including Check Point, Cisco, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Sangfor, and Versa Networks. The test regimen compared routing and access control, SSL / TLS functionality, threat prevention, and stability and reliability to reach a combined security effectiveness score.

Please follow this link for a complimentary copy of the CyberRatings Enterprise Firewall Comparative Security Value Map for Q2 2023.

Security Effectiveness

Security effectiveness tests measured how well the enterprise firewall controlled the network access, applications, and users while preventing exploits and evasions. Versa scored 99.48% in terms of security effectiveness based on the following functional ratings:

  • Routing & Access Control:  100%
  • SSL/TLS Functionality:  100%
  • Threat Prevention – Exploits:  99.48%
  • Threat Prevention – Evasions:  100%
  • Stability & Reliability:  100%


These tests measured the performance of the enterprise firewall under various adverse conditions in terms of maximum connections and transactions per second, concurrency, throughput, and latency. Key performance results for Versa included:

  • Highest Rated Throughput – 12,160 Mbps.
  • Highest UDP Throughput  for UDP packets 1024 bytes or larger.
  • Highest TCP Connections per Second – 150,000+.
  • Highest Rated HTTPS Capacity – Versa delivered the highest HTTPS capacity across all combinations of packet size, connections per second, and SSL/TLS algorithms.

Price and Value

CyberRatings compared the total cost for each firewall for 3 years to each product’s Rated Throughput to calculate a price per Mbps. Versa delivered the best value in the Enterprise Firewall test:

  • Lowest Price per Mbps - $2.54.
  • Lowest Price per Protected Mbps - $2.55.

“The Versa Next Generation Firewall scored a top ‘AAA’ rating in all categories tested, delivering the best performance in the test while being a great value,” said Kumar Mehta, Versa Networks Chief Development Officer. “With many companies trying to claim product leadership, real-world, independent testing organizations such as CyberRatings are vitally important. This report shows that enterprises can rely on Versa.”

“As a non-profit, our mission is to provide the market with reliable testing and objective results, so organizations have validated results to help them select the right security solutions for their environments,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO of “Versa Networks’ security and performance were excellent once again, and it is clear from the results that the Versa team has built a high-performing and reliable Enterprise Firewall solution.”

Versa SASE Industry Leadership

Versa simplifies how enterprises protect and connect their users, devices and sites to workloads and applications anywhere, anytime to improve security posture and enhance user-to-application experience and operational efficiency. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated and named Versa as one of the vendors delivering single-vendor SASE.

 Dell’Oro Group has named Versa the Unified SASE market share leader for two years in a row, while 650 Group recognized Versa as the market share leader for both Deployed SASE and Enabled SD-WAN since 2020. Also, KuppingerCole Analysts AG named Versa a leader in every evaluation category in its SASE Integration Suites Leadership Compass report.

In addition, Frost & Sullivan honored Versa with its SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its industry-leading SASE solution. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, while the CIO CHOICE 2023 Honor and Recognition program distinguished Versa SASE as the Most Trusted Brand by CIOs for SASE.

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