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Telesystem Partners with Versa Networks to Bring Secure SD-WAN to Telarus Agents
NORTHWOOD, OH – Aug. 19, 2020 – Telesystem, a nationwide provider of voice, networking, infrastructure, and managed security solutions, has entered into a partnership with Secure SD-WAN and SASE leader Versa Networks, and national master agent Telarus aimed at enabling Secure SD-WAN for small and medium-sized businesses.
The partnership will add the Versa Titan service into the telecommunications agent channel with Telesystem providing operational support, and Telarus agents gaining early access to sell this easy-to-manage Secure SD-WAN and managed security functionality within a single, high-powered device.
This new program will allow the Telarus agent community to offer multiple Versa consumption options to their customers, including those customers which want to own and manage their Versa deployment. Additionally, Telesystem will act as a central point of contact for all Versa-related projects, simplifying the engagement process and enabling a multi-faceted product portfolio for all Telarus partners.
“Versa has established clear industry leadership and continues to drive significant global momentum in the Secure SD-WAN and SASE markets,” said Michael Wood, Chief Marketing Officer for Versa Networks. “Telesystem has a unique high-touch approach and in-depth relationships in the agent channel, which we believe will accelerate the growth of Versa Secure SD-WAN and Versa SASE.
Since 2017, Telesystem has deployed best-in-class Versa Secure SD-WAN to businesses across the country. This partnership allows Telarus agents to rely on Telesystem to install, support and manage Versa engagements in three different consumption models:
1) Versa Secure SD-WAN as a service – A best-in-class offering for large enterprises with complex network requirements that want to leverage Telesystem’s expertise for support and deployment.
2) Versa Titan as a service – A feature-rich yet easy-to-deploy solution for Lean IT use cases seeking a slimmed-down, lower-cost version of Secure SD-WAN.
3) Versa Secure SD-WAN and Versa Titan direct – Agents and end-users can simply purchase Versa’s products in a “do it yourself” manner. Telesystem will broker the transaction and facilitate agent commissions and incentives, but support will be left in the hands of the agent or end-user.
“It’s an honor for Telesystem to be considered to operationalize this product set for Versa in the agent channel,” said Telesystem Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer Bruce Wirt. “We’re excited to get this in the hands of our sales team, as well as the very capable hands of Telarus partners across the country.”
“Our relationship with Telesystem continues to grow and bear fruit,” said Telarus CEO and co-founder Adam Edwards. “Our partners have great confidence in Telesystem’s approach to managed solutions, and their ability to customize deployments has quickly grown our base together well into the six-figure range in a short period of time. Adding Versa to the mix will be a win for all parties.”
For over 25 years, Telesystem has been empowering businesses across the country with a range of innovative network, communication and collaboration solutions designed to address the business-specific needs of each customer. Guided by strategic partnerships and a customer-centric mission, these customized solutions are backed with white-glove implementation and 24/7 US-based support.
Telesystem currently delivers enterprise collaboration solutions and networking services to businesses in 45 states, DC and four foreign countries. Their customers include hospitals, universities, local public and private school districts, banks, multi-location retail establishments and regional government offices, to name a few.
Versa Networks, the leader in Secure SD-WAN, combines full-featured SD-WAN, complete integrated security, advanced scalable routing, genuine multi-tenancy, and sophisticated analytics to meet WAN Edge requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers. Versa Secure SD-WAN is available on-premises, hosted through Versa-powered Service Providers, cloud-delivered, and via the simplified Versa Titan cloud service designed for Lean IT. The company has transacted hundreds of thousands of software licenses globally through its global Service Providers and partners. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Global Fund and RPS Ventures. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.
Built for You, Telarus is the largest privately held technology services distributor (master agent) in the United States. Our dynamic agent-partner community sources data, voice, cloud, and managed services through our robust portfolio of over 200 leading service providers. We are best known for our home-grown software pricing tools and mobile apps that are unique in the industry. To help our partners grow their businesses, we’ve assembled the best support organization in the industry, which includes cybersecurity, SD-WAN, Cloud, mobility, contact center, and ILEC specialty practices whose primary goal is to help our partners identify and design the right technology solutions for their customers. To learn more about the Telarus opportunity, please visit www.telarus.com, or follow us on Twitter @Telarus.
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