GBI re-affirms Versa Networks partnership in the Middle East

GBI re-affirms Versa Networks partnership in the Middle East

Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable system Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and Versa Networks, a vendor in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market, have extended its long-standing collaboration with GBI joining the Versa ACE Partner Program.

The Versa ACE (Accelerate, Captivate, Engage) Partner Program is an ecosystem of partners that will provide GBI with incremental and formalised sales, pre-sales and technical training that will enable them to build their competencies around secure SD-WAN and SASE.

"As the global demand for SASE and SD-WAN continues to accelerate, Versa ACE Partners are incentivised to take advantage of their areas of specialism, identify and manage projects, and utilise Versa’s available sales and marketing benefits to open new revenue opportunities, which will enable partners, such as GBI, to differentiate themselves from their competitors both now and in the future," said a press release.

Offering bandwidth and low latency within the region and beyond, GBI’s terrestrial and subsea cable mesh network provides users with good performance across SD-WAN deployments, it claimed.

Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO of GBI said: “The nature of business and networks are changing, and digital transformation is no longer the future, it is the now. As such, providers of connectivity and security must evolve so that enterprises have access to best-in-class solutions and services that span on-premises and the cloud, protecting every corner of the decentralised network while providing the flexibility for employees."

John Atchison, Head of Global Partner Marketing at Versa Networks said: "GBI have been an important partner in the Middle East and we are delighted that they are joining our ACE Partner Program. GBI has extended their ability to deliver genuinely game changing SD-WAN and SASE solutions to redefine the future of network security in this flourishing region.”