Versa Next Generation Firewall Achieves Recommended Rating and 99.90% Security Effectiveness Score from Independent Testing Lab

Versa Networks, provider of in AI/ML-powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that Versa Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) received a Recommended Rating, the highest rating given by In the Q1 2024 Cloud Network Firewall comparative report, Versa achieved an overall security effectiveness score of 99.90% with the fastest Rated Throughput of any vendor. As a result of CyberRatings’ rigorous testing of 11 cloud network firewall vendors, Versa NGFW once again demonstrated superior performance, security effectiveness, and value.

Comparative Test Results for Cloud Network Firewalls uses empirical data from their testing to illustrate the relative value of security investment options for the cloud network firewall products tested. Versa NGFW achieved the following results:

Fastest Rated Throughput (2,553 Mbps)
Highest HTTPS traffic processing capacity
Recommended product in terms of Price per Protected Mbps, delivering strong customer value
Recommended product in terms of Security Effectiveness (99.90%) provides transparency and expert guidance on cybersecurity risks through research and independent, objective product testing. The CyberRatings Q1 2024 Cloud Network Firewall report features a Security Value Map™ comparing Amazon Web Services (AWS), Barracuda, Check Point, Cisco, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Sophos, Versa, and WatchGuard. CyberRatings’ strict testing environment emulated real-world digital traffic scenarios, with a focus on both encrypted and unencrypted data to ensure a comprehensive assessment of each firewall’s effectiveness.

Using the AWS cloud and CyberRatings’ Austin, Texas, facility, the organization conducted an independent test of Versa Operating System against the Cloud Firewall Test Methodology v2.1. Versa NGFW was thoroughly tested to determine how it handled TLS/SSL 1.2 and 1.3 cipher suites, how it defended against 984 exploits, whether any of 1,645 evasions could bypass protection, and if it would remain stable under adverse conditions.

“We appreciate the rigor applies throughout their comparative product testing, so enterprises have an unbiased source of truth to help them select the right cloud firewall,” said Apurva Mehta, Versa Co-Founder and CTO. “These test results show Versa is achieving our goal of delivering an exceptional cloud firewall solution that delivers protection across every network edge by combining advanced security, application awareness, and AI-driven threat prevention in a single scalable platform.”

“Our mission is to provide reliable testing and objective assessments to help organizations select security offerings to meet their requirements,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO of “In our newly released Cloud Network Firewall report, Versa NGFW clearly demonstrates it is an excellent choice for those seeking a reliable, effective, and comprehensive cloud firewall solution.”


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