The new partnership will bolster Versent's ongoing commitment to support Australian enterprises on their journey to multi-cloud IT environments boosting user experience, mitigating risk, and maintaining uninterrupted connectivity.
"We wanted to partner with a best-of-breed networking organisation unbound by legacy applications," said Versent CTO Tim Hope. "Being born in the cloud, Cloudflare was a natural partner for Versent and uniquely able to provide a global network with the leading connectivity performance and security for the multiple clouds increasingly required by our customers today.
"Cloudflare's network feature functionality is easy to onboard and their seamless connectivity between different clouds means we can provide rapid deployment, critical to businesses today, operating in ever increasingly competitive market environments."
As a Cloudflare partner, Versent has already achieved specialised sales and technical certifications to provide value-added resales, managed security, consulting and professional services for Cloudflare solutions, including its comprehensive zero trust, network-as-a-service, and cloud email security offerings. These provide the architecture needed to protect and accelerate any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.
"When we reviewed the Cloudflare feature functionality, we were impressed with Cloudflare's web caching and zero trust network access (ZTNA) which makes the Internet accessible and safe for all users," says Hope. "It includes integrated products including ZTNA, Secure Web Gateway, CASB, DLP, Browser Isolation, IoT Security, and Cloud Email Security."
In addition, Versent will also be able to deploy Cloudflare's Magic WAN which replaces legacy WAN architectures with Cloudflare's network, providing for global connectivity as well as performance, security, and control through one simple user interface.
L-R: Cloudflare VP and MD of APJC Jonathon Dixon, Versent CEO Paul Migliorini, Cloudflare CEO and co-founder Matthew Prince, and Cloudflare APJC head of partnerships and alliances Wendy Komadina
"Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet, and today's work-from-anywhere economy requires having a network and systems that are reliable, fast, and secure. We are delighted to partner with Versent. They have a wealth of experience in the IT security sector and a track record of success in supporting a large number of mid-market and enterprise customers in Australia," said Cloudflare APJC head of partnerships and alliances Wendy Komadina.
Cloudflare complements Versent's range of HashiCorp's Terraform Cloud and Terraform Enterprise solutions which provide a consistent approach for teams to compose, collaborate, publish, and reuse infrastructure as code to provision any infrastructure.
"Cloudflare is an ideal partner for Versent," said Hope. "They're accommodating to our requirements, entrepreneurial, culturally aligned with the business and deliver more value through their ongoing investment in their global network as well as expert technical support and training."
"The winning combination of Cloudflare's technology leadership and innovation with Versent's focus on delivery excellence will enable our customers to benefit from transformation at the earliest opportunity, securely, reliably, and with the best industry performance," says Hope.
Versent will look to deploy Cloudflare among both its existing and expanding customer base across a variety of industries including state and federal government, healthcare, higher education, and the large enterprise commercial sector.
Versent is an Australian-born technology company, focused on architecting, building & operating cloud native applications, data streams, platforms and services. We take a customer first, outcomes driven approach. Our solutions are centred around AWS, Microsoft Azure, and best of breed technology. From a stand-still start in 2014, we've grown to a tight team of over 600 family members both locally and internationally, with a diversified offering in professional services and managed services. With a focus on bringing craftsmanship back to technology, Versent built a team of passionate technologists who truly care about achieving quality outcomes, building lasting relationships and delivering on what we promise. As Australia's most experienced and trusted partner, Versent has considerable experience in both successfully delivering digital projects and providing managed services support.