10 SASE Companies Making Moves: Q1 2023
Competition in the secure access service edge (SASE) market heated up at the start of the year, with major product launches, acquisitions and executive poachings.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
One of the biggest SASE moves of Q1 was the announcement by Hewlett Packard Enterprise that it’s reached an agreement to acquire Axis Security. Combining the Axis offering in security service edge (SSE) with the HPE Aruba networking platform — including SD-WAN from the acquisition of Silver Peak — will ultimately give HPE “the most comprehensive” offering in SASE, HPE CEO Antonio Neri (pictured) told CRN.
“All of this will be fully integrated into our HPE GreenLake platform, which will be offered as a subscription service,” Neri said. “Therefore, our partners will be able to sell all these solutions to drive a SASE model with recurring revenue, while also selling the underlying connectivity that comes with it.”
The Axis Security acquisition is expected to close in HPE’s second fiscal quarter, ending April 30. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.