Aryaka’s SASE Strategy And Why Gartner’s Wan Edge Infrastructure Report Is ‘Old School’
Aryaka’s CEO and chief marketing and product officer talked about SD-WAN’s evolution to SASE, how COVID-19 shaped its product development efforts, and why the company wasn’t featured in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report.
Are you seeing the transition from SD-WAN to SASE as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Carter (pictured): We’ve felt all along that it was moving in that direction, but what the pandemic has done is accelerated the timeline a little bit faster than we thought. But we’ve always felt like the market was moving more towards networking plus security as a bundled or integrated offering. It’s just that we thought it would be another two to three years before we’d see mass adoption, but that’s accelerated now. The pandemic was an enabler that accelerated the eventual mass adoption of SASE.