Securing The Future
Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, has taken the industry by storm since Gartner debuted the phrase in an August 2019 report, with cybersecurity vendors creating new leadership roles and carrying out major acquisitions to strengthen their position around these emerging technologies.
SASE combines wide area networking, or WAN, with network security functions like secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), firewall as a service (FWaaS) and zero-trust network access (ZTNA) to support the dynamic secure access needs of businesses. SASE tools can identify sensitive data or malware, decrypt content at line speed, and continuously monitor sessions for risk and trust levels.
The SASE market crosses previously disparate technologies and demands that vendors be able to deliver these capabilities through the cloud on an as-a-Service basis. It is intended to address the security and networking needs of tomorrow as users, devices, application, services and data rapidly shift outside the enterprise data center.
From networking, virtualization and firewall giants to SD-WAN, cloud and web security upstarts, here’s a look at 10 SASE companies fighting for the dominant position in this burgeoning market.