SASE Takes The Industry By Storm
Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, has become all the rage since Gartner coined the phrase in an August 2019 report, with security vendors creating new executive positions and carrying out eight-figure 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. As a result, while many vendors have most of the necessary functionality for SASE, few are currently capable of offering the entire SASE portfolio on their own.
As digital transformation and COVID-19 rapidly shift users, devices, applications, services and data outside of the enterprise data center, here’s a look at 25 vendors capable of securing the edge of tomorrow.