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Emerging Technology Analysis: SASE Poised to Cause Evolution of Network Security

Published: 22 October 2019

ID: G00450814

Analyst(s): Joe Skorupa , Neil MacDonald , Nat Smith , Lawrence Orans


The network security market is under pressure to adapt to digital transformation changes in end-user organizations. Product managers at network security vendors must evolve to deliver secure access service edge capabilities to remain relevant in coming years.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
    • Characteristics of SASE Offerings
  • Technology Impact
    • Obsolescence of the Appliance Model
    • Sales Become Subscriptions That Are Consumption-Based
    • Eventual Consolidation of Network Security Segments to a Single SASE Market
  • Technology Adoption
    • 40% of Enterprises Adopt SASE Strategies by 2024
    • SASE Will See Strong Competition From IaaS Vendors by 2025
  • References

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