Why are there so many different interpretations of SASE?
In late 2019, Gartner gave birth to a new acronym that has since taken the SD-WAN market by storm—SASE (Secure Access Service Edge). Now, every provider is announcing their SASE solution. In this series of SASE Straight Talk articles, Masergy steps through the most common questions we’re hearing from business leaders, providing an in-depth explanation for each. This week, we tackle the many interpretations of SASE.
One question, 10 answers
Ask people what SASE is and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. While the newness of SASE is a factor here, various definitions are also the result of just how dynamic and multifaceted SASE is.
- Is it a forward-leaning vision for network and security convergence? Yes.
- Is it a model or solution framework? Yes, and it’s still evolving and maturing.
- Is it a new solution market? Yes, with more entrants coming on board every day.
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