Research Insights: 90% of IT leaders plan to implement secure access service edge (SASE) migrations into their current framework

Researchers at Avant Analytics have released The 6-12 Report: SASE, reporting that 90% of IT leaders plan to implement secure access service edge (SASE) migrations into their current framework:

  • SASE is a security model, typically cloud-based, which bundles software-defined networking with network security functions, all of which are delivered by a single provider using multiple points-of-presence (POPs)…
  • The SASE market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 116%, CAGR, attaining a market value of $5.1 billion by 2024. – Dell’Oro Group
  • More than two-thirds of the respondents in our survey point to security as the main benefit of SASE.
  • SASE combines critical network security functions, such as CASB, RBI, SWG, and ZTNA, with WAN capabilities (e.g. SD-WAN) to deliver secure services and applications at reliable performance levels.

Research Insights:

According to Rajiv Pimplaskar, CRO, Veridium:

“SASE solutions along with CASB and ZTNA are gaining popularity as they offer better security and performance over VPNs and typical corporate perimeter-based security capabilities. However, IT execs should be careful to launch such implementations on the basis of a solid foundation with a zero trust strategy.  Zero trust relies on strong identity and authentication as the first step. As password credentials are easy to phish or replay, eliminating passwords is critical to establish a strong foundation for zero trust. W3C WebAuthN and the FIDO Alliance offer a variety of passwordless authentication options for various use cases. These authenticators establish an unphishable connection between a user and their IT system making the environment impervious to a data breach. Furthermore, such authentication methods have less user friction and improve operational costs for the organization.”