Gartner®: How to Align SD-WAN Projects With SASE Initiatives

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‘By 2024, 80% of SD-WAN deployments will incorporate security service edge (SSE) requirements, up from less than 25% in 2022.'*

For Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to be successful, it requires an alignment of both technology and teams. Not only must the SD-WAN and Security Service Edge (SSE) components of SASE be carefully selected to seamlessly integrate, but Network and Security IT teams must work closely together in the planning and execution to be faster and more successful.

In this report, Gartner makes the case for collaboration and outlines key technical considerations, including:

  • Why SD-WAN needs to be evaluated together with security across five functional domains: SD-WAN, FWaaS, SWG, CASB and ZTNA
  • Key issues that arise when teams do NOT collaborate
  • How to make the choice between single or dual vendors for SD-WAN and SSE

Download the report and learn why it’s time for technology and teams to work together.


*Gartner, How to Align SD-WAN Projects With SASE Initiatives, Bjarne Munch, Lisa Pierce, Craig Lawson, 18 April 2022

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