SASE Highlights Rapid Expansion of Cloud Security


Latest 6-12 report launched as part of the fourth annual AVANT Special Forces Summit.

CHICAGO, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – To launch the company’s fourth annual edition Special forces summit in Austin, AVANT Research & Analytics, the market research division of BEFORE, an IT decision-making platform and the leading national distributor of next-generation technologies, today released its fifth AVANT 6-12 report focusing on Secure Access Server Edge (SASE). The BEFORE 6-12 reports are premium research reports designed to help IT decision makers assess whether a technology solution is a viable option for their business over the next 6-12 months. Estimates assessing the value of SASE in the market predict that by 2024, the market capitalization of SASE could exceed 10 billion dollars, up from its current value of $ 1.9 billion.

SASE is a convergence of multiple networking and security functions in a unified cloud native solution designed to improve application performance and defense against intruders, malware and other threats. Findings from the 6-12: SASE report show that 35% of IT managers actively engage SASE within their organization. A majority (67%) of IT managers see engagement in cloud security as one of their top priorities. SASE solutions evolve to deliver robust performance from their globally delivered applications through reliable connectivity and efficient, policy-based management of an integrated cloud service that deals with both networking and security. IT managers understand that integrating SASE solutions into their business operations will help drive cloud network operations and secure their data in the process, thereby helping to mitigate potential ransomware attacks on the system.

Key takeaways from the report include:

  • 76% of IT decision-makers want to consult a trusted advisor to inform them about an SASE decision.
  • 85% of respondents know and know about SASE solutions, while only 35% of respondents currently use SASE.
  • 46% of respondents plan to implement SASE migrations at the same time, while 44% of respondents plan to introduce incremental migrations into their existing infrastructure.
  • Less than 5% of IT decision makers plan to do nothing with SASE in the near future.

“As the capabilities, security and efficiency of the cloud continue to increase in importance and priority, it is essential that IT decision makers plan their approach to security modernization accordingly. With SASE, the majority of IT decision makers know that the Trusted Advisor is a key component for education and solution implementation, ”said Ken presti, vice president of research and analysis at AVANT. “SASE provides secure services and applications at reliable performance levels, delivering powerful end-to-end network functionality at the point of use. The report highlights how adoption of the solution can help streamline operational efficiency globally, which is a critical component of SASE for cloud network capacity and security within a framework. “

Developed by AVANT Research & Analytics with the help of technical teams within AVANT, the 6-12: SASE report features interviews and insights from senior executives from AVANT’s partner network, trusted advisors and key IT decision makers. The report contains surveys, data collected from AVANT’s Pathfinder tool, and industry results to highlight the current state of SASE.

To find out more, download the Report BEFORE 6-12: SASE for full access to the report.

You can view the previous BEFORE 6-12 reports here:

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