Demand for secure access service edge (SASE) solutions continues to catch fire.
So say experts from Aryaka Networks, Masergy and Versa Networks. SASE, which combines connectivity/networking features of technologies like SD-WAN with next-generation security capabilities, had already established a foothold before the pandemic.
“Long before SASE was a thing, studies found that IT decision makers state security is their No. 1 SD-WAN buyer criteria,” said Ray Watson, Masergy’s vice president of innovation. “And now that SASE has been defined as a solution addressing the problems of secure remote access, interest has skyrocketed.”
Watson and peers from two other vendors will speak about SASE at the upcoming Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Their panel, “Get Sassy With SASE — Cloud Security Opportunities for Modernizing the Network,” takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Watson and Ginsburg, Aryaka vice president of product and solutions marketing, fielded questions from Channel Partners about SASE to preview their session. We have edited the transcript below for clarity.