Dell’Oro Group Sees SASE CAGR of 116%
November 2, 2020
A report by Dell’Oro Group finds the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 116 percent over the next five years (2019-2024). SASE comprises the integration of SD-WAN, Secure Web Gateway, and Firewall technologies that brings networking and security into a unified, cloud-based service offering to increase the scalability, agility, and security of the network while reducing the total cost of ownership.
“SASE holds great appeal because it unifies and simplifies networking and security across a wide variety of network use cases, ranging from larger headquarter/branch networks down to individual users,” said Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Over the next five years, we expect the initial thrust for SASE to come from small to medium enterprises, for whom unification and simplification rank high, but also expect larger enterprises to begin pivoting.”
Additional highlights from the SASE 5-Year Forecast Advanced Research Report:
Compared to the hardware, the software will account for the vast majority of SASE revenue and is expected to continue increasing its contribution over the next five years.
The combination of software and hardware sold as physical appliances will account for the vast majority of SASE revenue in the near-term. However, in the long-term will switch to revenue from cloud-hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
The Outlook Series reached out to Dave Greenfield, technology evangelist at Cato Networks with a couple of questions.
So how does Cato Networks stand out amongst the SASE competition?
Greenfield: There are many, many
ways Cato differentiates itself.
Cato is a converged service not
individual appliances enterprises
have to cobble together. Cato is
managed through a
single-pane-of-glass down to the
smallest detail, not separate
consoles. Customers can self-manage
or outsource — their choice.
Broadening the conversation:
Greenfield: SASE is all about
the convergence of offerings —
security and networking; different
security solutions; site, cloud, and
mobile. Convergence makes deployment
easier, increases visibility with
one holistic views, improves
operations and management.
Multivendor SASE is the opposite of
convergence. Forcing IT to continue
using separate appliances increases
costs and complexity. It’s basically
what’s been done for years and is a
marketing tactic to jump on the SASE