Approaches to SASE: 11 vendor profiles

14 June 2022 | Research

Tom Rebbeck

Case studies report | PPTX and PDF (30 slides) | Enterprise Services| Cyber Security

"SASE vendors are competing in two main areas; the components that they provide and how flexible they are as a partner."


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This report explores how 11 different vendors are approaching the secure-access service edge (SASE) opportunity. It outlines each vendor’s strategy for SASE, the partnerships with telecoms operators and the level of flexibility offered to partners. We also provide our assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each vendor’s strategy.

Key questions answered in this report

  • Which approaches are vendors taking to SASE?
  • How have SASE solutions been developed?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of different SASE solutions?
  • What are the key differentiators of each SASE vendor?
  • Which routes to market are the SASE vendors using and which telecoms operators have they partnered with?

Case studies

  • Cato Networks
  • Perimeter 81
  • Check Point
  • Sophos
  • Cisco
  • Versa Networks
  • Fortinet
  • VMware
  • Netskope
  • Zscaler
  • Palo Alto Networks


For more information about this report, see our article, SSE or SASE: vendors need to consider the implications of a failed strategy.

Our report on operator approaches to SASE can be found here: Approaches to SASE: 12 operator case studies.


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Tom Rebbeck

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