Avant, a Chicago based technology distributor, has released a new “6-12” market research report focusing on Secure Access Server Edge (SASE).
With a market estimated to reach $10 billion by 2024, SASE is a convergence of several networking and security functions into a unified solution designed to enhance application performance and defense against intruders, malware, and other threats.
According to the report, 35% of IT leaders are actively engaging SASE within their businesses. A majority (67%) of IT leaders see security engagement in the cloud as one of their top priorities. SASE solutions are evolving to provide solid performance from their applications delivered anywhere in the world through reliable connectivity and efficient, policy-based management of an integrated cloud service that addresses both networking and security.
The report also states that 76% of IT decision-makers wish to consult a channel partner to educate them on a SASE decision, 85% of respondents are familiar with and know about SASE solutions, despite only 35% of respondents using SASE currently.
“As cloud capabilities, security and efficiency continue to increase in importance and priority, it is essential that IT decision-makers plan their security modernization approach accordingly. With SASE,” said Ken Presti, Vice President of Research and Analytics at Avant. “SASE delivers secure services and applications at reliable performance levels, providing powerful end-to-end network functionality at point-of-use.
The report also highlights how solution adoption can help streamline operational efficiency on a global scale, which is an essential component of SASE for cloud network capability and security across a framework.
The Avant 6-12 Reports are designed to help IT decision-makers assess whether a technology solution is a viable option for their company over the next 6 to 12 months.
Integrating SASE solutions into their business operations will help drive cloud network operations and secure their data in the process, helping mitigate potential attacks.