About This ShortList

The digital landscape has undergone a seismic shift. Cloud adoption is skyrocketing, users access resources from anywhere, and traditional security perimeters are crumbling. This creates a complex and vulnerable ecosystem where legacy solutions struggle to keep pace. Siloed on-premises security solutions can't keep up with the distributed nature of cloud environments. Cloud adoption expands the attack surface and introduces new threats. Traditional tools lack visibility and control over cloud applications and users accessing data from anywhere create vulnerability gaps.

SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is a revolutionary framework, designed to address these challenges head-on. SASE simplifies by consolidating tools and delivering them as a cloud service. SASE provides centralized visibility and control over network traffic and user activity across cloud, on-premises, and mobile environments. Imagine a unified cloud-delivered platform that seamlessly combines networking and security functionalities. That's the essence of SASE – providing secure and optimized access to applications, data, and users, regardless of location or device.

The SASE market is on a meteoric rise, projected to reach a staggering $50+ billion by 2026. This explosive growth reflects the critical need for a holistic approach to securing today's dynamic environments.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Security Service Edge (SSE): Protects access to applications, data, and users with features like ZTNA, CASB, SWG, and DLP.
  • SD-WAN: Optimizes network traffic for improved performance and user experience.
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM): Provides centralized control over user identities and access privileges, either natively or via integrating with other products

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 20 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects market share and internal research.

  • Cato Networks
  • Cisco
  • Cloudflare
  • Fortinet
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lookout
  • Netscope
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Versa
  • Zscaler

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList is updated at least once per year. Updates may occur after six months if deemed necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this Constellation ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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