5 Things SASE Covers that SD-WAN Doesn’t

Cato | General news | Security
July 7, 2022

More and more IT leaders are realizing that SD-WAN doesn’t address the complete needs of the digital business. Gartner agrees with this and predicts a rapid shift to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

Go-To Technology
SD-WAN emerged close to a decade ago, showing the potential to be a viable and cost-effective alternative to MPLS – thus making it the logical next step in WAN technology. SD-WAN was considered by many enterprises as the go-to technology for preparing their network for digital transformation.

“By 2024, more than 60% of software-defined, wide-area network (SD-WAN) customers will have implemented a secure access service edge (SASE) architecture, compared with about 35% in 2020.”

Gartner
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Times change
At the time it made sense because SD-WAN addresses the high cost, rigidity, and capacity constraints of MPLS. But, is this enough to deliver the level of network and security your
enterprise demands?

To answer this, let’s see what SD-WAN covers, and more importantly, understand what SD-WAN does NOT cover.