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5 Things SASE Covers that SD-WAN Doesn’t

Cato Networks | General news | Security
February 27, 2023

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In 2020 Gartner predicted: “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.” The rapid shift is in full motion: more and more IT leaders are realizing that SD-WAN doesn’t address the complete needs of the digital business. 
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.
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.

Download the PDF and discover 5 things SASE covers that SD-WAN doesn’t