Secure access service edge, or SASE, combines networking and security into a cloud-based service, and it’s growing fast. According to Gartner projections, enterprise spending on SASE will hit almost $7 billion this year, up from under $5 billion in 2021. Gartner also predicts that more than 50% of organizations will have strategies to adopt SASE by 2025, up from less than 5% in 2020.
There’s also a sixth key technology that’s increasingly playing a big role in every aspect of SASE, and that’s artificial intelligence. “It’s something that most, if not all, SASE vendors are working on,” says Gartner analyst Joe Skorupa.