How SASE uses AI

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.

The five core components of the SASE stack are SD-WAN, firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS), secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), and zero trust network access (ZTNA).

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.

Read full article at Network World.