Information technology teams today seek cloud-centric infrastructure solutions that elegantly converge network and security capabilities, reduce legacy technology maintenance, and support the performance demands of hybrid work environments.
Gartner says SASE has emerged as a leading framework already influencing these enterprise buying decisions and forecasts that in 2026, 60% of new SD-WAN purchases will be part of a single-vendor SASE offering, up from 15% in 2022.
SASE vendor Netskope claims that its Borderless SD-WAN will transform how organisations manage their most critical networking and security functions and optimise enterprise branches everywhere.
“The era of the hyper-distributed enterprise - where workers can be anywhere and applications are everywhere - is causing organisations across the globe to transform their network and security strategies,” said Brandon Butler, IDC research manager for enterprise networks. “Key capabilities for next-generation architectures include deeply integrated networking and context-aware security, cloud-based management, and advanced automation enhanced by AI/ML.
Challenges by current branch infrastructure
- Rely on legacy SD-WAN and multiple disjointed network security technologies that were not built to extend performance to cloud-first, hybrid work environments;
- Can’t accommodate the explosion of cloud applications or IoT devices now in use throughout the enterprise;
- Struggle under collections of security point products and connectivity services that aren’t cleanly connected or integrated, but incur significant ongoing maintenance costs;
- Contribute to an overall status quo of inefficient, un-optimized branch infrastructure and inadequate security controls.
The Netskope answer
The new Netskope Next Gen SASE Branch, powered by Borderless SD-WAN, converges a unified SD-WAN and security appliance (the Netskope SASE Gateway) with a context-aware SASE Fabric, zero trust-based security, and a SkopeAI-powered cloud orchestrator. Available as a single, cloud-delivered offering, the solution also includes a thin branch that optimizes and secures traffic from all locations and users to cloud and on-prem locations.
“We’ve designed the Next Gen SASE Branch with the biggest needs of enterprise businesses in mind, both today and in the future,” said Parag Thakore, SVP, Borderless SD-WAN at Netskope. “Organisations no longer need to manage a complex stack of solutions to properly operate their enterprise, nor do they need to sacrifice performance for security. With Next Gen SASE Branch, they can take full advantage of a one-platform, one-software, one-policy approach that’s uniquely and fully enabled by Netskope Borderless SD-WAN.”