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A new acronym invading the marketing materials of cybersecurity vendors is SASE.


  • Omdia has its reservations about SASE as a product category, but recognizes that numerous vendors have adopted this parlance to describe all or part of their network security offerings.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes what SASE and its component parts are.
  • Explains why the term is attractive to different groups of vendors.

Key questions answered

  • Is SASE going to become the new norm for delivering security?
  • What comes after SASE?

Table of contents

Omdia view

  • Summary
  • SASE is a marketing term, not a technology
  • Reactions vary from enthusiasm to skepticism
  • SASE should eventually cede to multimodal solutions
  • SASE providers need to address multimodal requirements


  • Further reading
  • Author