Leader in GigaOm Radar SASE report for single-vendor SASE

Leader in GigaOm Radar SASE report for single-vendor SASE

We are honored to share that GigaOm has recognized HPE Aruba Networking as a “Leader” in their inaugural 2024 Secure Access Secure Edge (SASE) Radar report. HPE Aruba Networking is one of only five vendors to be named a Leader in this report.

The GigaOm Radar Report for SASE examines 18 of the top SASE single-vendor solutions in the market and compares offerings against capability and business criteria. The report includes a summary of each vendor’s solution and an assessment of their strengths and challenges. HPE Aruba Networking is positioned as a Leader and Outperformer, which validates our vision and product roadmap for our unified SASE offering.

Click here to obtain a complimentary copy of the full report.

SASE helps organizations transform

Organizations continue to pivot to a cloud-centric architecture, simply because more of their applications reside in the cloud. At the same time, hybrid and remote work have become a permanent component of the corporate environment—which in turn means security requirements have to evolve to support applications, users, and devices from anywhere without compromising the user experience. Implementing the right SASE architecture can help enterprises with their digital transformation journey. SASE, with its cloud-native stack applies and integrates security and networking policies by combining SD-WAN with SSE (Security Service Edge) and integrating management of these services.

Organizations can choose between single-vendor and multi-vendor SASE approaches, depending on where they are in their SASE transformation journey. Single-vendor SASE solutions provide simplified management and enhanced security outcomes via a unified approach with ease of deployment, simpler licensing, and easier customer support from one company. A previous blog outlined five reasons why enterprises may adopt a single-vendor SASE. In the next few years, many industry analysts predict that the market will shift towards single-vendor SASE solutions because they provide simplified management and enhanced security outcomes via a unified approach.

HPE Aruba Networking unified SASE simplifies your SASE adoption

HPE Aruba Networking offers a single-vendor unified SASE solution designed to enforce universal least privilege access to applications, protect against malware and data leakage, modernize and secure branch networks, and enable hybrid working by securely connecting users from anywhere and any device.

HPE Aruba Networking’s unified SASE platform

HPE Aruba Networking’s unified SASE platform

GigaOm based their Radar report assessment on the HPE Aruba Networking unified SASE solution, which integrates the HPE Aruba Networking EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform with the HPE Aruba Networking SSE platform:.

  1. The HPE Aruba Networking EdgeConnect SD-WAN portfolio enables secure data access wherever it resides and provides a secure network foundation for Zero Trust and SASE. It includes an advanced SD-WAN paired with integrated next-generation firewall functions to support a better quality of experience and advanced security for all applications in a hybrid, multi-cloud environment.
  2. HPE Aruba Networking SSE is a Security Service Edge (SSE) platform that uses 500+ cloud edge locations to elegantly connect users and devices to the business resources needed for work. The platform brings together the power of ZTNA, SWG, CASB, and DEM into one, cloud-delivered platform that feels weightless, and is controlled by a single pane of glass.

HPE Aruba Networking unified SASE improves network performance, efficiency, and cost savings with award-winning HPE Aruba Networking SSE and industry-leading EdgeConnect SD-WAN integrated into a single solution—HPE Aruba Networking unified SASE. Unifying security and networking simplifies infrastructure, reduces costs, improves app performance, and delivers secure user access with one comprehensive solution.

Customer journey with single-vendor SASE

Bethesda Health Group is one example of an organization that is embracing SASE as part of its multi-year transformation. Bethesda provides senior care at 16 residential facilities and 24-hour services to senior at homes with over 1,100 caregivers. It connects several thousand residents to their care teams, families, and friends. In support of its increasingly mobile and tech-savvy workforce and resident population, Bethesda has transformed its operations to adopt a cloud-first strategy. It leverages high-performance SD-WAN connectivity with EdgeConnect SD-WAN at the 16 sites to deliver services, provide access to a host of applications, and enable residents to stay in touch with their care teams, family, and friends with a cost-effective network.

To meet the increasing need for secure hybrid and remote work connectivity for mobile caregivers, Bethesda modernized their network security to provide employees with fast, secure access to private and externally managed applications—as well as improving IT staff visibility into user access events—with cloud-delivered HPE Aruba Networking SSE. The added SSE capabilities include Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB).

Mike Keller, Director of Technology, shares his perspective: “Adding HPE Aruba Networking SSE to our networking infrastructure to gain a full SASE solution is critical to securing our cloud-first organization and meeting evolving customer expectations.”

Bethesda is excited about the benefits of standardizing on a complete unified networking and security solution from HPE Aruba Networking. “We’ve gained comprehensive networking infrastructure that is cost-effective to own, easy to maintain, and scalable for meeting our future needs,” said Keller. “In short, it enables us to administrate a large footprint that is distributed across state lines with a lean IT staff—all without breaking the bank.”

Whether you are an IT business leader, a networking professional, or a security expert, you can learn more about how your organization can benefit from SASE and learn how to embark on your own journey to SASE, via our interactive customer SASE web experience.


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