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Broadcom, Cisco, Fortinet, VMware Among Growing SASE Market Leaders

SASE spend is on pace to top a staggering figure this year.

Claudia Adrien

September 20, 2022

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Despite economic uncertainty, there was more than 30% growth in SASE in the second quarter of 2022. That’s according to a recently published report from the Dell’Oro Group. Overall, secure access service edge (SASE) spend is on pace to top $6 billion this year. The strong enterprise appetite for network and security transformation drove robust growth in the SASE-related SD-WAN networking and security service edge (SSE) security market.

The Dell’Oro Group’s SASE & SD-WAN findings encompass manufacturers’ revenue covering the SASE and access router markets. In addition, the report analyzes the SASE market from two perspectives. These include technology (SD-WAN networking and SSE security) and implementation (unified and disaggregated). The report also provides unit information for the access router market.

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Dell’Oro Group’s Mauricio Sanchez

Mauricio Sanchez is research director, network security and SASE & SD-WAN at Dell’Oro Group.

“Even in an environment of macro-economic angst, enterprises continued to strategically invest in SASE technologies to secure and improve connectivity for cloud-based apps and hybrid work,” Sanchez said. “Both SASE’s components, SSE and SD-WAN, saw more than 30% growth, showing enterprises value SASE’s network and security transformation benefits.”

Additional Findings

According to the report, the SASE market has over 35 vendors, with the top 11 representing 80% of the market by revenue. The top four overall SASE vendors are Broadcom/Symantec, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler (in alphabetical order). They represented 50% of the market by revenue.

Regarding security, the top three SASE security (also known as SSE) vendors are Broadcom/Symantec, Cisco, and Zscaler (in alphabetical order). They represented 60% of the market by revenue. SSE use cases with the most vigorous growth were zero trust network access (ZTNA) and firewall as a service.

The top three SASE networking (also known as SD-WAN) vendors are Cisco, Fortinet and VMware (in alphabetical order), Dell’Oro Group said. They represented one-half of market by revenue. SD-WAN hardware demand continued to outstrip supply.

Lastly, unified SASE grew twice as fast as disaggregated SASE.

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About the Author(s)

Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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