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10 questions to ask about secure service edge (SSE)

IDC and Gartner have identified a broad range of vendors that provide converged security services. Here's what to ask before choosing a platform.

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Fortinet adds wireless and IoT security features to SASE platform

FortiSASE offering gains application monitoring capabilities and tools to help customers securely manage wireless LANs and IoT devices.


Carriers vs. aggregators: How to select the optimal mix of network transport providers

Working with multiple WAN suppliers can yield more competitive prices, maximize service coverage, and ensure better performance.

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Versa enhances SASE package with AI-based security tools

Versa adds improved malware detection, microsegmentation, generative AI to protect enterprise resources

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VMware combines SASE and edge management in new orchestration platform, announces private 5G service

News from the VMware Explore conference includes a unified management platform for VMware’s SASE and edge computing stack, along with a new managed private mobile networking service.

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Fortinet bolsters SD-WAN services, security with new software, next-generation firewalls

Fortinet adds network over/underlay monitoring services, 90G NGFW series

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Cradlepoint differentiates its SASE platform with 5G support

The phased rollout of Cradlepoint’s 5G SASE solution will enable enterprises to create hybrid wireless and SD-WAN environments that optimize availability, quality of service, and security to edge, distributed, and mobile locations.

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Microsoft jumps into competitive security service edge (SSE) arena

Microsoft is adding to its Entra suite to offer an SSE package, joining a slew of competitors including Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler.

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Gartner: SSE landscape shifts as vendors add more security services

Vendors are stacking their security service edge (SSE) suites with even more security functions, according to the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant.

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Are AI-powered networks already outperforming SD-WAN?

SD-WANs (software-defined wide area networks) have been in wide-scale use for several years now, and their adoption has accelerated in recent years. According to a report by IDC, the worldwide SD-WAN infrastructure market reached...

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Multiple SD-WAN vendors can complicate move to SASE

Enterprises that are moving from SD-WAN to SASE may want to consolidate SD-WAN vendors to reduce complexity and streamline management.

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Networking, security initiatives dominate IT spending priorities

Tech leaders are optimistic about growth but warn of a lack of agility, talent shortages, and global connectivity challenges, according to research from Expereo.

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Network spending priorities for second-half 2023

Enterprises hope to invest in security, operational stability, and better application-delivery performance using technologies that include SD-WAN and AI.

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What is SDN and where is it going?

Software-defined networking (SDN) established a foothold in cloud computing, intent-based networking, and network security, with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and others leading the charge.

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Converge NOCs with SOCs to save time and effort

Marrying network operations centers with security operations centers can streamline troubleshooting and reduce duplication of effort.

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Cisco warns of certificate problem that takes down SD-WANs

Cisco said an expired hardware certificate in some of its Viptella SD-WAN devices can take down the boxes; certificate replacement is forthcoming.

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Why is the transition from SD-WAN to SASE so painful?

Multi-vendor SD-WAN environments and poor WAN visibility can complicate the move to a SASE architecture.

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3 ways network teams can influence SASE decisions

Network pros’ input about what SASE platform their enterprise needs should start as early as possible, and that means involvement in SD-WAN choices.

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