WAN Transformation with SD-WAN: Establishing a Mature Foundation for SASE Success


Secure access service edge (SASE) technology is the next step in the evolution of wide-area networks (WANs). SASE combines software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) with cloud-based network security to provide an integrated architecture for securely connecting any site and any user to any digital resource. Unfortunately, many enterprises are discovering that this evolutionary transition from SD-WAN to SASE is not trivial.

“WAN Transformation with SD-WAN: Establishing a Mature Foundation for SASE Success,” new market research from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), has found that only 26% of enterprises believe the transition from SD-WAN to SASE is easy. In fact, 30% say its genuinely difficult. SD-WAN is not simply a feature of SASE that can be turned on with the push of a button. Whether converting an existing SD-WAN implementation into a SASE architecture or starting with a net-new solution, IT organizations must establish a robust, scalable, and fully operationalized SD-WAN foundation for SASE to thrive. 

Register for this webinar featuring EMA Vice President of Research Shamus McGillicuddy to get highlights of this new SD-WAN and SASE research, based on a survey of 313 IT decision makers across North America and Europe. 

Attend and learn more about:

  • Leading strategies for building an SD-WAN and SASE network underlay, including internet connectivity and wireless WAN services
  • Current trends in SD-WAN and SASE solution procurement strategies and how these can impact overall network success
  • How enterprises are establishing effective observability of the WAN using a combination of native SD-WAN monitoring capabilities and third-party network monitoring tools
  • How to maximize WAN application performance using SD-WAN, WAN acceleration, and other solutions


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Shamus McGillicuddy
VP of Research