REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Open Systems, a secure access service edge (SASE) pioneer supporting enterprises in their digital transformation journey, today announced that it has been listed as a Sample Vendor in the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) category in three recent analyst reports, the Gartner Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020 report, the Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2020 and the Gartner Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2020 report, in which Open Systems is also recognized as a Sample Vendor in the Firewall as a Service category.
SASE enables increasingly distributed and mobile workforces to remotely and securely access corporate networks and clouds for the applications and data critical to performing their jobs. Interest in SASE has grown substantially due to COVID-19 as enterprises recognize its potential as a business continuity solution. The report states, "while the term originated in 2019, the architecture has been deployed by early adopters as early as 2017. By 2024, at least 40% of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE, up from less than 1% at year-end 2018."
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