Palo Alto Networks Recognized by Gartner for Security Service Edge

On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, Gartner published their inaugural 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge (SSE) report, recognizing Palo Alto Networks as a Challenger in their evaluation. This report evaluates SSE offerings solutions designed to secure access to the web, cloud services and private applications.

SSE represents one-half of the tools and technologies that Gartner categorizes as Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). Gartner1 defines SASE as the convergence of network and security as service capabilities, such as SD-WAN, secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), NGFW and Zero Trust network access (ZTNA).

Here at Palo Alto Networks, we are proud to have every single one of these capabilities delivered from our unified Prisma SASE product. And, we continue to rapidly innovate to make sure each of these capabilities are industry-leading and work seamlessly together to keep your corporate network secure.

We believe that this report, along with the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant in WAN Edge Infrastructure, reinforces the importance of our work developing the tools and technologies you need to build a comprehensive SASE architecture to keep your employees, data, applications and network traffic safe.

The SSE represents the cloud-delivered security technologies and capabilities required for building a comprehensive SASE solution. We know your corporate network looks vastly different today than it did just two years ago. Unfortunately, this shift isn’t going to be temporary, making many of the perimeter-based rules, policies and best practices obsolete. This makes developing a SASE strategy so important.

The Hybrid Workforce has Fundamentally Changed Corporate Network Security

From where and how employees now work, to the apps they use to communicate and share information, it’s clear that businesses today have undergone a considerable amount of change in a relatively short period of time. This places a great deal of stress on outdated networking and security constructs, as well as siloed products that were never designed to accommodate such rapid transformation and massive scale.

As a result, organizations are tasked with modernizing legacy infrastructure to drive greater business agility while improving their security posture across complex hybrid environments and expanding hybrid workforces. SASE is at the heart of this modernization.

Simplify Your SASE Architecture Decision-Making

SSE – including ZTNA as a key component – is a stepping stone to SASE and a natural entry point on your way to developing a complete SASE architecture. When you consider our Leader recognition in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant in WAN Edge Infrastructure, along with our new position in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge, we believe this represents a comprehensive SASE vision and architecture.

What’s more, Prisma Access was recognized as a leader in the 2021 Forrester New Wave™: Zero Trust Network Access, Q3 2021. As a result, you should feel confident you have the right partner along with you on your SSE and SASE journeys.

We are proud to once again be recognized by Gartner in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge and believe this validation demonstrates our focus, commitment and vision for SSE, as well as SASE. We look forward to continuing to partner with you on your SASE journey.

Gartner, 2022 Magic Quadrant for Secure Service Edge, 16 February 2022 John Watts, Craig Lawson | Charlie Winckless | Aaron McQuaid

Gartner, 2021 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, 20 September 2021, Jonathan Forest | Naresh Singh | Andrew Lerner | Evan Zeng

1Gartner, 2021 Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence, 25 March 2021, Joe Skorupa | Nat Smith | Lawrence Orans | Neil MacDonald

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