Palo Alto Networks Named a Leader in 2023 Magic Quadrant for SSE

Apr 13, 2023
3 minutes

Today, Palo Alto Networks was named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SSE. This recognition comes on the heels of being named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN, making Palo Alto Networks the only secure access service edge (SASE) vendor to be recognized as a Leader in both the Gartner Magic Quadrants for SSE and SD-WAN.

We believe this news reaffirms our commitment to designing and delivering best-in-class cybersecurity solutions, like Prisma® Access, to help organizations safeguard their applications, users, data and networks without compromise.

Kickstarting Your SASE Transformation

Palo Alto Networks launched Prisma Access, the security service edge (SSE) component of Prisma SASE, in 2019. Since then, Prisma SASE has grown into a $1 billion business with more than 4,000 customers, thanks to helping organizations with four key projects:

  • Replacing legacy VPN with ZTNA 2.0
  • Replacing on-prem secure web gateway (SWG) and web proxies with Cloud SWG
  • Deploying Prisma SD-WAN to bring flexibility and ZTNA to the branch office
  • Securing SaaS apps with Next-Gen CASB

And we are only getting started. According to Gartner, "By 2025, 80% of enterprises will have adopted a strategy to unify web, cloud services, and private application access using a SASE/SSE architecture, up from 20% in 2021."

Rise of Single Vendor SASE Approach

As organizations globally adopt SASE at an unprecedented pace, they struggle with how to effectively approach implementation. At Palo Alto Networks, we strongly believe a unified, single-vendor approach is the best way to optimize security and operational outcomes. In addition to the benefit of simplified management, this also enables an organization to leverage AI and ML across security, networking and user-experience management, all unified from the same data lake.

This unified approach also unlocks the “Three C’s” of data required for AI/ML to be effective: Complete, Correct and Consistent. An organization relying on a mix-and-match approach, stitching together multiple vendor products, only increases complexity and makes it challenging to meet these critical data standards. Prisma SASE is purpose-built to provide a unified experience.

To learn more about today’s news, download a complimentary copy of the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSE.


Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge, 10 April 2023, Charlie Winckless | Aaron McQuaid | John Watts | Craig Lawson | Thomas Lintemuth | Dale Koeppen

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN, 12 September 2022, Jonathan Forest | Naresh Singh | Andrew Lerner | Karen Brown

Gartner, Market Guide for Single-Vendor SASE, 28 September 2022, Neil MacDonald | John WattsJonathan Forest | Andrew Lerner

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