Palo Alto Networks Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in SSE Report

Apr 18, 2024
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Palo Alto Networks Named a Leader in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge

Today, Palo Alto Networks is proud to announce that it has been named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge (SSE).

We believe this prestigious recognition underscores our ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation in cybersecurity solutions, notably through our Prisma® Access SSE solution.

Continuing a Legacy of Leadership

The 2024 Leader recognition in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSE comes shortly after our similar acknowledgment in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN. We remain the only vendor to be recognized as a Leader in both categories. This consistent recognition, we feel, is a testament to our dedication to providing advanced, integrated security solutions that help protect organizations' networks, applications and data.

Accelerating SASE Transformation with Prisma Access

Launched in 2019, Prisma Access has been at the forefront of the SASE transformation. Our platform addresses critical security needs:

  • Transitioning from legacy VPN solutions to ZTNA 2.0.
  • Replacing traditional on-premises secure web gateways (SWG) with Cloud SWG.
  • Fortifying SaaS applications with Next-Generation CASB.

As global adoption of SASE continues to grow, organizations face challenges in implementing these expansive solutions. At Palo Alto Networks, we advocate platformization to simplify management and harness a single-vendor strategy. This approach simplifies management and harnesses the power of AI and machine learning across security, networking and user experience management, all drawn from the same data source.

This holistic strategy ensures data is complete, correct and consistent – essential criteria for effective AI/ML applications. By reducing complexity, our single-vendor approach helps organizations meet these critical data standards more effectively than piecemeal solutions.

Looking Ahead

As projected by 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.

Palo Alto Networks is excited to lead this transformative journey, continuing to innovate and drive security forward in an increasingly digital world.

To explore more about this recognition and what it means for your security strategy, download a complimentary copy of the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSE.


Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge, 15 April 2024, Charlie Winckless | Thomas Lintemuth | Dale Koeppen

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN, 12 September 2023, Jonathan Forest | Naresh Singh | Andrew Lerner | Karen Brown

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

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