Forrester Study Reveals SASE-related Impact on Data Security

Mar 05, 2024
2 minutes

In today’s dynamic landscape of ever-expanding SaaS applications and data utilization, staying ahead of security threats is paramount for modern enterprises. The 2024 Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study, commissioned by Palo Alto Networks, sheds light on the transformative impact of next-generation cloud access security brokers (NG-CASB) integrated into Prisma Access, empowering data security administrators with critical insights and capabilities.

Enhancing Security and Visibility

By seamlessly integrating NG-CASB into Prisma Access, Palo Alto Networks addresses the escalating challenges faced by enterprises in safeguarding diverse SaaS applications. Acting as a vital intermediary, NG-CASB enables real-time monitoring and regulation of traffic between cloud applications and user devices, ensuring proactive threat detection and mitigation.

Boosting Operational Efficiency and Risk Reduction

The Forrester study found that adding NG-CASB resulted in a 75% improvement in tool management efficiency and a 50% reduction in the likelihood of data breaches. These statistics for a composite organization representative of interviewed customers underscore tangible benefits in terms of operational streamlining and risk mitigation.

Driving Investments with Strategic Insights

Organizations adopting Prisma Access and NG-CASB cite compelling reasons driving their decision:

  • Addressing Security Gaps: Legacy solutions often fall short in tackling evolving threats, such as Generative AI. NG-CASB provides real-time Threat Detection and response, as highlighted by industry testimonials.
  • Tackling Data Inaccuracy and Operational Inefficiency: Manual processes of previous systems resulted in inefficiencies and errors. NG-CASB automates and streamlines these processes, enhancing accuracy and operational effectiveness.
  • Ensuring Compliance Maintenance: The solution's effectiveness in adhering to evolving regulatory standards emerges as a crucial factor for enterprises.

Key Outcomes from the Forrester Study

The study presents several key outcomes for organizations leveraging Prisma Access and NG-CASB:

  • Operational Efficiency: Time savings and increased efficiency in managing cloud applications and understanding application usage patterns.
  • Risk Reduction: Enhanced control over organizational data and cloud environments leading to visible risk mitigation.
  • Compliance and Security: Improved compliance with data protection regulations and overall bolstered security posture.

Embracing NG-CASB in Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks represents a holistic approach to navigating the complexities of SaaS and data challenges confronting modern enterprises. This integration not only fortifies data security but also augments operational efficiency and compliance adherence, ensuring a resilient foundation for organizational success in today's digital landscape.

For a detailed understanding of all benefits, read the full Forrester Consulting TEI study on Prisma SASE.


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