Unlocking the Economic Benefits of SASE

Jan 25, 2024
3 minutes

In the rapidly evolving landscape of enterprise technology, the adoption of cutting-edge solutions, like secure access service edge (SASE), is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Palo Alto Networks Prisma SASE stands out as a transformative solution, blending networking and security capabilities into a unified, cloud-delivered service. But, as with any significant IT investment, understanding its return on investment (ROI) is crucial, especially in a challenging business environment where every dollar counts.

The Prisma SASE Difference

Prisma SASE represents a seismic shift in how enterprises approach network security. By converging network security, SD-WAN, and Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) in the cloud, Prisma SASE offers a comprehensive solution for all applications, irrespective of user location. This unified approach not only streamlines operations but also results in significant cost savings – a crucial factor for businesses scrutinizing every aspect of their IT spending.

The Financial Impact of Prisma SASE

To quantify Prisma SASE's potential economic impact, Palo Alto Networks commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a 2023 Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study. The study, involving in-depth interviews with various Prisma SASE customers, paints a compelling picture of its financial benefits:

  • Efficiency Gains for IT and Security Teams: Organizations reported a significant reduction in the time spent managing security incidents, thanks to Prisma SASE's automation and improved visibility. This translated into substantial efficiency gains of 75%.
  • Enhanced End-User Productivity: With a more reliable and effective security platform, disruptions and downtime are minimized, ensuring a seamless workflow for end users, particularly those working remotely.
  • Reduced Costs on Security Tools: Prisma SASE eliminates the need for multiple disparate security tools, leading to substantial savings in both acquisition and operational costs.
  • Operational Efficiency for Remote Worker Technology: Centralized management and automated updates, provided by Prisma SASE, free up IT resources, allowing them to focus on strategic initiatives rather than maintenance.
  • WAN Hardware and Connectivity Cost Reduction: Organizations leveraging Prisma SASE for SD-WAN connectivity reported significant savings over traditional WAN solutions, making it an economically viable alternative.

Calculating Your ROI

The TEI study reveals that the composite organization, an enterprise with 50,000 employees and $7 billion in annual revenue, achieved an ROI of 107% over 3 years with Prisma SASE, and a 50% decreased likelihood of a data breach. This figure is backed in addition to a net present value of $9.5 million over 3 years.

Prisma SASE isn’t just a technological advancement; it's a financially sound investment. By adopting Prisma SASE, enterprises can expect not only enhanced security and operational efficiency but also significant financial returns, making it a cornerstone for future-proofing IT infrastructure in today’s digital landscape. Read the full Forrester Consulting TEI study to learn about the cost savings and benefits of SASE.


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