Today, Palo Alto Networks was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust Edge Solutions, Q3 2023. Zero Trust edge (ZTE) architecture delivers networking and security functions as a service, otherwise known as a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). We view our placement in this inaugural report as a recognition of our comprehensive strategy and the proven effectiveness of our solution as the most advanced ZTE solution on the market.
Conventional and fragmented security and networking solutions have struggled to keep up with the demands of modern enterprises. The transition to a hybrid workforce and distributed operations, coupled with the rapid growth of applications and data in the cloud, has accelerated the adoption of ZTE as a holistic solution that helps organizations consolidate their networking and security infrastructures.
At Palo Alto Networks, we are pushing the boundaries of innovation and delivering a comprehensive ZTE solution with our Prisma SASE offering. Prisma SASE delivers superior and cloud-delivered ZTNA 2.0 security, an exceptional network with next-gen SD-WAN, and AI-powered IT operations that drive transformational outcomes for our customers.
In The Zero Trust Edge Solutions Landscape, Q2 2023 report, Forrester defines ZTE as “a solution that combines security and networking functionalities – such as software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), cloud access security broker (CASB), Zero Trust network access (ZTNA), and secure web gateway (SWG) – that a single vendor can deliver and support in any combination of cloud, software or hardware components.”
With Prisma SASE, we deliver all of these capabilities in a single solution with unified management, data and consistent policy constructs. This provides a secure way for users to access applications and data from anywhere, on any device, while enabling organizations to protect their data and applications in the cloud, at the edge, and in the data center.
The Forrester WaveTM evaluation states that: “[Palo Alto Networks’] outstanding strategy aligns strongly to ZTE and features AI and AIOps to increase detection and decrease the chance of misconfiguration. While its peers have digital experience management on their forward roadmaps, Palo Alto Networks delivers it now.” The report also notes that “The vendor has strong ZTNA capabilities and recently refactored its SWG to include an AI inspection layer.” Our capabilities empower organizations to not only strengthen their security posture but also deliver exceptional user experiences, and automate manual and reactive IT operations.
We are humbled and thrilled to be recognized as a leader in the inaugural Forrester WaveTM for Zero Trust Edge Solutions. We see this achievement as a testament to our unwavering commitment to our customers' security and networking needs by delivering cutting-edge innovation. More than that, to us, it is a recognition of the inspirational successes that our customers achieve every day.