This week, Masergy announced that they are joining the SASE space. Their offering is a combination of their Fortinet SD-WAN box aligned with Unified Threat Detection and Response and their proprietary AI networking components. SASE as a category is less than a year old. The term, coined by Gartner is an acronym for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). The ultimate goal of this technology addresses the continuing convergence of traditional network services and security. One former executive is quoted as saying, “You can’t have a network discussion without having a security discussion.”
What makes Masergy’s approach unique is their industry leading SLAs and their approach as a Managed Services Provider. “Managed SD-WAN Secure portfolio is another leap forward in allowing companies to better control their destiny as they modernise their IT infrastructures,” said Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO. Ultimately, Masergy (a visionary in Gartners Networking Quadrant) anticipates fully autonomous networking.