target audience: TECH BUYER Publication date: Nov 2023 - Document type: IDC MarketScape - Doc Document number: # US49437022
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed SD-WAN/SASE Services 2023 Vendor Assessment
This IDC study presents an assessment of 13 managed service providers that provide SD-WAN and SASE managed services on a global basis. The assessment is based on their current capabilities and strategies for delivering SD-WAN/SASE managed services. This is the third comprehensive analysis by IDC on this rapidly growing market, and it provides insights to enterprises deciding on the adoption of SD-WAN and SASE managed services for branch applications and improved cloud connectivity.
"The transformation of the software-defined architecture toward an integrated networking and security framework is a positive development for enterprises as they navigate the journey toward network transformation. It, however, entails challenges as networking and security services were decided by separate organizations and decision makers. The choice of the managed service provider will be critical to guiding enterprises on their choice of networking and security services, ensuring a successful implementation outcome, and providing a road map for innovation by incorporating latest AI technologies and cloud consumption commercial models." — Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, Worldwide Telecommunications