2024 Security Service Edge Report [HPE]

Hybrid work is the new reality for many businesses, but it also poses new challenges for cybersecurity. CISOs and security architects need to rethink how they protect their critical resources from cyber threats, as they have to deal with a diverse and distributed workforce, a multitude of applications, and a complex network environment. Traditional access solutions are no longer adequate for this dynamic and demanding scenario.

This is why more and more security leaders are turning to Security Service Edge (SSE) services to enable secure, unified access for the modern business. SSE platforms are the next generation of enterprise access solutions, as they integrate ZTNA, SWG, CASB, and DEM technologies into a single cloud-based service. With SSE, any user can access any application from any location, with optimal performance and security.

The 2024 Security Service Edge Adoption Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the SSE market’s current state and future trends, based on a survey of 631 cybersecurity professionals. The report reveals how SSE is transforming the way businesses secure their hybrid work environments, as well as the key drivers and benefits of adopting SSE.

Key findings from the report include:

• 94% stated their workforce is primarily hybrid or fully remote

• 59% say that adopting a SASE strategy is highly important to their business

• 57% of organizations plan to start their SASE strategy with a Security Service Edge (SSE) platform

• 69% of businesses want to adopt a Security Service Edge (SSE) platform within the next 24 months

• 44% plan to begin SSE implementation with Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) deployment

We are grateful to HPE Aruba Networking for their valuable collaboration on this report. Their expertise in SASE, SSE, and Zero Trust has enriched our research and findings.

We hope this report will serve as a useful guide for IT and cybersecurity professionals on your path towards SSE.

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