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Gartner Offers Insights on Migrating to SASE

Analyst Nat Smith on the Need for Reorganization
Nat Smith, senior director and security analyst, Gartner

As organizations prepare a plan for migrating to the Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, model, they need to carefully assess the need for reorganization, says Nat Smith, senior director, security analyst at Gartner, which coined the SASE term.

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"Organizations aren't necessarily aligned for SASE, and there's going to [need to be] some political reorganization and re-scoping of what are the responsibilities within both … the networking side of thing … and security side of things," Smith says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group offering an analysis of Gartner's report offering a strategic road map for SASE, Smith offers insights on

  • Factors driving adoption of the SASE model;
  • Creating a migration for SASE adoption;
  • How SD Wan, Secure Gateway and ZTNA are being considered as part of the SASE model.

Smith is a senior director security analyst in the technology and service provider division of Gartner, researching emerging technology and trends. He has more than 20 years of experience in product leadership positions with security, networking, and communications vendors, including AT&T, Fortinet, Intel, McAfee, Palm, Riverbed, Symantec, and T-Mobile.

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Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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