Verizon Business followed rival AT&T in rolling out a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution for enterprises, opting for a multi-vendor approach that combines SD-WAN and network security capabilities in a single managed service.
Vincent Lee, director of product management at Verizon Enterprise Solutions told Fierce the offering is Verizon’s “first official standardized SASE service” and incorporates technology from Versa Networks and Zscaler alongside the operator’s software-defined perimeter service. It plans to add additional technology partners “in the short-term.”
Lee explained Verizon initially went with a multi-vendor approach after finding “our enterprise customers are looking to leverage existing technologies they have in place, or have requirements that single vendor solutions don’t currently meet.” Still, it is working to bring a single-vendor option to market, he said.
“With this package, we now have a strong base reference with the ability to modify the package to suit individual needs,” Lee said. “More than ever, customers are looking for scalable, managed solutions that can be adapted to meet their changing requirements.”
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