The purpose of this research is to learn important information about the use of Software-defined Networking in a Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Zero Trust Architectures. Sponsored by Aruba, Ponemon Institute surveyed 1,826 security and networking practitioners in North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific and LATAM. In the context of this research, these technologies are defined as follows.
- SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a Wide Area Network (WAN) by decoupling the networking hardware from its control mechanism and virtualizing transport services.
- SASE and Zero Trust are security architectures used to implement security controls.