Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the secure access service edge (SASE) market.


Today’s enterprise networks are incredibly complex and maintaining their security can pose significant challenges. Secure access service edge (SASE) unifies networking and security services into a cloud-delivered service to provide improved access and security to organisations and users. However, choosing the right solution can be difficult – there is no one size fits all solution.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated SASE vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:


Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: Netskope CASB

Overview: Ensures that all data, is subject to the visibility and control required by the organisation, while simultaneously preserving employee privacy across personal applications.

Cato Networks

Average Rating: 8.8

Top Comparison: VMware SD-WAN

Overview: Connects branch locations, physical and cloud datacentres, and mobile users into a secure and optimised global network in the cloud.

Cisco Umbrella

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: Zscaler Internet Access

Overview: Provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organisations and businesses of all sizes.

McAfee MVISION Cloud

Average Rating: 7.8

Top Comparison: Netskope CASB

Overview: Leverage a single cross-cloud platform to gain visibility into cloud usage and risks, meet compliance requirements, enforce security policies, and detect and respond to potential threats.

Netskope CASB

Average Rating: 8.4

Top Comparison: Zscaler Internet Access

Overview: IT can direct usage, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real-time, on any device, including native apps on mobile devices and whether on-premises or remote.

Perimeter 81

Average Rating: 10

Top Comparison: Zscaler Private Access

Overview: A Zero Trust Network as a Service that helps to secure network, cloud, and application access, and protect valuable resources.

Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: Zscaler Private Access

Overview: Provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security businesses require – and delivers it everywhere they need it.

Symantec CloudSOC CASB

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: Microsoft Cloud App Security

Overview:  Enables companies to confidently leverage cloud applications and services while staying safe, secure, and compliant.

Versa FlexVNF

Average Rating: 8.3

Top Comparison: Cisco SD-WAN

Overview: A multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation.


Average Rating: 8.1

Top Comparison: Cisco SD-WAN

Overview: Leverages cloud-hosting to simplify deployment and management of network devices and employs traffic steering to applications in the data centre and the cloud.

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