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January 16, 2024

Navigating the World of SASE SD-WAN: When It's Not the Right Fit

In recent years, SASE SD-WAN (Secure Access Service Edge Software-Defined Wide Area Network) has emerged as a beacon of efficiency and security. However, it's important for you to remember that not every solution fits all scenarios. Let’s talk about the types of companies for whom SASE SD-WAN might not be the ideal choice.

Small business our startups with one office

Firstly, if you are a small business or a startup with limited networking needs and tight budgets, you might find SASE SD-WAN to be an overreach. This technology shines in complex networks with high demands for security and performance. For a small company with a handful of employees and simple cloud usage, the costs and complexity of SASE SD-WAN could be unnecessary.

Centralized network infrastructure

Secondly, if your company has a highly centralized network infrastructure, you might not see the full benefits of SASE SD-WAN. If your team operates primarily out of a single location, with minimal remote work or cloud-based applications, the distributed nature of SASE SD-WAN, designed to optimize and secure dispersed network traffic, may not align well with your needs.

Specialized network configurations

Additionally, if you are from an industry that requires extremely specialized network configurations, which might be regulated by stringent compliance and privacy laws, you might find SASE SD-WAN limiting. Although SASE SD-WAN offers impressive security features, some highly specialized sectors might need customized network solutions that are beyond the scope of what SASE SD-WAN can provide.

Scared to embrace the cloud

Lastly, if you are hesitant to embrace cloud technology might struggle with SASE SD-WAN, as it is inherently cloud-centric. If your organization prefers keeping data and applications on-premises due to policy or comfort levels with traditional IT infrastructure, transitioning to a SASE SD-WAN setup could pose significant challenges.

Written by:
Henk Jelt Hoving
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