Understand SASE ROI for Network Security Transformation

In the fast-paced world of enterprise technology, staying ahead of the curve is not just an option. It’s imperative. With the rise of hybrid work models and increased cloud adoption, businesses are seeking simpler, unified solutions to address their networking and security needs. Enter secure access service edge (SASE), a revolutionary approach that converges networking, security and operations into one, cloud-based platform.

At the forefront of this innovation is Palo Alto Networks Prisma SASE, offering a comprehensive solution that streamlines operations, enhances security and delivers substantial cost savings. But, for businesses considering this transformative technology, understanding the return on investment (ROI) from the right solution is paramount.

The Financial Decision

There are many SASE solutions available to choose from. Some leaders may think their network is too complicated to transition to SASE or may cost too much. However, when looking at an investment into SASE solutions, there are a few ways leaders can look at it:

  1. I want a solution that pays for itself. The initial cost may be significant, but will the ROI offset that in the future?
  2. I want to keep costs flat. Maintain the run-rate flat while keeping up with technology to protect users and assets.
  3. Rebalancing the risk-benefit. How much can I spend to offset the risk of a breach or business disruption?

However you choose, it is important to ask this question: Will that new technology help fill the security gaps and mitigate the risk?

The Prisma SASE Difference

Prisma SASE represents a paradigm shift in network security, offering a unified approach to address the complexities of modern IT infrastructures. Prisma SASE simplifies operations and drives significant cost efficiencies by consolidating internet security, secure remote user access, SD-WAN, cloud access security broker (CASB) and Autonomous Digital Experience Management(ADEM) into a single cloud-delivered service.

Quantifying the Financial Impact

To provide insights into the economic benefits of Prisma SASE, Palo Alto Networks commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study. The December 2023 study, based on in-depth interviews with Prisma SASE customers, revealed compelling financial outcomes. For example, a composite organization representative of interviewed customers achieved a 75% efficiency gain in time spent managing security incidents, thanks to Prisma SASE’s automation and improved visibility.

Calculations of Prisma SASE benefits in a three-year span.

Forrester Consulting TEI of Prisma SASE Three-Year Benefit Savings

According to the TEI study, the composite organization with 50,000 employees and $7 billion in annual revenue achieved an ROI of 107% over 3 years with Prisma SASE. There was also a 50% decreased likelihood of a data breach. This figure is backed by a net present value of $9.49 million over 3 years.

Transform Your Network Security & Operations

Agility and speed are critical to business success; productive users are able to work better and faster. Prisma SASE’s unique architecture avoids end-user disruption with a high-performing cloud network and consistent access to security policy.

By embracing SASE, enterprises can enhance security, streamline operations, and drive significant ROI, making it a cornerstone for future-proofing IT infrastructure. Prisma SASE offers financial stability and assurance for organizations of any size.

Transform your network security and operations while achieving substantial financial returns. Visit the Forrester Consulting TEI study to explore the cost savings and benefits of SASE and discover how Prisma SASE can empower your organization in today’s digital landscape. Find out what your potential Prisma SASE ROI is with the dynamic calculator.

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