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INDUSTRY GUIDE

THE ROLE OF DPI IN SASE EVOLUTION

An Industry Guide by SDxCentral

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a model for delivering integrated enterprise networking and security as a cloud service. It resonates strongly with enterprises, and demand is high. In response, vendors are pursuing partnerships and acquisitions at a rapid pace to complete their SASE offers. They are also exploring new ways to use the Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technologies at the heart of individual SASE components as a foundational technology for a fully integrated SASE solution. This includes a service-based use of DPI to deliver application awareness, traffic visibility, and contextual data as required across all SASE functions.

This industry guide covers:

  • The current state of the SASE market
  • SASE architecture, the challenges of SASE, and the role of traffic classification
  • DPI deployment and sourcing options