In parallel with its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) selection program, the company wanted to evaluate the possibility of migrating from its current security stack to a more modern and aligned security portfolio in the cloud.
It asked ISG to help it shape and deliver an accurate vision of what the future of security would look like for networking. ISG focused on the secure-access service edge (SASE) architecture. We delivered technical and strategic insights on how best to source and implement this transformational technology.
Imagining IT Differently
ISG started by conducting alignment sessions with the relevant stakeholders and subject matter experts within the company. Using those alignment sessions, ISG focused on delivering technical workshops to best fit the technologies with core business use cases.
In the end, ISG delivered a full market scope of existing SASE solutions and capabilities, while counseling the company on how to best source and deliver this key technology. We addressed both build and run phases in a federated and complex governance model.
Future Made Possible
- The company learned that the technical solution would be of great value to its business if it could implement it homogeneously across all entities.
- It gained an improved understanding of the SASE technological stacks and tools commonly used in equivalent security transformation projects.
- ISG guided the company throughout the whole process, from providing technical expertise and considering strategy to providing a clear overview of market capabilities regarding SASE and how best to source it considering the company’s own business use cases.
- The company achieved a defined business case for the SASE migration with ISG’s expert guidance.