Dell’Oro Group Predicts SASE Market to Hit $16B+ by 2028

Dell’Oro Group published new data regarding the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market, which it projects to grow by a 12 percent CAGR to $16 billion (2028). This change, it noted, was due to rising demand for integrated networking and security solutions that are tailored for the hybrid work environment.

Particularly noteworthy in the Market Research Reports on SASE & SD-WAN & SSE is the single-vendor SASE segment, which is expected to have a 17 percent CAGR, representing a more significant portion of the overall SASE market than multi-vendor SASE solutions. This, it noted, would reflect shifts in enterprise preference toward streamlined, “one-stop” solutions that align with the market’s growing emphasis on efficiency and integrated security.

“The SASE market is not just growing; it’s transforming how enterprises approach their network and security architecture,” said Dell’Oro Group Senior Director, Enterprise Security and Networking, Mauricio Sanchez. “As businesses adapt to the new normal of hybrid work and distributed applications, integrating networking and security into a cohesive, cloud-native solution becomes paramount. SASE is not a trend; it’s the future of enterprise connectivity and security. Looking at the numbers, it’s clear that SASE is becoming a cornerstone of modern enterprise infrastructure. With a projected market size of over $16 B by 2028, we are witnessing a paradigm shift. Organizations are rapidly moving away from traditional models to embrace SASE’s efficiency, scalability and security.”

Additional highlights included:

  • The SSE market projected to hit $10 billion (2028).
  • The SD-WAN market set to exceed $6 billion (2028), influenced by the shift towards SD-WAN-optimized solutions instead of traditional access router solutions.
  • The single-vendor SASE market forecasted to outperform multi-vendor SASE, with a CAGR of 17 percent, compared to 9 percent.
  • A predicted decrease in access router revenue, from $2 billion (2023) to less than $1 billion (2028) as a result of the transition towards SD-WAN solutions.

The report is available here.