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What’s the difference between SD-WAN and SASE?

SASE brings together SD-WAN and security in the cloud to help you create a high-performing environment that’s protected at the network, application and device layers. You choose what features and services best suit your unique needs and we can design, build and manage everything for you.

A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is a virtually configured service that connects data centres to branches and to the cloud. It’s an integral component of the SASE architecture.

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SASE delivers converged network and security as service capabilities, including:

  • SD-WAN
  • Secure Web Gateway (SWG)
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
  • Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
  • Zero trust network access (ZTNA)

SASE supports branch office, remote-working and on-premises secure access use cases.

It’s primarily delivered as a service, enabling zero trust access based on the device’s identity or entity, combined with real-time context plus security and compliance policies.

Key Features

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End-to-end security

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Choice of license packages

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Optimised for cloud and Vodafone Business “always-on” connectivity

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Easy to deploy

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Managed or co-managed service

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Customer benefits

Business Agility

SASE dynamically adjust to users or devices and context, with the agile network responding to real-time demand.


Globally distributed Super SASE points of presence enforces security close to your locations and users, with low latency connectivity to the cloud.


You have visibility and control of applications, paths and network key performance data in real-time.


It’s simple to deploy and maintain, with zero-touch deployment and centralised management.

Easy to connect

You can connect between branches and regions across the globe.

Best-of-breed partnerships

We partner with market-leading vendors – like VMware, Zscaler, and Palo Alto – to offer solutions that seamlessly integrate with our underlay connectivity and give you a secure, agile and scalable solution.

You can choose from a single-vendor solution or a multi-vendor capability. And we can help you reduce complexity even further by providing it as a managed service.

Why choose Vodafone Business?

Our range of access networks is available in 192 countries using our enhanced internet backbone, reducing the number of hops and providing resilience.

Customer Service

We design, build and manage the end-to-end service, with flexible pricing so you only pay for what you use.

Tailored to you

Scale and agility to deliver secure traffic and prioritisation based on your specific needs, adapting as your business evolves.

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