Forrester Total Economic ImpactTM Study Attributed 113% ROI for Aryaka SD-WAN & SASE Services

Forrester Total Economic Impact

Businesses’ desire for efficiency is the key motivating factor encouraging the adoption of innovative technologies. Recently, I read the stat that said two thirds of businesses cite the need to increase efficiency and productivity as a primary driver and one third highlighted cost savings. But what if you can get both?

SASE has been this promise that can help accomplish both. It reduces the total cost of ownership by integrated technology for network (SDWAN) and security (SSE). But how exactly does SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) work? Where do you start, and does it require additional budget?

In a Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Aryaka with multiple Aryaka customers, Forrester examined the financial and operational impact associated with implementing Aryaka managed solutions including SD-WAN, last-mile access, middle-mile access and managed SASE.

Even for us, the results were substantial.

As a composite, the four businesses studied experienced the following key outcomes (among many others):

  • Payback on their initial investment in <6 months
  • 113% ROI and $2.48M in net present value over 3 years
  • 45% reduction in effort from NetOps to manage WAN services
  • $4.67M in total benefits (present value)

These positive impacts are attributable to a variety of factors including operational efficiency improvement, uptime improvement, sunset of existing multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), scaling acceleration with less effort, and more.

Overall, this study indicates that the rewards from adopting SD-WAN and SASE may be greater and far more within reach than many realize, when supported by the correct partner.

“Aryaka gives us an all-encompassing solution, with their own network, PoPs, managed services, SASE, etc. The other vendors had excellent technology, but they were just selling boxes.”
– Technical architect, transportation

Adoption of a SASE architecture is not an overnight undertaking. The process of converging networking with security, in an as-a-service model, requires incremental steps and deep collaboration across networking and security teams within a given organization, and with external SASE providers.

Part of what makes Aryaka’s SD-WAN and SASE offering so impactful is that it’s offered as a unified service. There is no shortage of vendors selling boxes and stitched-together options out there when it comes to SASE, but a measurable advantage can be found in our unified, all-in-one approach.

The simplicity of use with single-pane-of-glass visibility – from one singular provider – across your network and security infrastructure is a true game-changer. This unlocks substantially more time and productivity from your internal team, while making your network and business substantially more efficient.

You can find the full Forrester TEI study here

About the author

Renuka Nadkarni
Renuka Nadkarni is a security veteran with 20 years of experience building new businesses startups or new businesses at large, publicly traded companies. Before joining Aryaka, she held CTO, Security position at F5 Inc. where she was instrumental in driving F5’s foray into the security market. Previously, she has held various positions and built cutting-edge cloud and security products and launching new businesses at F5, VMware, Infoblox and launching startups. She holds an MS in Electric Engineering from the University of Houston and a BS in Electric Engineering from the University of Mumbai.