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Mr. Vu Anh Tien

Mr. Vu Anh Tien
Industry Principal - Cybersecurity, Frost & Sullivan



Anh Tien is the industry principal at the Cybersecurity team at Frost & Sullivan, a leading global technology-centric market research and growth consulting company. He is now based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he leads the research firm’s cybersecurity research activities across Asia Pacific region. He has more than 10 years of working experience in the cybersecurity research and consulting industries, with the strong focus on:

  • Market Intelligence: In-depth industry research, analysing security market landscape, market size and trends
  • Growth consulting: Strategic planning, GTM strategy assessment, partner segmentation & recruitment
  • Technology and channel ecosystem advisor

Apart from that, Anh Tien has strong expertise and knowledge in cybersecurity, cloud computing, channel ecosystem. He has been certified for SASE expert Level 2 by Cato Networks, Certified Cloud Practitioner by AWS, and has the CCSK V.4 by Cloud Security Alliance. He has also completed the Cybersecurity for Business and Risk Management course by the Singapore Management University (SMU).


SASE for Remove Working – Adoption Trends and Recommendations


With the acceleration of digital initiatives, cloud adoption, and workforce mobility, the traditional approach of enabling access and backhauling traffic to one single data center location can no longer meet the fast-changing business needs of today’s digital world. Nowadays, users, applications, data, and workloads are everywhere. To optimize business continuity and address evolving security challenges, organizations need to transform their networking and security architecture to allow secure access and optimal connectivity for users, devices, and applications. The transformation helps reduce or eliminate their dependence on traditional WAN and appliance-based security architecture for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), better performance, and user experience. 

However, there is a lot of confusion and misconception around SASE among organizations. A small study done by Frost & Sullivan showed that, majority of customers are still confused and do not have full understanding about SASE. 36% of them indicated that SASE is just another term for Cloud-delivered security services, while only 19% of them have better understanding about SASE that SASE is a cloud-based architecture that offer network and security services to protect users, applications and data regardless of locations. 

Because of this misconception, many of them believed they have been using SASE and are planning to use SASE in the next few years. Though this may not be a full SASE model, it also indicates that organizations in APAC are willing to use SASE concept and are ready to transition to this brand new architecture.