About Us

We are the Experts in SASE and SD-WAN design, sourcing, and implementation.

SASE-Experts, is the SASE and SD-WAN advisor to enterprises. For more than a decade, SASE Experts (previously SASE Experts) has helped organizations, large and small, improve their security and network manageability, by consulting on the selection and implementation of SASE and SD-WAN technologies. 

Unlike VARs, we base recommendations 100 percent on enterprise requirements. We provide objective insight into vendor and service selection and network design. Through our unique process, we help you identify your particular needs. Then, we advocate for you to ensure that your company gets the best solution at the lowest cost from the best vendor or service provider.  Then we managed the implementation. With best of breed relationships and experience thoroughly vetting networking technology solutions, we can save you immeasurable amounts of time, energy and money. 

Hybrid WAN
Evaluation and Assessment
POC Management and Deployment

Steve Garson

Founder & CEO

Meet Steve Garson 
In 2007, I started SASE Experts, then called MPLS Experts, to help US companies build their networks into China and the Asia Pacific. Much has changed in the way companies design their networks since those first deployments. Frame Relay is no longer, and MPLS then gave way to SD-WAN, ast we became the leading specialists in the procurement and roll-out of SD-WANs. And now, with the development of SASE, we are now SASE Experts. Over the years, my firm has become recognized as the industry experts in the field of SASE and SD-WAN by global enterprises. As independent consultants, my partner and I personally meet with the leading companies in the SASE industry to learn their road-maps. By managing the RFP process repeatedly, we have insight that is hard to obtain. Your enterprise can leverage our expertise. You can learn more about our insights into SASE and SD-WAN on our blog and column, “Ask the WAN Expert,” on Network World.

Arnold Monterroso


Meet Arnold Monterroso

With over 25 years of wide area network infrastructure experience, Arnold has proven that the customer always comes first.  Taking ownership and accountability of their mission-critical projects, he ensures that every endeavor is executed seamlessly and with utmost precision.
His dedication to delivering tangible results has fostered lasting partnerships with clients around the world.

Samie Hashemi


Meet Samie Hashemi
Samie is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at WAN Experts, bringing over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity to his current role. His rich professional background includes impactful positions at Lumen Technologies, where he served as Chief Security Solutions Architect and Director of Information Security. Samie’s expertise spans across various sectors, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Media, and Healthcare, where he has led numerous cybersecurity transformation projects.

At WAN Experts, his approach blends this extensive industry experience with a deep understanding of both technical and business strategies. Focused on aligning security practices with business objectives, Samie effectively manages risks and fosters a strong culture of security awareness. His pragmatic and future-oriented leadership ensures that WAN Experts customers are not only equipped to tackle current security challenges but also prepared for emerging threats, making his two decades of experience invaluable in the dynamic field of cybersecurity

Murthy Murugan

Cloud Network and Security Architecture/ Engineering

Meet Murthy Murugan
Murthy has over 20+ years of experience in the network and cloud architecture, deployment and operations of advanced cloud networking, cloud and network security including SASE, SD-WAN and cloud native application and data security services. Murthy oversees all of WAN Expert’s cloud network transformation solutions covering core practice areas: Cloud Native Application Security, Enterprise and Cloud Networking, Cloud Infrastructure and Datacenters. Murthy worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as Raytheon, Microsoft, GE, LabCorp and Wipro. He graduated from University of Madras with Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications.

Keith Mangene

Senior Engineer

Meet Keith Mangene
Keith has 20 years of experience that includes managing a 500+ site MPLS network with Cisco WAAS, WLC, routers and switches. He has worked as a Senior Consultant for British Telecom International Network Services and IBM Global Services. Keith is a master problem solver and architect with a deep Cisco knowledge. 

Jose Santiago

Senior Engineer

Meet Jose Santiago
Jose Santiago, Senior Engineer Dynamic IT professional with 25+ years of deep system engineering experience. Specializes in enterprise architecture and technical support for large to small customers. Possesses a balance of technical aptitude and business acumen by partnering with business in developing creative solutions to complex IT challenges. Solutions are focused on strategic business growth, cost containment and positioning IT as a growth enabler within the business. Devoted to repeat customer successes by understanding business objectives and delivering professional values built upon honesty, integrity, teamwork, and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

Specialties: Virtualization, Storage, Wireless Networking, Network Infrastructure, Endpoint Protection, Security, Disaster Recovery, WAN/LAN, Solutions Architecture, Infrastructure Assessments, Datacenter Operations… to name a few.