Secure Access Service Edge “SASE” is a Gartner model for streamlining network access, improving security, boosting network performance, and reducing the number of vendors and devices IT pros have to deal with.
SASE combines software-defined wide area networking “SD-WAN” capabilities with security and delivers them as a single service solution. SASE focuses on bringing security services closer to users and granting them the appropriate level of access based on their risk level at that moment and because it’s a cloud service, it can be readily scaled up and scaled-down based on usage.
With SASE, IT pros have fewer responsibilities related to deployment, monitoring, and maintenance.
What problems does SASE solve?
Many organizations have a complicated network infrastructure: distributed sites, cumbersome legacy security infrastructure, remote users, and too many endpoints to manage. The operational complexity of these elements creates significant management and maintenance challenges for IT teams.
With a SASE model, end users have the same access experience regardless of where they are located. SASE also simplifies the authentication process by applying appropriate policies for whatever resources the user seeks based on a single sign-in.
Security is increased because cohesive policies are always enforced regardless of where users are located. As new threats arise, the service provider addresses how to protect against them, with no new hardware requirements for the organization.
Extra resources can be allocated to accommodate peak demand, then scaled down when demand decreases. By eliminating traffic bottlenecks, businesses no longer need to choose between security and accessibility, making the end-user experience seamless and reducing risk.
How SASE services work?
SASE delivers networking and security together as one cohesive service that addresses an organization’s network access and security management challenges. IT teams can use all points of connection on the network to see, automate, and protect against malicious activity instead of being restricted to performing these tasks in a data center gateway or at the physical network layer.
These capabilities empower the network to be threat-aware and able to detect threats and stop them from gaining a foothold in the network, all in real-time. As a result, safeguarding users, applications, and infrastructure becomes easier.
What are the benefits of SASE?
A SASE architecture helps evolve today’s corporate networks with the following benefits:
- Improved security – SASE delivers enhanced security that’s easy to deploy and manage. Policy-based configurations reduce human errors to provide enhanced end-to-end security across the organization.
- Greater operational agility – With a reduction in complexity, the existing resources can do more and see farther with one single pane of glass view for all system administrators.
- Ease of deployment – The focus is on the direct connection from the client device to the cloud while enhancing the user experience.
How to adopt SASE?
SASE will allow companies to respond faster to disruptions and minimize their impact on the organization. In addition, SASE will allow companies to be better positioned to take advantage of new technologies, such as edge computing, 5G, and mobile AI. Let our team of expert engineers create a custom SASE solution that fits your organization’s needs.