What is SASE?
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), pronounced “sassy,” is a cloud-based architecture that delivers network and security services meant to protect users, applications, and data. This term was coined by Gartner in 2019 and has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the top aspirational security concepts of the current decade so far. Given that many users and applications no longer live and operate on a corporate network, access and security measures can’t depend on conventional hardware appliances in the corporate datacenter.
SASE promises to deliver the necessary networking and security capabilities in the form of cloud-delivered services. Done properly, a SASE model eliminates perimeter-based appliances and legacy solutions. Instead of delivering the traffic to an appliance for security, users connect to the SASE cloud service to safely access and use web services, applications, and data with the consistent enforcement of security policy.
Securing Remote Workers
Safely enable direct-to-net communications, while securing remote workers accessing managed and unmanaged apps, cloud services, websites, as well as private applications in public clouds and data centers. Create a secure, cloud-first environment, reducing the need to backhaul traffic or rely on legacy VPNs that introduce unnecessary costs, complexity, and latency.