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Perspectives: Gartner’s Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence

By Kevin Sheu  |  June 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM  | 
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Gartner recently published the 2021 Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence, outlining the migration to a Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) architecture. In it, the document acknowledges that the transition to a complete SASE model will take time. Beyond the practical challenges that come with refresh cycles, staff expertise, and the maturity of SASE offerings to truly harness the collective power of a converged architecture; it reflects a broader point of guidance: teams need to develop a three- to five-year roadmap for SASE. That guidance coincides with a period when organizations are beginning to plan for their future after one of the most disruptive global periods in recent history.

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The Importance of Uptime and Performance in Cloud Security

By Jacob Serpa  |  April 20, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Imagine that you just purchased a brand new car featuring all of the latest bells and whistles. You're excited to take advantage of speed camera detection and try out the heated seat backs and armrests. Unfortunately, when you go to turn your car on, nothing happens. If the vehicle doesn't work, then what's the point of having it and all of its exciting features? Ideally, you want something that provides the latest bells and whistles but also performs as promised whenever you want. This is equally true for cloud security solutions. 

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Do CASBs and Cloud SWGs Compete?

By Bitglass  |  March 17, 2021 at 4:37 AM  | 

Full_Logo_Raster.pngI'm frequently asked whether Secure Web Gateways (SWGs) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) compete. After all, they're both proxies, they both offer data & threat protection, they're both cloud-based (some SWGs), and both are gradually replacing firewalls in a lot of enterprise environments. Sounds similar, so they must be competitive, right? Actually, they serve as complements for two very different use cases. 

As cloud-based SWG vendors add more capabilities, they are starting to look more and more promising as a direct replacement for a firewall. By that, I mean that for the same use case (network/perimeter protection), you can use either a firewall or cloud-SWG - they are simply delivering network security services via the cloud (in Bitglass’ case, our SmartEdge SWG is a bit different and deploys locally on each user’s device - but you can read more about that approach and its benefits here). 

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How to Quickly Integrate your SD-WAN with Bitglass

By Amit Singh  |  March 9, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As the only SASE platform built on a Polyscale public cloud architecture, Bitglass leverages AWS Transit Gateway Connect to seamlessly integrate with SD-WAN solutions. Traffic from branch routers is seamlessly routed to Bitglass for real-time security. This flexible, plug-and-play approach is markedly different from that of competitors, who are limited to specific SD-WAN partners for whom they build and maintain piecemeal integrations.

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