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What Is SASE?

Network security architectures were designed for an era that is now waning. They are not capable of addressing the dynamic secure access requirements of today’s business world. Notably, legacy network architectures can’t secure the remote workforce or the omnipresent cloud. With the adoption of secure access service edge (SASE), organizations can extend consistent security to all enterprise resources. From a single control point, security teams can configure policies that secure SaaS apps, control access to web destinations, identify shadow IT, and defend on-prem apps. As SASE platforms replace a number of disjointed point products, they can also deliver significant cost savings. 

Cloud Access Security Brokers

Gain visibility and control for data that has moved off premises and into SaaS apps and IaaS platforms.

  • Protect data and stop leakage with access control and data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Keep malware from infecting your cloud through advanced threat protection (ATP)
  • Maintain visibility in the cloud by tracking user activity and generating security reports
  • Authenticate users with single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Secure Web Gateways

Secure web traffic as users browse websites and access unmanaged applications (shadow IT).

  • Filter content by categories like streaming and gambling to enhance productivity
  • Keep threats at bay by blocking access to destinations like botnets and malware sites
  • Control the usage of shadow IT and direct employees to correct, sanctioned apps
  • Prevent data leakage by stopping the upload of sensitive files to the web

Zero Trust Network Access

Ensure consistent security for on-prem resources like Jira and Confluence as well as thick client apps like SSH and remote desktops.

  • Secure access to internal apps by factors like user group, location, and device type.
  • Prevent employees from downloading or uploading malware to the network
  • Log user activity to enable audit and demonstrate regulatory compliance
  • Authenticate users through native functionality or integrations with leading IdPs

Cloud-Delivered Architecture

Only when underlying architectures are cloud based can SASE offerings be called true cloud security platforms that scale to firms' needs. 

  • SASE solutions that use hardware appliances or private clouds fail to scale and perform
  • Platforms deployed in the public cloud exhibit the highest uptime and performance
  • Cloud-based architectures scale to your needs proactively rather than reactively
  • The worldwide public cloud enables security and usability anywhere in the world
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