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SASE stands for Secure Access Service Edge and is becoming an increasingly popular term used within the industry. Originally conceived by Gartner, a SASE architecture looks to combine network and cybersecurity functions into a single, cloud-native architecture. With networks expanding beyond the WAN edge to thin branch networks and the cloud, traditional hub and spoke infrastructure models centred around the corporate data centre begin to break down.
A new networking and security strategy is required that combines network and security functions with WAN capabilities to support the dynamic, secure internet access for a work-from-anywhere workforce. That strategy is Secure Access Service Edge or better known as SASE.
SASE gives organisations a simple-to-manage automation platform that offers frictionless connectivity for users in a highly secure cloud-native environment.
SASE extends networking and security capabilities beyond where they have typically been available, allowing users, regardless of location, to take advantage of:
As organisations adopt multi-cloud strategies and remote workforce policies, networks have grown more distributed and workers more dependent on cloud applications and environments to do their work.
However, this expanding network also increases the attack surface and most security solutions have not kept pace with cloud-based networking innovations. This inherently exposes organisations to more points of compromise and degrades the user experience of remote workers dependent on conventional VPN-only solutions to gain network access.
For organisations struggling to adapt and secure a hybrid workforce comprised of a growing remote workforce, SASE offers a more scalable, centralised way of securing them. Since SASE is a cloud-delivered solution, it also allows organisations to shift away from purchasing numerous point-products to secure different parts of their networks and adopt a more operational cost service model as well.
With a cloud security service, you can simplify security, streamline policies and increase protection.
SASE provides secure access to the cloud for users anywhere. However, not all SASE solutions are equal in scalability, orchestration, and security.
As a specialist in security and cloud, Advatek works with industry-leading manufacturers to bring our clients best-of-breed, industry-leading solutions to our customers. We can work with you to identify your security and networking challenges and design a solution that will offer you: