Posted on: June 01, 2022 | 1 minute read
According to Gartner, the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework is a useful tool to utilise as it provides organisations with continuous risk assessment in a real-time context, which is achieved through delivery via a unified cloud service.
The importance and benefits of combining networking and security into one single model is now obvious to many organisations.
SASE ‘combines network and security-as-a-service functions and delivers them through the cloud via a unified service’.
In a recent Mimecast article they examine how SASE and digital transformation delivers the following key business benefits:
1. Get cost-effective security
As SASE combines network and cloud based protections into an integrated cloud-based service, implementing a SASE model eliminates multiple product vendors which in turn reduces the costs associated with licensing, maintenance and management.
2. Gain a flexible security framework
SASE simplifies the process for administrators when it comes to implementing and delivering security services, as the provided security is based upon a connected entity and disregards the network edge stretch.
3. All IT resources are efficiently utilised
By eliminating the need to use multiple and potentially incompatible products from several vendors, IT professionals are capable of focusing on ‘more mission-critical, business-focused tasks’.
4. Provides a Zero-trust approach
The SASE framework ensures to validate all user and device access which ensures session are well protected both inside and outside corporate networks.
5. Get effective threat prevention
The integrated content inspection ensures network visibility is protected against unknown threats.
6. Provides data protection
Administrators are able to ensure the right entities access the right data by enforcing data protection policies.
By consolidating the number of vendors and point products the organisation has, it simplifies the process for management when it comes to monitoring the organisations security posture.
Here's the 5 key components of the SASE framework according to Mimecast:
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