Posted on: August 19, 2021 | 2 minutes read
As employees are no longer connected to a corporate network while they are working remotely many now rely on a conventional hardware devices. Too many organisations have no choice but to put their ‘faith’ in these untrusted devices in return for flexibility and adaptability to allow the business to still operate with these hybrid working models.
The global pandemic has resulted in the following changes to the way businesses work:
All of these changes have prompted organisations to review their existing collection of standalone point products such as firewalls, secure web gateway, data loss prevention (DLP), and cloud access security brokers (CASB).
This review has allowed security and IT executives to understand that these products are no longer applicable in today’s cloud-first world.
So this is where the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework comes into play.
But why is SASE more than just a buzzword? Pronounced as ‘sassy’ - SASE is a cloud-based architecture that delivers network and security services to protect users, applications, and data.
SASE does this by converging networking and network security into a single, cloud-delivered offering to support the needs of digital business transformation, edge computing, and workforce mobility.
As explained by Kumar Ramachandra, SVP Products, Palo Alto Networks, “The sweet spot for a SASE customer is that the more distributed a multinational organisation is, the more complex they tend to be. SASE alleviates network and security complexity without being focused on a particular geography, country, or metro area”.
As stated by Lawrence Orans, Vice President Analyst at Gartner, “SASE offers security and network professionals the opportunity to completely rethink and redesign network architectures over the next decade”. Rightfully so as a recent report published by Gartner expected that at ‘least 60% of enterprises will have explicit strategies and timelines for SASE adoption, encompassing user, branch and edge access’ by 2025, a significant increase from the 10% in 2020.
The increase in SASE adoption is due to the ever-growing following of today’s remote workforce coupled with the possibilities to redesign network architectures free from geographical constraints.
The Benefits of SASE include:
Find out more about SASE here or if you would like to discuss a SASE framework to secure your data and remote workers speak with Enablis’ team of security experts to work out a solution that is right for your business.
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