What is the importance of SASE to ensure your data is secure? - Enablis

What is the importance of SASE to ensure your data is secure?

Posted on: May 29, 2020 | 3 minutes read

If you are not evaluating a SASE framework you could be left behind

Most would agree that businesses of all shapes and sizes require a security framework that enables secure and fast cloud adoption for staff, partners, suppliers and customers.

By now, you’ve probably heard the hype about Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and maybe you’ve read the Gartner white paper titled The Future of Network Security is in the Cloud.”

In this blog we discuss what SASE is, and why it’s such a hot topic for all types of businesses worldwide, and how your business could be left behind if you’re not evaluating the benefits of a SASE framework.

If your IT team is not seriously evaluating your current Security posture/framework, your organisation could be exposed to increased security risks and not have the right strategy and framework in place for future success.

The current changes to our work style and conditions highlights the increased need for a robust networking and network security solution. It is now more important than ever for all staff, partners, suppliers and customers to have secure access to their critical applications from any location.

SASE converges networking and network security into a single, cloud-delivered offering to provide guaranteed secure access to your applications whether they’re hosted privately or in the cloud. This means no more client VPNs, Cloud Proxies or implementation of multiple security solutions.

The SASE framework allows secure and fast access to the Internet, SaaS applications, cloud applications and private data centre resources to support workforce mobility, digital business transformation, and edge computing.

Gartner’s report titled “The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud” discusses why cloud, mobile and IoT now have all types of businesses rethinking their network security architectures.

In the report Gartner, reveals how SASE will enable security teams to deliver a rich set of secure network security services in a consistent and integrated manner to support the needs of changing business requirements.

To download, The 10 Tenants of an effective SASE solution ebook click here.

The adoption of SASE is predicted to provide the following key benefits as described by Gartner in the report:

  • Reduction in complexity and costs –  Consolidating vendors and technology stacks can provide cost reductions.
  • Agility – You can enable new digital business scenarios (apps, services, APIs, and data that is shareable to partners and contractors with less risk exposure across your business).
  • Better performance/latency – Latency is optimised for routing providing you with better performance.
  • Ease of use/transparency – SASE ensures fewer agents per device; less agent and app bloat; with consistent application experience anywhere, on any device.
  • Enable the Zero Trust Framework – where network access is based on the identity of the user, device, and application and not the IP address or physical location. This provides seamless protection on and off the network from anywhere with end-to-end encryption.
  • Centralised policy with local enforcement – SASE enables Cloud-based centralised management with distributed enforcement and decision making to protect your data and business.

To find out more about SASE Protect and how Enablis can support your business chat with a security expert today or visit our Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) resource centre here.

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