What Is SASE and Why Does It Matter?
The future of network security and cyber security for the corporate world is headed to the cloud. The current, traditional approaches to security and stability are no longer enough. The growing onslaught of cyber threats is only increasing and the technology demands on companies are rising at the same time.
- “There is a cyber attack of some kind every 39 seconds in the United States.” – A Clark School study at the University of Maryland.
- “The average worldwide cost of a data breach is $3.9 million across small businesses.” – Varonis Data Breach Statistics
- “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI has reported a 300% increase in reported cyber crimes.” – CNBC
Everyone wants immediate, responsive access for their applications, whether they are working in the office or remotely. These advances in availability and accessibility also open up new possibilities for intrusion and destabilization of your systems. So, how can the professional world operate with the freedom and safety they want at the same time? One new answer is Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).
What Is SASE?
SASE is a layered approach that involves multiple elements like wide area networking (WAN), Firewall as a Service (FWaaS), and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). This approach offers cloud-based, software-defined secure access. During a user session, it is continuously assessing risk/trust against the established enterprises security/compliance policies. The primary advantage of SASE is its cloud-based nature which allows this to occur across multiple branches, devices, applications, IoT systems, and computing locations.
The Benefits of SASE for Your Organization
Instead of paying for and relying on multiple products to work together, you can use a single platform to lower your operating costs and expand the bandwidth of your IT resources.
The ability to protect your users irrespective of the locations they are working from is invaluable.
This strategy consolidates your security stack into a single cloud-based platform. It is a simple security model that takes less time to manage, update, and maintain.
Preventing the abuse or misuse of your data is paramount to the further success and growth of your business. SASE keeps your systems stable and the continuity of your company strong.
Get a transparent view of the threats you’re facing and how SASE is preventing them. You benefit from greater security and visibility in your safeguards.
SASE is the future of secure access. You’ll be able to guarantee secure access for your users from wherever your users, applications, or devices are located. To learn more about solutions like this, reach out to Meriplex today.