What Is SASE and Why Does It Matter?

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. 

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

Saving Money

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.

Flexible Freedom

The ability to protect your users irrespective of the locations they are working from is invaluable. 

Simplicity

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.  

Data Protection

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. 

Threat Prevention  

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.