Like many other organizations, you are facing a lot of new drivers, new challenges for how to adjust to where the world is going.
SASE: Secure Network as a Service
As a result of the significant departure from the office, you know began in March of 2020, people are working in more places than ever before. Alright? Your data Is very likely is spread out throughout the cloud and
It’s no longer just back in your data centers and proprietary applications.
And in fact, what we’re starting to see now in 2021 is almost a shift to yet a different model with people beginning to return to the office, but not all at once.
- People and data everywhere make visibility, control harder
- Data breaches, especially remote, are more frequent, costly
- But changing without breaking what works is imperative
And not, you know, permanently shifting. But spending a few days working at home, a few days working in the office, even for some people a few days, week, travelling.
And so this having people working anywhere creates a need for how you connect them and how you protect them.
SASE is Network Security for Businesses
You know, everywhere, as they use your sensitive data and intellectual property because ultimately, data breaches you know are becoming more costly and more common.
So when we look at that SASE, this is a hot topic. Big buzzwords are getting a lot of coverage, and people frequently ask us.
How do I get started?
What is it ultimately all about?
And as you may have heard, SASE was coined in 2019 by Gartner. The name for cloud-based architecture that reinvents security that used to be delivered as individual point products literally as boxes, either in a data center or at every site where people were and instead.
The capabilities and functionality of those boxes. Again, we reimagine them as cloud services that enabled the same policies to be enforced everywhere, whether working from home or working from a hotel or working in an office.
So when you look at what SASE is, alright, it’s not some big giant elephant that you have to eat all at once, and instead, if you’re using the cloud to protect people as they go and use the Web.
If you’re using the cloud, you’re doing SASE to protect yourself; you know Office 365 as people are working.
Yeah, you’re doing SASE if you’re replacing VPNs with New Zero Trust network access or ZTNA solutions for getting to your internal private applications.
You’re doing SASE. And even as organizations look at how they connect and protect their branch sites.
I can’t what they would be given to do is to look at using the cloud not just to provide network security but
Put to provide web security to provide cloud security, to provide security and build private apps.
All of that is doing SASE.
SASE Is For Digital Business transformation
Now for a lot of vendors out there, you’ll see that that this is the primary picture that they paint, but other sorts of view that as the finish line we see it more as the starting line because the whole point of cybersecurity is to enable people to safely use the data that has become the lifeblood of business. So really, the rest of the life cycle and the rest of what SASE enables is to provide a way for people to use that data safely.
And to do that, you also have to make sure that you’re delivering comprehensive data protection wherever people are. The beauty is SASE is now the easiest and the most efficient way to deliver that kind of uniform data protection everywhere.
And as we get into what it means to protect data, right? So it’s not just saying, OK, well, we got you to a cloud app where you could download a spreadsheet.
It’s about saying that you and your business retain control over what people can do with that spreadsheet so that if something begins to go wrong. You’re able to, for example, prevent them from uploading it into a personal email account or two to dropbox or even copying it all onto a USB.
It is the complete life cycle of what SASE is all about. But the nice thing is it’s, you know, easy to get started.
So what is the crux of the issue that status is addressing is that those boxes, those stacks of hardware, really can’t keep up.
Many of us found during the pandemic that it is trying to rapidly shift to a model in which people who aren’t used to working remotely suddenly were working remotely required significant changes in the way security was delivered.
For example, those of us who had security gateways deployed inside our network in a central office or data center suddenly found that they had to potentially beef up a lot of their VPN systems, right?
The types of security needed to keep control of information suddenly led to you knowing what is sometimes referred to as sprawl.
We were having too many software agents now on every person’s laptop that fought with each other. And ultimately just wrestling with a level of complexity that seemed to keep getting larger, not smaller, yeah.
While at the same time, really not providing enough visibility and control as people you know work from anywhere.
And that’s where SASE comes in. SASE, in many people’s minds, began with being a way to provide a safe way of connecting to the Web to cloud apps.
So even though these internal private applications bring together those different times, types of security technologies.
And every SASE vendor that you talked to will like to start talking about access and providing these kinds of protections.
And SASE is becoming the way to deliver security and connectivity in today’s Hyper distributed world.
But this access oriented approach to SASE where again people or vendors come to you and say, yeah, I can secure your people as they get to the Web as they get to the cloud as they get to your internal apps.