Gartner predicts that, by 2025, at least 60% of enterprises will have explicit strategies and timelines for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) adoption encompassing user, branch, and edge access, up from 10% in 2020.
The COVID pandemic has left its mark on many areas of social life. Most companies have adopted the work-from-anywhere culture that opened the door for increased flexibility but has presented a unique challenge for IT leaders in ensuring the security of cloud architecture and data protection. The need to adopt a cloud-based IT model combining networking and security services has grown and induced the network technologies providers to start designing and creating solutions in the core of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) network.
What is SASE?
Secure access service edge or SASE is the gold standard for securing data, applications, and workers everywhere over the cloud-based IT model that combines networking and security services.
What is the goal of SASE?
The goal of implementing a SASE framework is to offer adequate watch over and visibility into the users’ traffic and corporate network data accessing while providing a consistent user experience through enabling secure, Zero-Trust access between the globally connected employees and offices distributed across any location via any device.
What are the benefits of a SASE?
SASE creates a holistic platform that connects all edges to the networking and security capabilities an enterprise requires. Here are some of the essential benefits a SASE platform provides include:
Reduce Costs and Complexity:
The simplification of the network and security loads, along with the unification of multiple point products, eliminates the need for any CAPEX purchases and in-house management and maintenance. Here, we convert all costs to OPEX.
Secure, Seamless User Access:
With a complete security stack built into the SASE’s underlying infrastructure, all users enjoy the same level of protection from a unified policy. IT has full visibility into the network as all WAN and Internet traffic passes through the SASE Cloud. There are no blind spots, and the IT technician can maintain control of the entire network easily via a single dashboard.
Increased, Optimized Performance:
Looking for new resources and capabilities is fast and simple with SASE. All that’s needed is to deploy an edge client, connect to the SASE platform, and corporate policies drive the network and security experience. IT doesn’t need to waste time on maintaining on-premises infrastructure and can focus instead on driving business growth.
Threat Prevention and Reducing Risk:
By filtering URLs, DNS queries, and other outgoing and incoming network traffic, SASE helps prevent malware-based attacks, data exfiltration, and other threats to corporate data.
The complexity of managing multiple disparate products has been solved by SASE. A true SASE allows users to monitor and manage all network and security solutions from the same dashboard.
What are the SASE core security components?
Here the firewalls are delivered from the cloud as a service. FWaaS protects cloud-based platforms, infrastructure, and applications from cyber-attacks. It is a set of security capabilities that includes URL filtering, intrusion prevention, and uniform policy management across all network traffic.
Cloud access security brokers (CASB):
It can perform several security functions for cloud-hosted services, securing confidential data through access control and data loss prevention (DLP), and ensuring compliance with data privacy regulations.
Secure Web Gateways (SWG):
It prevents cyber threats and data breaches by filtering unwanted content from web traffic, blocking unauthorized user behavior, and implementing company security policies. They can be deployed anywhere; they are ideal for securing remote workspaces.
Zero trust network access (ZTNA):
It locks internal resources from public view and helps defend against potential data breaches by requiring real-time verification of every user and device to every protected application.
What are the steps to adopt a SASE model?
The key steps to fully adopt a SASE model are:
- Securing remote workers machines
- Placing branch offices behind a cloud edge
- Moving DDoS protection to the edge
- Migrating self-hosted applications to the cloud
- Replacing security tools with unified, cloud-native policy enforcement
How does Teknologiia help enable SASE?
At Teknologiia, we believe that SASE must combine the best security and Software-Defined WAN capabilities in the cloud to deliver exceptional user experiences while reducing security risk.
Recently, many organizations may have already adopted certain SASE elements without knowing it; to adopt SASE or have it from scratch, contact Teknologiia’s team for a free site audit.
Original Source: Teknologiia Team