SASE – Secure Access Service Edge

The rise of remote work, SaaS and cloud computing has outpaced traditional network security solutions, making Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) essential. It merges network security and WAN into a cloud-native platform, offering secure, location-independent access to resources.

What is SASE?

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a cloud-native networking security framework that integrates a range of security services—such as Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) with advanced wide-area networking (WAN) technologies. SASE enables companies with direct and secure connectivity to applications and data, irrespective of their location or the user’s location.

Technical benefits

In traditional network security setups, organizations typically deploy a range of separate, specialized hardware and software solutions to protect their network and data. Managing these disparate solutions can be complex, costly, and less effective against threats.

Cloud Access Security Broker

CASB solutions modernize the way organizations secure their cloud services and applications. Traditional network security often struggles to provide visibility and control over data across various cloud environments. CASB consolidates these functions, offering comprehensive cloud security by monitoring activity and enforcing security policies across all cloud services, effectively replacing the need for multiple, cloud-specific security tools.

Zero Trust Network Access

ZTNA presents a modern alternative to traditional VPN solutions, which grant broad network access to users, potentially exposing sensitive resources to risks. In contrast, ZTNA adheres to the principle of “never trust, always verify,” granting users access only to specific applications they are authorized to use, without giving them visibility into or access to the entire network.

Next-Gen Secure Web Gateway

Traditional web security solutions, such as standalone URL filtering appliances and older SWGs, often lack the ability to fully inspect encrypted traffic or offer advanced threat protection. The Next-Gen SWG component of SASE provides a more comprehensive web security solution, integrating deep inspection of all web and cloud traffic, including encrypted content, with real-time threat prevention and data protection capabilities.

Who is it for?

Companies with distributed workforces and multiple IT environments, requiring seamless, secure access to applications and data regardless of user location or device.

Safely Use O365

Being one of the primary sources for cloud-based malware, enhance Office 365 security beyond Microsoft’s native capabilities by offering decryption, granular visibility and precise control over user activities and data across the entire suite.

Protect against Shadow IT & AI

Combat the risks of Generative AI (GenAI) and Shadow SaaS by providing visibility into unsanctioned app use and enforcing granular policies to prevent data leakage. Coach users on safe usage while maintaining compliancy.

Get Rid of Your VPN

With the adoption of hybrid work, the need for traditional VPNs decreases. Modern solutions provide secure access to private applications without the limitations of VPNs, ensuring fast application connectivity and an optimal user experience.

Flexible Policy Enforcement

Go beyond simple allow/block actions, Enable real-time, fine-grained policy enforcement with options for user alerts, quarantine and encryption, providing more flexible and effective responses to security incidents.

Robust Network Performance

Legacy security solutions can negatively impact user experience by adding latency or requiring traffic to be routed through centralized security stacks. SASE offers a cloud-native architecture that reduces latency and integrates security.

Prevent Data Exposure

The migration of data to the cloud requires strong data protection measures. SASE’s single-pass architecture and advanced DLP capabilities protect against data leakage across web, cloud, and private applications.

The SASE leader: Netskope

Spotted by the Upright team years ago for its pioneering approach, Netskope stands out with its unique private infrastructure and extensive peering to major SaaS & IaaS platforms. With capabilities ensuring low latency, high performance, and secure cloud access, Forrester & Gartner point out Netskope as a clear winner among enterprises seeking an agile SASE solution.

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