Today’s organizations require immediate, uninterrupted access to network and cloud-based resources and data, including business-critical applications, no matter where their users are located. The challenge is that many of the problems resulting from digital innovation efforts, such as dynamically changing network configurations and the rapid expansion of the attack surface, mean that traditional security solutions no longer provide the level of speed, performance, security, and access control that organizations and users require. Therefore, the SASE concept is a logical evolution of needs and tech trends that have been converging in IT and security for years now.
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is an emerging enterprise strategy that combines network and security functions with WAN capabilities to support the dynamic, secure access needs of today’s organizations. Conceptually, SASE converges SD-WAN and network security services—including next-generation firewall (NGFW), secure web gateway (SWG), Zero-trust network access (ZTNA), and cloud access security brokers (CASB)—into a single service model.
Leading market players with SASE Service are:
- Palo Alto Networks
- Cato Networks