What is Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)?
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a relatively new enterprise networking technology converges the functions of network and security point solutions into a unified, global cloud-native service. It is an architectural transformation of enterprise networking and security that enables IT departments to provide a holistic, agile and adaptable service to a very broad range of communications and security needs, which makes it unique and widely appealing.
What Problems Does SASE Solve?
Solving emerging business challenges with point solutions leads to technical silos that are complex and costly to own and manage. Complexity slows down IT and its response to emerging business needs. SASE changes this paradigm through a new networking and security platform that is identity-driven, cloud-native, globally distributed, and securely connects all edges (WAN, cloud, mobile, and IoT).
Is Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Cost Effective?
With SASE, enterprises can reduce the time to develop new products, deliver them to the market, and respond to changes in business conditions or the competitive landscape.Given that SASE leverages existing network services such as SD-Wan, dedicated Internet access, and Mobile services with added efficiency, flexibility and security – we believe it offers a very compelling cost saving solution to multi-location companies that require an enterprise grade service.
Where Did SASE Come From?
Pronounced “Sassy” – Secure Access Service Edge was coined by the Gartner Group as the new frontier for secured cloud based networking. According to Gartner, by 2024 a minimum of 40% of companies will have plans to adopt SASE.
How will SASE Change the Security and Networking Landscape?
Many proponents of SASE believe that it will enable digital business transformation, with speed and agility that upend enterprise networking:
- Rendering existing corporate network and traditional security models obsolete
- Requiring organizations to adopt a cloud-based, as-a-service model of a “secure edge” that is simple, scalable, and flexible, with low latency and high security
- Demanding that service-edge providers offer compute power at the edge of a widely-distributed network…distributed as close as possible to each endpoint and/or end user.
- Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN)
- Dedicated Internet Access
- Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)
- Hosted PBX
- SIP Trunks
- Fleet Tracking
- Broadband Fiber
- Mobile Services
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Cloud Contact Center
- Engineering Services
- Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
- Network Procurement Services