Agile solutions that offer secure access with high performance are accelerating the global digital transformation. The growing threat landscape and increasing sophistication of attack changes are driving the adoption of SASE.
Enterprises can design and implement a Secure access service edge (SASE) framework to enable cloud-native security technologies with wide area network (WAN) capabilities to securely connect users, systems, and endpoints to applications and services anywhere. It is one of the most effective ways to secure and support today’s agile business operations because it can be delivered through the cloud as a service and can be centrally managed. Enterprises today need to enforce stringent access control and security policies to keep the organization secure from various sophisticated threats.
SASE framework enables organizations to leverage Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Firewall as a Service (FWaaS), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) to securely connect users irrespective of their location.
Here are a few reasons why enterprises need a Secure access service edge framework:
Minimize the IT costs and complexity
Organizations today need to provide secure access to remote users to the business network through the cloud. To close all the security gaps, enterprises need to have multiple cybersecurity tools integrated, which becomes a drain on the finances. The secure access service edge framework revolutionizes the security approach because instead of focusing on a secure perimeter SASE approach concentrates on users. This security approach grants or restricts access for users to connect applications and services based on the organization’s security and governance policies. It is one of the most effective frameworks to reduce the complexity and cost of cyber security. The SASE framework enables organizations to bring security and access closer to the users.
Deliver a Fast and frictionless user experience.
It was easy for organizations to manage and predict the user experience when the users were on the internal business network. The surge in need for seamless access to resources from anywhere has led organizations to adopt multiple VPNs to get secure access to the network. These VPNs offer a poor user experience and increase the attack surface areas because they expose the organization’s IP addresses. Rather than this traditional approach of sending the user to the security, organizations can embrace the SASE framework to send security closer` to the user. The SASE framework is cloud secure and smartly manages the connection in real-time to ensure low latency.
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The SASE framework is developed to overcome the unique challenges and risks in the new reality of distributed users and applications. It enables the SecOps teams to define security policies such as threat protection and data loss prevention (DLP) throughout the connectivity model. Secure access service edge model monitors that all the connections are monitored and secured irrespective of location, application, or encryption. Another reason why modern enterprises need a SASE framework is that zero trust network access (ZTNA) is a key component of it. It is one of the most effective ways to enable secure access to users irrespective of their location by reducing the attack surface area and the risk of lateral movement inside the business network.