Security leaders believe that Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) will play a significant role in ensuring enterprise security
It is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to identify the best security measures from standard ones. However, most agree that heading into 2021, SASE will probably be the most preferred security strategy for security personnel.
Leaders point out that investment in cloud infrastructure has increased over the years, and it spiked in 2020. A majority of the enterprises are planning to shift to the cloud this year. The major doubts that organizations have with moving to the cloud were all security-based: unauthorized access, data theft or loss, insecure interfaces, etc.
Cloud adopters now need to ensure that data security best practices are strictly adhered to, as steady and expansion will probably erode the perimeter of the network. CIOs say that SASE helps prepare modern business operations to be compliant with the cloud with security, agility, and elasticity to help manage data risk.
The need for SASE
Security leaders point out that it’s high time that organizations considered differently about risk assessment. It should be seen as a profile for any business part that is both dynamic and complex.
Such a posture will constantly change as devices, and users connect and disconnect, new devices are added or software modification/ updating and even change in software configurations.
For enterprises to understand the business risk, they need to know the digital business and the operations as well. Monitoring and visibility of the environment are necessary to understand in real-time where the challenges and weaknesses are faced in the network.
SASE was initially introduced as a method for bringing together security and network capabilities. When users receive higher control, irrespective of their location, they are provided relevant access dependent on the security risk at a particular point in time.
Businesses should be cognizant about basic questions like their risk tolerance, how much risk they can tolerate, and the business areas that carry the least/most risk. Security leaders believe that having accurate answers to these questions will help influence risk policies and data protection changes.
The shift to the cloud doesn’t completely eliminate the challenge. Security departments are still responsible for managing enterprise security- even when vendors manage some segments of it.
Cloud acceleration boosts SASE adoption
As the pandemic helped accelerate cloud journeys for many organizations, it proved to be challenging and, at the same time, was undeniable proof that cloud platforms help enable adaptability and agility.
SASE was the most favored security measure as it served as integration, as-a-service, and the administration moved to specialized departments to manage the service. CISOs acknowledge that SASE is incapable of eliminating all the visible gaps in the current scenario, and the strategy requires policies for the on-premises architecture.
All the responsibility for cloud access and data security can’t be outsourced, and the organizations need to take it on as a serious responsibility.
CIOs believe that the strategy needs to be developed from the ground up and target to provide the best UX. When considering vendors, they insist that it’s crucial to look into the user approach and capabilities delivery that positively impact the business operations.