How SASE and SD-WAN Can Help Secure Cloud Access

How SASE and SD-WAN Can Help Secure Cloud Access

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The companies can adopt SASE to develop a reliable bridge between connectivity and the network to secure the traffic. 

FREMONT, CA: Security issues have increased as businesses increasingly embrace multi-cloud technologies and services. Organizations now need to think about protecting both access and links to data and applications rapidly moving beyond the company.

SASE means building a reliable bridge between connectivity and the network, like the cloud, data center, or point of presence where traffic is secured and transmitted. Access is based on identity, whether that's a user, computer, program, or service.

Security and networking services centered on secure identity are combined and provided as a cloud service. The advantages include enhanced user interfaces, better security, and the potential supply of improved cloud, on-prem, and mobile connectivity.

It is not too early for some fundamental aspects of SASE to be implemented:

Networking- SD-WAN is the initial step towards a secure transformation of the networks. To conduct predictable application performance, its capacity to improve bandwidth and traffic in multi-cloud environments is critical. The users must look for a solution that is secure and provides connectivity with visibility.

Cloud security- According to the 2020 IDG Cloud Computing Survey, data privacy, and security-related difficulties are the top cloud issues for IT leaders. Moreover, IT leaders, for instance, struggle to apply the required skills and defend cloud resources. Companies must implement a unified platform that involves a firewall, secure web gateway, DNS layer security, and security broker functionality for cloud access to solve these challenges. Threat intelligence and visibility among all devices and users are one of the ideal solutions.

Zero Trust- Zero Trust is a collection of technologies, policies, and protocols that rely on the "never trust, always verify" theory. It is an essential step on the SASE journey as it brings data and application access to the center of identity. The companies must look out for solutions:

• Continuously enforce policy-based controls.

• Offer continuous monitoring to eliminate threats and revoke access when responding to incidents.

• Establish user and device trustworthiness with authentication and authorization.

• Provide automatic network segmentation.

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