How SD-WAN is Helping Companies Secure their Network Services
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How SD-WAN is Helping Companies Secure their Network Services

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Tuesday, November 12, 2019

SASE will address the latest security demands that networks have to face from various sources. The key capabilities of SASE consist of multifactor authentication and access to applications and services that are controlled by the firewall policies.

FREMONT, CA: SASE (Secure Access Service Edge), commonly pronounced as 'sassy', is the next big thing in enterprise networking. According to Gartner, the convergence is driven by the demands of the customer for their simplicity, scalability, flexibility, low latency, and pervasive security.

SASE brings together security and networking

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The implementation of SASE needs a complete technology portfolio that only a few vendors can presently deliver. The technology is still in the nascent stage and has been adopted by very fewer organizations. However, there are few suppliers of SD-WAN who are expected to compete in the emerging market of SASE. Although, with time, there will be other SD-WAN vendors following this trend, and the industry is expected to see another wave of startups. 

When networking and security devices are obtained from different vendors, there are high chances that it will create an architecture of a complex network that is dependent on the data center as the core for enterprise applications. Although, with the increasingly digital business and modernized computing requirements, companies no longer have access to their applications and services from within the data center. However, this approach will be ineffective for organizations that are migrating to cloud services.

Cloud delivery benefits

According to Gartner, there are various advantages of adopting Cloud, such as

• Cloud has a thinner stack due to which it can offer functions through software without requiring dedicated hardware.

• With the help of cloud endpoints, such as pop-up stores, can also be added easily. 

• As SASE favors cloud-based delivery, users can easily insert new services to the stack.

• The infrastructure is simple and pocket-friendly due to which it becomes easier for the companies to manage. The overall infrastructure is more straightforward and less expensive for an organization to succeed.

Agility is the most significant benefit SASE brings

Apart from all the above advantages, the most significant benefit of using SASE is its increased agility to accelerate the business velocity. SASE can make security essential in the network and, if it is appropriately structured, companies do not have to come up with services while the security implications are being figured out. Today speed has become the currency of business, and SASE permits the organizations to move fast.

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