But what is SASE exactly and how can it improve your business?
What is SASE?
Secure access service edge (SASE) is an innovative network architecture that consolidates a variety of network and security capabilities, such as VPN and SD-WAN, into a single cloud-based service from one provider. Because the solutions stem from one cloud platform, advanced cloud-native security functions such as secure web gateways, cloud access security brokers, firewalls, and zero-trust network access can be easily employed and managed, thus strengthening a company’s cyber security against modern threats.
SASE provides greater synergy between your network and security. By consolidating numerous networking and security functions with SASE, a business can:
- Reduce costs
- Improve security
- Simplify its technology
- Optimize real-time applications
- Secure access for users
- Provide more secure remote and mobile access
- Restrict access based on user, device, and/or application identity
- Increase network and security staff effectiveness and productivity
SASE takes enterprise security to the next level because with SASE, the network is the security. With Secure Access Service Edge, security starts at the DNS layer, so threats can be stopped before they can reach the application layer.
At the web layer, SASE’s secure web gateway logs and inspects every packet while IPSEC tunnels and PAC files provide advanced protection against the most sophisticated threats. This type of web gateway enables the system to deny suspicious addresses and prevent malware from affecting operations while at the same time allowing authorized users, devices, applications, and data to interact without hassle.
SASE also includes a firewall in the cloud, which effectively blocks threats at the IP layer and a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), which evaluates every new app for threats, regardless of whether the app is in the cloud or fixed on someone’s device.
Everything in SASE is based in intelligence, instantly available, and easily used. With the advanced security features provided by SASE, threats are recognized faster and neutralized easier, thus providing a safer environment for your entire organization.
If you are thinking about partnering with an SASE service, then UOTech is here to help. Our expert IT consultants can design and implement the ideal SASE solution for your organization in such a way that it complements your current IT plans without interrupting your day-to-day operations.
To learn more about our SASE services or to get started on the path of greater productivity and security, call us today at 516-500-7780 (in Long Island) or 212-776-8650 (in NYC), or click here to send us a message online.