No industry loves a good acronym better than IT and tech, except maybe the military. Who doesn’t love a good series of random letters that you have to not only figure out how to say it but also what it means? Enter the new darling of cybersecurity meets secure networking, SASE. What is Secure Access Service Edge and how exactly do you pronounce its four-letter acronym? Is it “sassy” or “sass” or “sace”? While it is pronounced “sassy,” only time will tell as these things tend to evolve. However, what it is much more easily defined and where our interest lies. The term SASE is a reference to a network architecture that combines networking and security function into a single operation, simplifying and making security front and center for busy IT professionals.
Computer Solutions Enterprise Network Solutions Architect, Wes Stevens, led a live discussion on how SASE can benefit businesses as a scalable, vendor-neutral solution.
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Here Are the Top Takeaways:
What is Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)?
At its most basic, SASE is a network architecture that combines VPN and SD-WAN capabilities with cloud security. With SASE, the enterprise perimeter is no longer a location, but a set of dynamic edge capabilities delivered from anywhere, whenever they are needed.
Why are businesses adopting SASE?
The IT landscape is shifting and has been for a while as infrastructures become more complex. Combine that with a pandemic, and we have seen an acceleration in dispersed users, remote work, more devices and enterprise-level organizations embracing multi-cloud strategies more fully.
What are the benefits?
Consolidating with SASE, you can expect to not only reduce the complexity of your infrastructure but to reduce cost, better secure your remote and mobile access and more.
By 2024, Gartner expects 40% of organizations will be developing a SASE strategy. Moving to a SASE framework requires a long-term vision for consolidation so there’s a need to ensure your business goals align with the decisions to implement SASE. If you’re ready to embark on this journey, Computer Solutions can help you get there. Get started today with a demo or learn more about Cisco and SASE here.