Tuesday, February 9, 2021

BrandPost: Desperately Seeking SASE: SD-WAN and Security Converge

Networking and security functions are becoming increasingly integrated, a trend that should have major benefits for networking and Information Technology (IT) managers. With networks serving the critical need of carrying all the traffic for business and consumer applications, you can expect this trend to accelerate with a movement known as secure access service edge (SASE).

Before we dismiss SASE as yet another overhyped buzzword, let’s take a minute to consider what it is and what it means. SASE isn’t a particular technology per se, but rather the description of increased integration of network and security services at the “service edge,” which is where devices and networks are connected. Most important, SASE instantiates services using a cloud software model. These services can include a variety of networking functions as well as security functions.

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