Tuesday, March 30, 2021

BrandPost: WAN and Security Transformation is Critical to Architecting SASE

Many enterprises have already made significant investments in their shift to the cloud, so the ultimate challenge now is how to realize the full transformational promise of the cloud while achieving a multiplier effect from those investments. Many are quickly coming to the realization that their traditional router-centric enterprise WANs and perimeter-based security approaches were never designed for today’s cloud-first world.

Today, more applications are hosted in the cloud than in traditional enterprise data centers, and the majority of these applications are being consumed as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Moreover, an increasing number of employees work outside of the corporate network and connect directly to cloud applications. Both of these dynamics render traditional perimeter-based security ineffective. Finally, the explosion of mobile and IoT devices across the enterprise has dramatically increased the attack surface, exposing enterprises to security breaches that can compromise data and result in network downtime.

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