What is SASE?
SASE, or Secure Access Service Edge, is a cloud-based technology, that settles network security as an integral part of the network fabric. It replaces older services offered by single-purposed point-solutions located in corporate-locked premises such as data centers. It simplifies the IT infrastructure of a company, protect their data, connect devices and users and reduce the overall costs. It also provides full application session protection regardless of the user’s network status.
The Rise of SASE
Gartner expects that by 2023, 20% of enterprises will have adopted SWG, CASB, ZTNA and branch FWaaS from the same vendor, up from less than 5% in 2019. And by 2024, at least 40% of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE, up from less than 1% at year-end 2018. Additionally, worldwide COVID-19 social distancing directives resulted in momentous changes in the work-from-home, video communications, and distance-learning landscapes. As a result, internet, service provider, and enterprise traffic patterns have been permanently altered. Adopting a SASE model that provides the agility and security to address these changes is key for business continuity in the era of increasing cloud and mobile adoption.