A Cloud Native Approach
As cloud computing continues to grow and users become more distributed, traditional networking and cybersecurity models are no longer sufficient. The perimeter security model is no longer effective in a world where data and applications are spread across the cloud and remote locations. Traditional networking models are also not designed for a distributed workforce, as they are not scalable and can be difficult to manage.
SASE, or Secure Access Service Edge, is a new security architecture that is designed to address the challenges of the modern enterprise. SASE combines networking and security functions into a single, cloud-native platform. This allows businesses to protect their users and data wherever they are, regardless of whether they are accessing on-premises applications or cloud-based services. Below are some reasons organizations are adopting the SASE model:
SASE consolidates network security and cloud access into one unified platform, making it easier to manage and more efficient. This eliminates the need for multiple, disparate security solutions, reducing complexity and increasing visibility.
Secure Access from Anywhere
SASE enables secure access to cloud and on-premise applications from anywhere, on any device. This increases mobility and flexibility for organizations and their employees, and reduces the risk of cyber threats.
Integrated Threat Protection
SASE provides integrated threat protection, including firewalls, VPNs, and security information and event management (SIEM). This enhances the overall security posture of the organization and helps to detect and prevent cyber threats in real-time.
Optimized Network Performance
SASE optimizes network performance for cloud-based applications, reducing latency and increasing reliability. This improves the user experience and helps to ensure the availability and performance of critical applications, even in demanding or bandwidth-intensive environments.
SASE provides zero-trust security, which assumes that all network traffic is untrusted until proven otherwise. This enhances the overall security posture of the organization and helps to prevent cyber threats, especially those posed by malicious insiders.
Simplified Deployment & Management
SASE simplifies deployment and management, reducing costs and maximizing efficiency. This allows organizations to focus on their core business and reduces the need for specialized IT personnel to manage the network and security infrastructure.
Cost-effective & Scalable
SASE is a cost-effective and scalable solution that can be tailored to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. It eliminates the need for capital expenditures on hardware, reducing upfront costs and providing a more flexible and scalable solution that can grow with the organization.
Improved User Experience
SASE improves the user experience by reducing latency and improving the performance of cloud-based applications. This increases productivity, improves satisfaction, and helps to ensure that employees have the resources they need to do their jobs effectively.
What is driving the adoption of SASE?
The term “SASE” was first introduced by Gartner in 2019, making it a relatively new concept in the world of networking and security. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shift to remote work have significantly accelerated the adoption of SASE. Some of the key factors driving this increased adoption include:
The need for secure access to cloud-based applications from anywhere and on any device.
The desire for a more consolidated, efficient, and integrated approach to network security that eliminates the need for multiple, disparate solutions.
The growing threat of cyber-attacks and the need for advanced threat protection, real-time detection, and response capabilities.
The increasing demand for optimized network performance, especially for cloud-based applications, and the need for a solution that can reduce latency and improve reliability.
The desire for a more flexible and scalable solution that can grow with the organization, reduce costs, and simplify deployment and management.
Why Hardware Nation?
SASE can be a game changer for your organization, but realizing its full value requires an experienced partner. Our team of vendor-neutral experts can offer guidance and assess whether SASE is appropriate for your organization’s unique needs. We are partnered with industry-leading SASE vendors, and our prior real-world experience implementing SASE solutions enables us to identify the best solutions based on prior use cases. We guide customers through every stage of the implementation process, from discovery to consultation, roadmap creation, adoption, implementation, and management. Our experts, with their diverse backgrounds in networking, security, cloud, and other key areas, help determine the most effective approach to implementing a SASE solution, bridging the gap between emerging and traditional technologies. Below are some benefits of working with Hardware Nation:
Our team of cybersecurity experts can help your organization assess your current security posture and develop a SASE strategy that aligns with your business goals and objectives. We will work with you to identify your security gaps, evaluate your existing security solutions, and develop a roadmap for migrating to a SASE architecture.
We can help you select the right SASE solution for your organization’s needs. We will consider your budget, compliance requirements, and operational complexity when making our recommendations. We will also work with you to evaluate different SASE solutions and vendors.
Deployment and Integration
We can help you deploy and integrate your SASE solution into your existing IT environment. We will work with you to plan and execute the deployment, and we will ensure that your SASE solution is properly integrated with your entire tech stack.
Management and Support
We can help you manage and support your SASE solution on an ongoing basis. We will monitor your SASE solution for threats and vulnerabilities, and we will provide you with the support you need to keep your SASE solution running smoothly.
With real-world experience implementing SASE from top vendors, we can help your organization successfully adopt SASE through a systematic step-by-step approach, including conducting a network and security assessment, carefully selecting a vendor, managing the implementation process, and continuously ensuring you get the most out of your investment.