A New Approach To Networking
Secure access service edge (SASE) isn’t just a new product, and it’s not merely an evolution of SD-WAN. It’s a cloud-based approach to networking and security that is coming at a time when businesses need a secure connectivity boost in more locations than ever before, including for teleworkers and to accommodate new IT needs at the edge of the network.
In practice, SASE means improved security and network performance for less money compared with stand-alone SD-WAN, routing and security solutions for customers. Perhaps most importantly, it’s a consolidated approach to networking and security that will help customers and solution providers as they grapple with increasingly complex and distributed IT requirements, as well as users and applications in brand-new places. Vendors know that the SASE trend can’t be ignored, and providers of all kinds are getting into the SASE space, from the largest networking and security leaders, to startups that struck gold in the SD-WAN space and are now maturing their portfolios.
Here are five of the hottest SASE technologies that are turning heads in 2021 that solution providers should know about.