Sentinel CTO: 6 Huge Security Bets On Cisco, SASE And Cloud
From Cisco and public cloud to SASE, Sentinel Technologies CTO Bob Keblusek tells CRN where his company is placing its cybersecurity investments to drive security sales.
Cisco Security And SASE
Secure access service edge, known as SASE, combines security and networking functions in the cloud to deliver secure access to applications anywhere. With hybrid work now in place, Sentinel is witnessing big SASE sales growth as both offices and workers at home need to be protected at all times.
Sentinel is leveraging Cisco’s top-notch SASE offerings to drive security sales. The networking giant’s SASE portfolio includes core capabilities like SD-WAN, secure web gateway, cloud access security broker, firewall as-a-service and zero-trust network access, all under one roof.
“A lot of their SASE comes from their Viptela and Meraki acquisitions, and those are both years old. So they’ve benefited a lot from Cisco R&D and we’ve done a lot of both,” said Keblusek. “Then Cisco Umbrella, which they acquired from OpenDNS, is another great solution … Cisco’s done a great job of putting in the R&D to make it all work well together. That has helped us and then we’ve got our strong security monitoring portfolio. So our SOC has full capabilities on every single Cisco security product.”