Identity is the Heart of SASE

SASE architectures allow IT to deliver networking and security to all locations, applications and users. This happens through tight integration of networking and security delivered through a single cloud platform. But one of the fundamental elements of SASE is its identity-based policy framework. The identity of users, groups, and devices is the foundation of how

The Limitations of SD-WAN

Secure access service edge (SASE) is all the rage in network security, but the best path to get there is still not understood by many. SASE marries network functionality with security to bring policy-driven inspections and protections to every facet of an enterprise IT environment. At the heart of this architectural paradigm shift, is the network.

The Recipe For Your First SASE

SASE (secure access service edge) represents the convergence of networking and security into a cloud-delivered service. This architectural paradigm shift is getting both enterprises and security solution providers to re-evaluate the way that they deliver security services across every IT environment. Like with many evolving technologies there is a lot of confusion about what is

Building Points of Presence for SASE

The IT landscape has changed. Networks centralized around a data center no longer make sense when applications are served from the cloud and users are working from remote locations. The internet has become a staple of enterprise networks but brings along security concerns that can no longer be solved with on-premise security appliances. SASE architectures

SASE and the Electric Vehicle Revolution

When electric cars first began gaining popularity, traditional car companies thought they could easily replicate them and didn’t devote much time to develop a competing product. You could argue some still have their head in the sand, but we’ll reserve that topic for another blog.  What the traditional car companies were reluctant to realize was

Predict the Future of SASE With an Eye to the Past

It was not that long ago that a wide variety of security and networking technologies first erupted in the market. Firewalls, anti-virus, IDS/IPS, web content management, site-to-site and user VPNs were offered by dozens of different vendors on dedicated appliances without a thought to centralized management or product integration. From this chaos came the next

Cloud, Mobility and the Rise of SASE

The adoption of cloud technologies and an increase in user mobility are driving fundamental changes to IT infrastructure. These changes are resulting in a seamless work environment for end-users and increased productivity across every facet of enterprise organizations. Meanwhile, the components needed to secure and connect the modern business have never been more disconnected. This

The Path to Victory in the SASE Market

The victor in the evolving SASE market will deliver the highest quality user experience by solving the security service chaining problem while competing head-on with the legacy security solutions that dominate IT security spending today. They will build their solution on a platform that integrates software-defined networking, edge computing, and solves the expensive problems of

WireGuard for the Enterprise

For those who follow all things networking, or keep tabs on the evolution of Linux, the word WireGuard can elicit feelings of excitement and curiosity. For those who don’t geek out on such things, you may not be as familiar with the word. Wireguard is a new approach to VPN technology. After years of frustration

The 4 Biggest Misconceptions About MPLS

Everyday we speak with companies looking for ways to improve the cost and performance of their application’s connectivity. When the topic of MPLS comes up, there is a predictable groan of resigned disappointment. No one is coming to its defense. How can a technology that is so widely used, be so uniformly disliked?  Normally, technologies