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 changes made to IT infrastructure this year were not something new or unexpected. Many of the changes were things that many were already planning to happen – just on a much longer time horizon. As workforces switched gears from gathering in offices to working at dining tables and home office desks, IT administrators were
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.
Banking software providers have delivered some of the most solid and secure WAN connectivity for decades. From the early days of dedicated T1 circuits, to MPLS, VPN and now SD-WAN the connections between software providers and banks have been at the forefront of WAN technology. They didn’t really have a choice. As the facilitator of
When VPN came on the scene it was revolutionary. Employees working from home, or while traveling, now had access to corporate email and applications running in the data center. But as with most game-changing technologies, the party was great until the downfalls began to come front and center. These tunnels created a direct connection to
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
The term “identity-based networking” refers to the concept of an end user’s identity being tied to the network services they are allowed to receive. The initial implementations of this concept can be seen in ubiquitous network services such as 802.1x. Wireless networks have been applying the basics of identity-based networking to users who joined wireless
Confused by ‘buzz-word bingo’ in today’s WAN networking products? You should be. Every vendor from basic VPN to advanced global CDNs are rebranding across a variety of networking categories. The real secret is – when these solutions become more product than promises,there is not much difference between any of them. Whether they are called SD-WAN,