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.

Your Remote Access Has a VPN Problem

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

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

The Security and Compliance Benefits of Integrating Identity and Network Access

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

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