SASE – The Newest Digital Business Enabler

SASE (secure access service edge), pronounced “Sassy”, is the newest buzzword in the network security space and has interesting origins. Global research and advisory firm Gartner coined the acronym in its report titled “The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud”.

The report says, “The enterprise data center is no longer the center of access requirements for users and devices.” Businesses use other increasingly popular data stores & servers, including public clouds and edge locations such as branch offices.

Joe Skorupa, the author of the report and analyst at Gartner, underlines this concern. He says that even though software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) was becoming incredibly popular, it was still vulnerable to security breaches in the WAN, leading to the “rethinking of security.”

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