There’s no question: your network has left the building, and it continues to evolve. With a growing remote and roaming workforce and the widespread use of cloud-based apps and services, the network edge extends well beyond the data center. As a result, traditional data center-oriented security solutions are no longer providing the protection that users need to stay safe against cyber threats.
Historically, enterprises used a wide area network (WAN) to connect branches to a data center, backhauling all traffic through a central corporate network. But new business and IT demands are challenging that architecture with the advent of software-defined wide area network (SDWAN) technology. Now, your security needs to extend to the new network edge, wherever your users are working, to the branch of one.
More than ever, we need a new approach to keep users safe from threats, while delivering consistent network access with low latency to ensure efficiency and productivity. These changes are paving the way to a new convergence of networking and security in the cloud, and a new solution called the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), which delivers multiple security and network functions from the cloud, including secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA).
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