SASE: Networking and Security Architecture for the post COVID-19 World

Businesses are in the midst of a massive transformation of legacy MPLS and VPN-based networks to cloud-first and work-from-anywhere architecture. Multiple technologies are being introduced to support this transformation: SD-WAN, Firewall as a Service (FWaaS), Secure Web Gateways (SWG), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). Most recently, a new architecture has emerged, that is converging all these capabilities into a single platform: The Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

IT executives and professionals, like yourself, are asking: what is SASE and how does it enable our WAN transformation initiatives? And, how can it support business access requirements during and after COVID-19?

In his concise white paper, Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink, clearly addresses the following topics:

  • The drivers for WAN transformation and the impact of COVID-19 on IT priorities
  • The key attributes and primary use cases of a true SASE platform
  • When is the right time to adopt a SASE strategy?
  • What are key considerations for selecting a SASE platform

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Cato Networks recognized 12x by Gartner in:

  • Gartner Market Guide for Managed SD-WAN Services
  • Gartner Market Guide for Virtual Private Networks
  • Gartner Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access
  • Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Resilience, 2021
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2021
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2021
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2021
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 2019
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Edge Computing, 2021
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2021
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Workplace Infrastructure and Operations, 2021
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2021

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