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