The Benefits of SASE
Digitalization, work-from-anywhere, and cloud computing are expediting the adoption of SASE across all industries and geographies. In fact, by 2025, 60% of enterprises will already have explicit strategies and timelines for SASE migration according to Gartner.
But what exactly are the benefits of SASE that are driving this migration? In a nutshell, it’s the ability of SASE to deliver true convergence, enabling enterprises to move faster, increase security, and save cost.
The Benefits of Moving Faster
and Boosting Performance
The SASE architecture leverages key cloud capabilities including elasticity and scalability. This provides a platform that instantly adapts to emerging business needs, such as connecting a remote workforce with just a click of a button; or provisioning new resources easily for quick global expansion.
True SASE implements a single-pass engine that processes each packet for multiple networking and security objectives in parallel. This delivers maximum flexibility with minimal latency and resource requirements.
SASE’s globally distributed PoPs ensure that all networking and security capabilities are available everywhere, delivering the best possible experience to all edges.
Managing an ever-growing pile of point solutions is becoming too complex, too slow. One of the SASE benefits is that, management becomes simple via a single-pane-of-glass that provides control across an entire enterprise.
IT is relieved of maintenance tasks like patching and hardware replacements, and can focus efforts on responding quickly to evolving business challenges.
The Benefit of Increasing Security
via a Unified Policy
Same security everywhere
Legacy appliances often lack critical functions such as IPS, NGFW, and SWG. SASE solves this problem with a full security stack built into its underlying network infrastructure, with all edges enjoying the same level of protection from a unified policy.
User and resource identity, as opposed to just an IP address, drives SASE policies. This approach reduces operational overhead by letting enterprises develop one set of networking and security policies for users regardless of device or location.
No capacity limitations
A cloud-native service, SASE removes all appliance capacity concerns, enabling IT to fully protect all resources and maintain an optimal security posture.
A SASE platform can recover from failures at all levels of its architecture, ensuring an always-on service for maximum uptime.
With SASE, IT has complete visibility into the network as all WAN and Internet traffic passes through the SASE Cloud. There are no blind spots and IT is able to easily maintain control of the entire network.
The Benefit of Removing Complexity and Reducing Cost
SASE enables augmenting or replacing MPLS altogether. This offers an immediate, significant cost-saving compared to the expensive MPLS links.
Optimized cost model
SASE eliminates the need for any CAPEX purchases and in-house management and maintenance. All costs are transformed to OPEX.
SASE minimizes both visible and hidden costs:
Visible costs – SASE includes all networking and security functions, eliminating the cost of purchasing point solutions.
Hidden costs – With legacy solutions, IT is busy agonizing over how to handle the network and unintentionally slowing down business. With SASE, the burden of sizing, deploying, configuring, patching, upgrading, and maintaining multiple point solutions is removed, turning IT into a business enabler.