How SDP and SASE enable Zero Trust Architecture
SDP (software-defined perimeter) which is also referred to as ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) is a software-defined approach to secure remote access. SDP is based on strong user authentication, application-level access rights, and continuous risk assessment throughout user sessions. With that description alone, it becomes easy to see how SDP makes it possible to implement Zero Trust Architecture.
When SDP is part of a larger SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) platform, enterprises gain additional security and performance benefits as well. SDP with SASE eliminates the complexity of deploying appliances at each location and the unpredictability that comes from depending on the public Internet as a network backbone. Additionally, with SASE, advanced security features are baked-in to the underlying network infrastructure. In short, SDP as a part of SASE enables Zero Trust Architecture to reach its full potential. In turn, this simplifies securing a remote workforce with ztna.
For example, the Cato SASE platform implements zero trust and delivers:
- Integrated client-based or clientless browser-based remote access
- Authentication via secure MFA
- Authorization based upon application-level access policies based on user identities
- DPI (deep packet inspection) and an intelligent anti-malware engine for continuous protection against threats
- Advanced security features such as NGFW (next-generation firewall), IPS (intrusion prevention system), and SWG (secure web gateway)
- Optimized end-to-end performance for on-premises and cloud resources
- A globally distributed cloud-scale platform accessible from all network edges
- A network backbone supported by 50+ PoPs (points of presence) and a 99.999% uptime SLA
Interested in learning more about SDP, SASE, and Zero Trust Architecture?
If you’d like to learn more about SDP, SASE, or Zero Trust Architecture, please contact us today or sign up to demo the Cato SASE platform. If you’d like to learn more about how to make a secure and modern approach to remote work for the enterprise, download our eBook Work from Anywhere for Everyone. Alternatively, to see how easy it is to set up your organization with ZTNA, watch our demo on how to configure ZTNA.