Cybersecurity Field Guide #3.0: Get SASE to Accelerate Your Digital Transformation

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November 04, 2020

SASE. We know you’ve seen the acronym at least as much as we have. Unfortunately, SASE has become an overused marketing term with various vendors promoting somewhat different definitions emphasizing their particular strengths. The result has been market confusion as IT infrastructure teams attempt to make sense of the current landscape. Let’s clear up the confusion. Optiv’s third Cybersecurity Field Guide will help you better understand SASE, the promise of its future, its benefits and hurdles, and includes a list of SASE providers.

 

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SASE: How Did We Get to It?

Not so long ago, network and security architecture were far easier to manage. Why? Fewer remote workers to govern, and most of the enterprise application estate was confined to corporate data centers. The traditional security perimeter was effective.

 

But now it’s 2020, and organizations’ digital transformation efforts have dramatically altered IT infrastructure to pursue increased business agility and efficacy. The COVID-19 pandemic instantly spiked both the number of remote workers and subsequently increased their network and data access.  
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Add to this the cloud migration, and you have data moving outside the traditional security perimeter and workers moving through paths that don’t process through the corporate security tech stack.

 

Results: the effectiveness of the traditional corporate security perimeter has diminished. 

 

Enter SASE – it simplifies and streamlines connectivity and security

 

How? Here’s a comprehensive view of SASE to help you mitigate risk and strengthen defenses.

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Four Topics and Summaries

Field Guide Library

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CYBERSECURITY FIELD GUIDE #1

 

What to Do When Everything Changes

 

COVID-19 meant an accelerated digital transformation (change, change and more change). But it won’t be the only thing that rattles your environment. Our first guide will help you navigate cybersecurity complexities in a world where innovation never stops, and small and large threats arise daily.

 

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CYBERSECURITY FIELD GUIDE #2

 

How to Survive an Attack

 

Looking to create an effective, comprehensive response to cyber attacks? Well, this is the Field Guide for you. It looks at how – from assembling your cross-functional team to tabletop exercises and war games – to mitigation if the unthinkable happens.

 

 
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CYBERSECURITY FIELD GUIDE #3

 

Get SASE to Accelerate Your Digital Transformation

 

Let's clear up SASE confusion. Optiv's third Cybersecurity Field Guide will help you better understand SASE, the promise of its future, its benefits and hurdles and includes a list of providers.

 

 
 
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CYBERSECURITY FIELD GUIDE #3.5

 

How to Effectively Implement and Operationalize SASE

 

This guide offers advice on how to prepare, plan, design, implement, operate and optimize your custom SASE plan.