CYBERSECURITY FIELD GUIDE #3.0
Get SASE to Accelerate
The effectiveness of the traditional corporate security perimeter has diminished. Enter SASE – it simplifies and streamlines connectivity and security. Here’s a comprehensive view of SASE to help you mitigate risk and strengthen defenses.
The Topics and Summaries
Enterprises now house 45% of their data in the public cloud. How much will this increase over the next year? In section one of this field guide, you’ll find the answer to this question as well as things like:
- SASE Evolution
- SASE and Digital Transformation
- SASE Benefits
SASE will increasingly unite a significant number of networking and security functions into a single cloud-delivered ecosystem. We believe five functions currently represent the core capabilities organizations should evaluate:
- Uniting Functions
- Identity is Critical
- Evaluation Considerations
Now what? Understanding the foundational SASE elements is a good start. From there, look for opportunities to start your SASE journey. But don’t forget to consider some of the crosscurrents you will need to navigate.
- Adoption Scenarios
- SASE Uncertainties
Vendors offering SASE have multiplied dramatically over the last year - as distributors threw together (or assembled) their suite of SASE solutions both through internal development or the acquisition of complementary technologies. When looking at vendors:
- Examine what you have and consider existing/incumbent providers and their SASE roadmaps.
- However, don’t limit your evaluations to incumbent vendors (although the continuity can provide meaningful benefits in terms of less stranded cost for current tech investments and internal staff training.)
- Most of the well-established vendors in all these domains have a SASE vision.
Take a Look Inside
It’s all here: SASE Evolution. SASE and Digital Transformation. SASE Benefits. SASE Features. Uniting Functions. SASE and Identity. SASE Providers. SASE is an emerging paradigm with these potential benefits:
- Improving the user experience for road warriors or branch office employees accessing cloud resources by reducing backhaul and session latency.
- Enhancing security by enforcing zero trust principles and leveraging an integrated stack of security inspection functionality.
- Offering cloud scalability and flexibility to support changing user requirements rapidly.
- Reducing IT management overhead for networking and security infrastructure.
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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Designed with you in mind – with easily searchable content – these field guides will become a “go-to” reference for all your cybersecurity strategies and tactics. Each one is topic-specific and based on years of “been-there-done-that” research. Like what? From change management to getting ahead of ransomware to surviving an attack, implementing SASE or Zero Trust, it’s all here – with more to come!
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