Digitalization and the cloud influence company networks: users gain access from home or on the go, usually through cloud-based apps and services. All sites and connected machines also need direct access to the network. The challenge: your decentralized infrastructure is becoming increasingly complex and your existing network has its limits. At the same time, you need to guarantee that users can use cloud services quickly and securely.
How can we guarantee you high worldwide performance if you are working with cloud services like AWS or Microsoft 365? How can a network and all endpoints be fully protected? The answer is security architecture based on Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). The cloud-based framework combines WAN and security: you will get modern, future-proof architecture that ensures you have the best connection and optimum protection across the whole network and periphery. This means your users can work more productively and create added value for your company.
Central network access is particularly detrimental for employees in external locations. With this set-up, they have slower connections and a poor user experience, which makes them less efficient. The solution is local breakouts. Using cloud-based branches, employees can get connected directly with AWS or Microsoft Cloud. This reduces latency and provides positive user experiences.
Employees also need secure access to the internet and cloud services when working from home or on the go, where they can get high performance without a detour through the central company network. Applications are therefore mapped in the cloud via connectors and can only be used individually by authorized users. As opposed to the earlier practice of checking IP addresses, the digital identities of employees can now be verified with a service like Zero Trust Network Access, to ensure that only authorized users can access your applications and data.
SASE primarily supplies functions through a cloud-based platform. This means that your admins do not have to install any hardware or software – upgrades and maintenance are carried out automatically. This not only reduces complexity and costs, but also reduces the workload of your IT team, who can then focus on tasks that add value to your company. Moreover, SASE strengthens your compliance, as security policies can be installed centrally and can be observed across the whole network. All security features that are being used are always kept current and provide effective protection against cyber threats like advanced threats, botnets or cross-site scripting.
We can work with you to determine the current state of your infrastructure and plan what the appropriate type of security architecture would be for you. You will benefit from our many years of experience from global security projects and our security operations centers that look out for cyber threats around the clock. We work together with you to complete a feasibility analysis for SASE, as well as the configuration, integration, testing, and launch of the new security framework. We will modernize your infrastructure and make your network fit for the cloud age.
With SASE, we can ensure excellent connectivity and secure access to applications and IT services from all endpoints. Our experts can support you in finding and implementing a suitable network. To do this, we use different SASE components depending on your individual requirements. These components include: