IDC predicts that 1 million new devices will go online every hour by 2020. With the exponential increase in devices and applications, the threat surface area for an organization has expanded beyond traditional means. To reduce risk and complexity, security will need to be embedded within hardware and software solutions, have flexible deployment options, and work with each other to provide integrated multilayered protection. Expect security architectures to be simple, open, and automated so your network has better performance, works with other solutions, and is easier to manage.
As a result of the amount of growth experienced by digital organizations, it's becoming more and more important to know what is going on with your network at all times – across all applications, users, and devices. Expect networking and security teams to work more closely and leverage network infrastructure to extend visibility everywhere.
Secure access service edge, or SASE (pronounced “sassy”), is an emerging cybersecurity concept that Gartner described in the August 2019 report The Future of Network Security in the Cloud. SASE is the convergence of wide area networking, or WAN, and network security services like CASB, FWaaS and Zero Trust, into a single, cloud-delivered service model. According to Gartner, “SASE capabilities are delivered as a service based upon the identity of the entity, real-time context, enterprise security/compliance policies and continuous assessment of risk/trust throughout the sessions. Identities of entities can be associated with people, groups of people (branch offices), devices, applications, services, IoT systems or edge computing locations."
Gartner expects that, “by 2024, at least 40% of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE, up from less than 1% at year-end 2018.” A SASE architecture identifies users and devices, applies policy-based security, and delivers secure access to the appropriate application or data. This approach allows organizations to apply secure access no matter where their users, applications or devices are located.
Cloud Cyber Security is a term that's used for may aspects of securing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures. One of the core competences of Cypress Consulting within the domain of Cloud Security is the migration from traditional security models (Private Cloud, Firewall, IPsec, VPN, etc.) to the SASE security model. For a rapid and smooth migration, your team must understand your current and new security products. And your organization must be prepared to quickly address typical conversion challenges created by interpretation errors, human errors, and zone-based versus single-zone policies. Our service provides you extensive knowledge of SASE deployments. Using time-tested migration methodologies and automated processes that minimize data entry errors, our service delivers infrastructure and business analysis, as well as design, test, and deployment guidance.
The SASE security model can help your organization in several ways:
- Flexibility: With a cloud-based infrastructure, you can implement and deliver security services such as threat prevention, web filtering, sandboxing, DNS security, credential theft prevention, data loss prevention and next-generation firewall policies.
- Cost savings: Instead of buying and managing multiple point products, utilizing a single platform will dramatically reduce your costs and IT resources.
- Reduced complexity: You can simplify your IT infrastructure by minimizing the number of security products your IT team has to manage, update and maintain, consolidating your security stack into a cloud-based network security service model.
- Increased performance: With a cloud infrastructure, you can easily connect to wherever resources are located. Access to apps, the internet and corporate data is available globally.
- Zero Trust: A Zero Trust approach to the cloud removes trust assumptions when users, devices and applications connect. A SASE solution will provide complete session protection, regardless of whether a user is on or off the corporate network.
- Threat prevention: With full content inspection integrated into a SASE solution, you benefit from more security and visibility into your network.
- Data protection: Implementing data protection policies within a SASE framework helps prevent unauthorized access and abuse of sensitive data.
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