This year, businesses needed to expand their remote work capabilities nearly overnight. The migration to the cloud and the unprecedented rise in the number of employees working from home has created network and security challenges. Many organizations were unprepared to architect a network and security deployment that protects from breaches while maintaining business progression. Today’s rapidly changing digital world has enterprises facing a continuously evolving set of security threats.
SD-WAN is an increasingly common way to approach routing in the world of cloud computing. Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a network architecture that combines an application-aware WAN approach and security functions in one cloud-based service. SD-WAN is an essential component and building block of SASE.
All cybersecurity elements need to come together to create a holistic approach, and this is where SASE comes in. SASE can securely bridge cloud services into the SD-WAN, allowing branch offices and remote users to access services. It helps to mitigate risks by incorporating all necessary cloud security into one solution. SASE is delivered as a service, minimizing or eliminating the need for specialized hardware. IT teams can easily connect and secure all of their organization’s networks and users in an agile, cost-effective, and scalable way.
SASE is innovative and disruptive because it will transform how network security is utilized. It combines WAN capabilities with network security functions: secure web gateway, cloud access security broker, firewall-as-a-service, and zero-trust network access. SASE is user-centric with policy management for organizations of all sizes as a single cloud management platform.
Secure Remote Access
In today’s business environment, remote access to systems, data, and servers is expected and necessary. Enterprise networking needs better tools to deliver the services needed in evolved computing ecosystems. Organizations embracing the shift in workforce dynamics can have comprehensive security options that are a feature of SASE SD-WAN platforms.
VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® solves WAN security challenges by providing a best-of-breed approach to security and native security capabilities. VMware SD-WAN enables access to any apps in the cloud, from anywhere, on any device. The VMware SASE approach to cloud-delivered security provides enterprises with an excellent opportunity to strengthen their cybersecurity posture and quickly deploy the latest cyber defense mechanisms.
VMware SASE offers a strongly established SD-WAN solution, combined with zero trust network access (ZTNA), cloud web security, and next generation firewall (NGFW). VMware is well poised to build out our SASE solution because we already have 2000 gateways installed at 100+ points of presence (PoPs) globally. Ultimately, we believe networking and security must come together to serve users at the branch, home, or away.
Learn more about comprehensive security for all software-defined networking planes in “Secure Your Enterprise WAN with VMware SD-WAN” webinar.