Cyber Security Sase

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

17 August 2023 Time to read:  minutes

Author: Alon Josefsberg, Trustmarque cyber security pre-sales consultant

Empowering your strategy with Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Hybrid working has changed the way workplaces now operate, allowing for greater flexibility for businesses, and improved employee satisfaction and productivity. This does present a new set of security challenges that can be overcome with the right cyber security strategy and solutions.

Navigating to cyber security excellence

The accelerated growth of data collection, cloud services, and change in user behaviour use of devices and applications, introduces a wider attack surface for malicious actors. Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) seamlessly converges network and cloud security, offering an all-encompassing solution to bolster your cybersecurity strategy, decision-making processes, and selection of essential security products.

SASE’s cloud-native environments and its robust defence mechanisms are rewriting the safeguarding practices of hybrid working-enabled IT environments.

Defending against modern threats: SASE unveiled

As the mass adoption of cloud-based infrastructure continues, the traditional cyber security measures need to change to embrace its dynamic nature to protect against emerging threats. Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a transformative solution that adapts to the ever-evolving cyber security landscape. At its core, SASE is an architectural framework that harmonises network security and cloud security, offering secure access to cloud applications and data from any location or authorised device.

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Combatting threats with SASE: a resolute defence

SASE serves as a robust defence mechanism against a wide range of cyber threats, including:

  • Data breaches and unauthorised access: ensure only authorised users can access sensitive data, mitigating data breaches and unauthorised access attempts.
  • Malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs): With real-time threat detection and updates, safeguard against malware and APTs, neutralising potential breaches.
  • Insider threats and data leakage: cloud access security brokers (CASBs) integrated within SASE prevents data exfiltration and provide insights into unusual data traffic patterns.
  • Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks: SASE’s network security components effectively filter and mitigate DDoS attacks, maintaining operational continuity.
  • Shadow IT and unsanctioned cloud apps: CASBs in SASE enable visibility into cloud application usage, enabling proactive management of shadow IT and associated risks.

Smart solutions: elevating your security ecosystem

SASE software solutions bring you a range of smart features:

Integrated security suite: A unified suite incorporating identity management, threat detection, and data protection simplifies your security ecosystem and reduces potential vulnerabilities.

Cloud-native scalability: SASE’s cloud-native design ensures seamless scalability, allowing your security infrastructure to evolve in step with your business growth.

User-centric access management: Enhance security without compromising user experience through user-centric access controls and single sign-on capabilities.

Real-time threat intelligence: SASE’s real-time threat intelligence feeds and machine learning capabilities keep you ahead of emerging risks, safeguarding against evolving threats.

Cloud access security brokers (CASB) integration: The integration of CASBs into SASE empowers you with granular visibility and control over cloud application usage, ensuring comprehensive data protection.

Embracing a secure future: the power of SASE

SASE redefines how we defend against threats. It empowers cyber security professionals to proactively combat risks, make informed decisions, and establish resilient security strategies. By embracing it, you’re not just safeguarding your digital assets, you’re taking a transformative approach to your cyber security.

Trustmarque SASE workshop

Trustmarque can help you to unlock the power of SASE and implement it seamlessly into your existing infrastructure. Our SASE Workshop is an exploratory session designed to explain how it could help your organisation and what the right approach would be to implement SASE in your circumstances.

Author: Alon Josefsberg, Trustmarque cyber security pre-sales consultant

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