What is SASE?

SASE (Security Access Service Edge), pronounced “sassy”, is an emerging cybersecurity concept that converges networking and security functionalities into a cloud-native architecture. The term was introduced by Gartner in 2019, in response to the growing complexity of modern networks, characterized by SaaS technology and remote working models.

SASE uses strategically placed points-of-presence (PoPs) to route traffic across networks of all sizes and locations.

The SASE Security Model

The SASE Security Model consists of 5 core network and security technologies:

Key takeaways

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    SASE is a relatively new term that is continuing to develop as more organizations adopt its principles.
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    SASE improves network security and connectivity by converging these functions via the cloud.
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    SASE can be scaled across networks of all sizes, across the globe.
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