What Is SASE? A Guide To Secure Access Service Edge Architecture

What Is SASE?

The Ultimate Guide to Secure Access Service Edge Architecture

Are you interested in implementing SASE in your business? Let’s take a closer look at what is SASE and learn how its key capabilities address the demands of enabling a secure and efficient digital transformation. 


What is SASE and how your enterprise can benefit from it?

SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is a cloud-native network architecture that pairs WAN capabilities with high-quality network security. Pronounced “sassy”, SASE enables cloud-based security functions, simplified WAN deployment and improved application efficiency. Typical SASE security features include secure web gateways, firewalls and cloud access security brokers. 

Because SASE is a cloud-based service, it can be readily scaled up and down and billed based on usage. There are numerous other benefits to implementing SASE, including: 

  • Reduced overall operating costs.
  • Improved network performance and security.
  • Complete visibility across hybrid environments, such as users, apps and data.
  • Control of users, data and apps.
  • More efficient monitoring and reporting. 
  • Consistent data protection everywhere.
  • Reduced administrative time and effort.
  • Built-in integration for smoother solutions across platforms and tools.


The key capabilities of SASE

SASE offers a number of key capabilities for businesses wanting to excel with a digital transformation. These capabilities include:

  1. Complete flexibility of where and when security services are applied when security is integral to the network fabric.
  2. Policy-driven security that’s based on each user’s identity instead of a device, network access point or location. 
  3. Security applied based on the communication session that considers the user and device identity, as well as the data context.
  4. A purely software-defined service that doesn’t require expensive and inconvenient hardware or set locations.
  5. Can be applied to the logical edge of the network (a communication session) instead of the physical “edge” (an IT-controlled device or corporate office).
  6. Can safely connect many IoT devices that have little to no security capabilities.

SASE Architecture

How to bring together the benefits of SASE and SD-WAN 

Tangible Technology Networks offers a converged SASE and SD-WAN solution in an integrated single-stack, hardware-agnostic software-only offering that scales to the needs of any network. This way, your business can enjoy the benefits of SASE and SD-WAN with the simplified deployment and operation of multiple security services. 

Powered through Versa, this is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform designed to provide scalability, segmentation, programmability and automation. It also simplifies and automates the network and security services. Lastly, it ensures complete visibility and predictive analysis for your network, apps and security.  

Check out our Versa Secure Access SASE solution to learn how you can increase network efficiency, security and application consistency.