Cloud services and networking are driving the concept of digital businesses, yet traditional networking and cybersecurity architectures are far from meeting the demands of the digital business.
Gartner’s “The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud” report spells out the potential for the transformation of networking and security in the cloud, built upon a new networking and security model. That model is called Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), a term coined by Gartner’s leading security analysts Neil MacDonald, Lawrence Orans, and Joe Skorupa.
Gartner claims that SASE has the potential to invert the established networking and security service stack from one based in the data center into a design that shifts the focal point of identity to the user and the endpoint device.
SASE addresses the numerous problems that have been discovered with traditional cybersecurity methods used in the cloud. Many of those problems have roots with the ideology that network security architectures must be placed at the center of connectivity in the data center.
Those legacy applications of network security cannot efficiently support newer networking ideologies and use cases, such as the shift…