Secured Access Service Edge (SASE), introduced by Gartner in Aug 2019, is a framework to converge network and security functions as an integrated service hosted at the cloud edge for improved network protection and performance. This article describes network vulnerabilities and how SASE helps to protect the network and end users from the impact of these vulnerabilities
What Is Network Vulnerability
A network vulnerability is a software, hardware flaw, or organizational processes, which when compromised by a threat, can result in a security breach.
Types Of Network Vulnerabilities
Most common types of network vulnerabilities are:
It takes huge investment in time, money & resources for continuous monitoring, upgrading, and detecting and resolving the threats due to network vulnerabilities. Enterprise network security team needs to assess overall security posture of the enterprise network & systems to address the potential vulnerabilities before they become lethal for the network, individual employees, and overall company.
What Is SASE, Its Benefits, And How It Helps:
Secured Access Service Edge (SASE) is hosted at the cloud edge. Three fundamental characteristics of SASE are:
It delivers following benefits:
How SASE Addresses Network Vulnerabilities:
- DNS reputation
- CASB – Cloud Access Security Broker
- ZTA – zero-trust network access, End device Posture control
- Email protection, DLP – Data Loss Prevention, Malware protection
- FWaaS – Firewall as a service with support for IDP/IPS
- Secure Web Gateway
- Network analysis to identify cases where malware begins
Old approaches to address network vulnerabilities are simply incapable & not cost effective for keeping up with evolving & complicated networking environment and the proliferation of cyberthreats that can cause major damage to businesses. SASE provides a completely different architecture for network and cloud security that enables protection to all users (i.e., on-premises, remote works, road warriors), assets and applications hosted on a server in the corporate data center or residing in the cloud.
Manoj Wagle, Co-founder and CTO of Nouveau Labs
A Technology & Engineering leader with extensive experience in developing products & systems in Cellular/Enterprise Wireless (WiFi), IP Networking/Mobility, Routing & Security domains. Setup exceptional R&D teams for development & support of wired/wireless networking products in Motorola & Aruba/HPE.
About Nouveau Labs:
Nouveau Labs is actively engaged with multi-national companies to develop & support cloud based Zero Trust products. Engineering engagements include system engineering/evaluation, product development & support services. Nouveau Labs has been building and nurturing engineering teams to build cloud based secure access, multi-factor authentication, platform migration & AI/analytics features.
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