Cisco’s cloud-based, scalable architecture underpins its end-to-end SASE solution.
As the workforce has become more distributed and cloud traffic continues to soar, the demand for anywhere, anytime access has grown.
How can IT leverage a simpler, more scalable method to securely connect users to the applications they need? By bringing network and security functions closer to users and devices, at the edge—and moving to a cloud-based, as-a-service model called secure access service edge (SASE).
Remote work accelerated in 2020 and with it, SASE adoption. Gartner gave a name to an architecture that’s been in motion for years, heightened by a sudden shift to remote work. SASE marks a shift from the data center as the center of the universe to a more cloud-centric model. Organizations now need the ability to pivot on a dime to enable secure connectivity for in-office, work from home, or anywhere in between. Simply put, SASE is another way to describe your journey to the cloud.
The first thing to know about SASE is that it’s not a product, it’s an architecture. And because everyone starts from a different place, transitioning your network to the cloud is a journey. Some move fast while others take a stair-step approach. SASE is a relatively new name – but not for Cisco. Our cloud-based, scalable architecture forms the foundation for the most complete, end-to-end SASE solution today.
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