SASE (Secure Access Service Edge)

The complete collection of resources on everything SASE – the revolutionary new security product offering unified and scalable security to organizations. Read on to learn more about how SASE can accelerate IT activities and reduce their costs.

What is SASE?

SASE is the end of IT teams consuming a variety of highly segmented, hardware-based cybersecurity options offered separately from different vendors.

A simpler and more holistic approach, SASE network security infrastructure is built for the cloud, and deployed within the cloud.

SASE enables IT teams to more easily consume security and gain visibility into all local and cloud resources from a single platform. Orchestrating security is simpler when the most vital tools can all be integrated with one click into every corner of the network.

Why SASE Security is a Must for Organizations

IT traditionally protects the data inside an organization’s network by managing a stack of different security tools and hardware. This approach is no longer effective as organizations increasingly aim towards a future that pivots around the cloud and remote work, while SASE is purpose-built for it.

Legacy Solutions

  • Hard for IT to onboard, configure and manage
  • Not scalable as organizations grow
  • Difficult to integrate with the cloud and SaaS
  • Reliant on hardware-based architecture
  • Not conducive to remote workers


  • Easily orchestrate security tools with single provider, fast onboarding
  • User-centric policies and user groups make scaling security easy, subscription model
  • Security “as a service” for integration with local and cloud resources
  • Only software required to create and manage networks
  • Pushes resource access and security to the edge

Gartner & SASE: The Beginning

In late 2019, global research and advisory firm Gartner released a new report entitled The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud, in which they first defined the term SASE, or Secure Access Service Edge.

SASE combines network security functions (such as Secure Web Gateway, Cloud Access Service Broker, Firewall as a Service and Zero Trust Network Access), with Wide Area Network capabilities (i.e., SDWAN) to support the dynamic secure access needs of organizations. These capabilities are delivered primarily as a Service and based upon the identity of the entity, real time context and security/compliance policies.

Andrew Lerner, Gartner

Gartner recognized that SD-WAN, the still-popular software-based networking model, could be a suitable complement to cloud consolidation in the security industry. A great analogy is Microsoft Office: What used to be an array of separately-packaged products like Excel, Word, and Outlook became a single cloud-based service that was easier to administer to the business world.

SASE is simply the moniker Gartner chose for the same trend materializing in the security industry. Now that the Gartner report has kickstarted a space race in security, the industry is seeing many mergers and acquisitions, technology partnerships, and of course new startups that are determined to provide organizations with some of the first iterations of SASE.

SASE Use Cases

SASE Use Cases

A single cloud management platform provides consolidated, user-centric networks and granular policy management for organizations of all sizes.

Zero Trust NaaS

Multi-regional cloud networking provides a comprehensive set of converged secure network capabilities, delivered and managed over our multi-tenant cloud.

Firewall as a Service

Protects the organization’s site-centric networks from potential threats with modern, next-gen firewall security features.

Cloud Sandboxing

To analyze unknown files for zero-day and advanced threats. SASE platforms deliver full sandbox protection on and off your network.

DNS Security

Automatically prevents access to millions of malicious domains through real-time analysis with global threat intelligence.

SaaS Security

SASE integrates directly with and ensures security for services such as Office 365, Google Drive, Dropbox, Salesforce and others.

Endpoint Security

Multiple endpoint protection capabilities, including next-generation malware protection and visibility into encrypted traffic.

Endpoint Compliance

Scan for security features like Firewall, Anti-Virus, Windows patches, processes and more, promoting a more secure network.