You start to log in to work from the home office you’ve occupied for the last two years only to sit and wait patiently as your virtual private network (VPN) dials up. After a few minutes, it validates your credentials. You have access to log in and you peruse your emails over coffee.
One email stands out because it looks related to a purchase you made recently. What you don’t know is that it is a phishing email. The website it links to is malicious. Your proxy did not yet blacklist the site, so the site exploits a weakness in your browser. From there, it installs malware on your PC.
At the same time, you had downloaded a large group of files, including details about an upcoming product launch. This malware then collects sensitive data about the new product launch and copies it to another server. This confidential information is now leaked.
If this isn’t the day you want yourself or your remote workforce to have, there is a better way. Secure access service edge (SASE) converges traditional networking security and Network-as-a-Service technologies into one single comprehensive framework. It is not a new technology. The technology already exists, but rather than users coming to your network (i.e., clunky VPNs), SASE brings the network to every user, device and app. Let’s dig into six use cases where a SASE framework is valuable.
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