Keeping up with a Hybrid Workforce Requires Fast Tracking SASE in 2021

Today, organizations must be able to provide fast, reliable, and secure access to their employees no matter where they’re located or what devices they’re using. Doing so requires a change in how security is delivered so organizations can protect workers on the web, across the network, as they access cloud services and data on multiple endpoints. This really sets the stage for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

Fast Track to SASE – April 21, 11am CDT

Here’s a preview of a few of the key SASE insights they’ll discuss:

On April 21, Eric Hanselman, principal research analyst at 451 Research, will join our Chief Product Officer Nico Popp in a fireside chat to discuss SASE and how it is being driven by an expanding hybrid work environment.

Pre-pandemic, CISOs were already viewing SASE as a priority—a natural outgrowth of their digital transformation to the cloud. The start of the pandemic forced organizations to do whatever it took to immediately provide functional access to remote employees.

SASE continues to be a priority for CISOs:

Data security is becoming an important part of the SASE equation:

For many, that meant relying on traditional solutions like VPNs even though they came with significant cost and operational burdens. Now that the world is settling in for the long haul, many of those organizations are looking for longer-term solutions that address the fundamental issues of access scalability, meaningful visibility and data security—all things that SASE can help achieve.

Understanding the endpoint is key:

While SASE represents a re-thinking of both network and cloud security, organizations are realizing those a means to an end: enabling people to use business data safely and efficiently. In the past, data protection often was seen as a separate discussion, but the events of 2020 shined a light on how access and usage are a continuum that has to be addressed together.

Our unified endpoint agent steers network traffic to the right access points and controls (such as gateways for getting to private apps, the web, and the cloud); monitors activity to provide full visibility into users’ behaviors and actions; and enforces security policies for protecting data and ensuring that cloud-based SASE services are accessed properly.

Compared to traditional internal network controls, the cloud often provides limited visibility to how a person is using data. For remote workers, the cloud is often the source of data, but the endpoint is where much of the important usage of that data occurs. We at Forcepoint think of the endpoint as a trilogy within the SASE story.

Register today to tune into our Fast Track to SASE in 2021 webcast on April 21.

And that’s just the start. Eric and Nico will also be discussing actionable steps you can take for getting started with SASE. They’ll highlight how successful SASE implementations should start with identity capabilities that allow for effective integration. This makes it much easier to layer on robust access capabilities, not just delivery capabilities. And finally, to enforce controls at the point of use. It’ll be a fun conversation. Hope to see you there.

This post was first first published on Forcepoint website by Jim Fulton. You can view it by clicking here