Now that you have an understanding of what is SASE, let’s now look at what its advantages are and what’s driving its adoption?
SASE provides three primary benefits for businesses:
- Helps reduce IT complexity and cost
- Helps improve application performance and user experience
- Helps reduce risk
Rather than patch added capacity together as a method to scale, the SASE security model is similar to edge computing. However, the SASE model expands the security boundary as close to the users as possible. In doing so, you can leverage the full computing power of the cloud to reduce latency and optimize bandwidth availability for speed, helping to improve user experiences. And because SASE is cloud-based, it also enables you to use the latest security measures and features as soon as they're available.
A SASE security model provides the extendable security scale that modern applications require. It enables optimized infrastructure costs by leveraging on-demand cloud space and gives the user the freedom to operate in an expandable security environment.
SASE is also a natural fit with Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offerings that many businesses choose. NaaS provides a closer integration between network offerings and network security. To meet the needs of modern businesses, NaaS has to provide both cloud-based and on-premise security. This dynamic helps pave the way for the deployment of SASE.