What's the hype around SASE?

SASE network security in data centre

With the colossal uptake of cloud-based technologies by businesses in recent years, we’ve seen a rise in the demand for secure access service edge (SASE) solutions. SASE is a network architecture that combines software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and security capabilities into a single, cloud-delivered service.

This approach to network security is rapidly gaining popularity, and for good reason. In this blog, we'll discuss the hype around SASE, why companies are struggling to adopt it, and how Hughes Europe can help with our Managed SASE solution.

SASE provides a comprehensive security solution for organisations' networks. So, with cybersecurity a top concern, the hype is wholly justified. Businesses have been moving to cloud-based technologies and users have come to expect access anywhere, anytime. As a result, the traditional security model is no longer sufficient: the vulnerability of networks to cybercriminal attacks and other breaches has grown exponentially.

SASE provides secure access to cloud-based applications and data for users, irrespective of their device or location. It's a more flexible and scalable approach to network security, making it easier for businesses to manage their security requirements as they grow. By combining SD-WAN and SSE (security service edge), SASE provides better visibility and control over network traffic.

Reason number two for the hype around SASE is that it also improves network performance. And better network performance, with reduced latency, leads to improved application performance, which means an overall better user experience.


Why are organisations struggling to adopt SASE?


Network security, improved network performance and a much-enhanced user experience. What’s not to like? And yet many organisations are struggling to adopt SASE. One of the main reasons is that they have relatively small IT teams which may lack the required expertise in order to successfully design, implement, and manage a SASE solution.

Even if they do have the expertise, they lack the (human) bandwidth to implement and maintain SASE. And for these reasons, it’s no surprise that ‘more than 66% of IT organisations prefer to consume SD-WAN as a managed service and more than 21% prefer a do-it-yourself SD-WAN implementation'1 which further displays an increased likelihood of struggle when it comes to transitioning to SASE. 


This is where Hughes Europe can help


At Hughes Europe, we understand the challenges that businesses face when undergoing digital transformation. That's why we offer a Managed SASE solution that removes the complexity from SASE adoption.

Our Managed SASE capability provides businesses with a complete SASE service that includes design, implementation, and management of the SASE network. This allows businesses to focus on their core operations while we take care of their network security needs.

Hughes Managed SASE is flexible and scalable, enabling businesses to adapt to their changing security needs as they grow. We provide a single point of contact for all SASE-related issues, making it easy for businesses to get the support they need when they need it.

We also offer 24/7 monitoring and support, ensuring that businesses have the peace of mind they need to focus on their operations.

Speak to us today to learn more about how we can help with your SD-WAN and SASE needs.


1 Why is the transition from SD-WAN to SASE so painful? | Network World