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|Scaling Cybersecurity with SASE – and What You Should Look for in a Solution
|Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:47:06 AM
By Negisa Taymourian, Cisco
In our last post on SASE security, we covered two key benefits of Secure Access Service Edge architecture — the security and simplicity that come from converging multiple services in a single solution delivered from the cloud. Today, we’re talking about scaling that cybersecurity to meet the growing needs of your business.
Cybersecurity at an entirely different scale
Today’s cybersecurity professionals are tasked with securing a myriad of “branches of one” — individual users connecting to apps, data, and the internet, all of whom need reliable security and performance. The rise of remote, branch, and hybrid work environments — along with more roaming users, on more devices, in more places — mean that the demands on your network and its security will only increase. You need to ensure your networking and security solutions are up for the challenge, scaling to provide the same strong protection — and the same performance and throughput — as your needs grow and evolve.
How can a SASE cloud security solution help? The key is its flexible architecture, which is designed to scale to secure all the users in your organization and adapt to meet all the changing needs of your business. When we talk about SASE solutions, we often speak of their simplicity in deployment and management. This simplicity should also apply to growth and the platform’s ability to easily integrate other networking and cybersecurity services:
There are a few other key components that will help your SASE solution keep up with your increasing demands. Microservices-based architecture gives you the flexibility to optimize performance anywhere. Direct peering with ISPs, CDNs, and SaaS platforms provides the fastest route to any request. And a high-performance, high-volume network allows for superior speed, reliability, and latency. Together, this architecture will ensure that all your users, everywhere, have the protection and performance they need, at any scale.
SASE is here to stay, and Cisco Umbrella is here to help
SASE opens the doors to simplicity, security, and scalability like no one other cybersecurity solution before it.
But, it’s not an easy standard to rise to — SASE requires the best solutions integrated with the best platform and the best network. Here at Cisco, we feel that our Umbrella cloud security solution is the best place to begin your SASE journey. It offers everything you need today with an extendable ecosystem for everything you’ll need tomorrow.
Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-native security service that unifies a variety of leading networking and security solutions in one platform to provide powerful protection from cyberattacks. Backed by a trusted global network — featuring multi-tenant architecture with container-based microservices — Cisco Umbrella offers service flexibility, seamless updates and innovations, and automated scalability. Plus, Cisco Umbrella provides open APIs and an ecosystem designed for maximum product extensibility.
Cisco Umbrella delivers the most secure, most reliable, and fastest internet experience to more than 100 million users daily. And when it comes to SASE simplicity, security, and scalability, it’s hard to top Cisco Umbrella:
The time has come to start your SASE journey and get powerful cloud security with simplicity and scalability to match. Cisco Umbrella is uniquely positioned to help you along the way, with both the solutions and the network to consolidate your tools, migrate to the cloud, and realize the possibilities of SASE the right way. For more information on this topic and Cisco’s unique approach to SASE, check out our ebook, Investing in a long-term security strategy: The 3 keys to achieving SASE.