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Censornet: Why SASE is now crucial for the hybrid workplace

With Gartner reporting that some 80% of enterprises will have moved to a unified security strategy by 2025, secure access service edge (SASE) related offerings are becoming essential, notes Censornet.

“Organisations that can connect email, web and cloud application security, with identity and context, can close the gaps in their security posture,” the vendor said in its Technology Leaders’ Guide to SASE.

Censornet’s view is that SASE makes it easier to deliver network security right to the edge when end users are interacting with the organisation beyond the traditional network perimeter.

“SASE simultaneously optimises user experience while offering better protection and faster performance,” he said.

A single cloud-based platform can ease the difficulties around addressing the security needs of a more mobile workforce as well as shrink the cost and complexity of managing multiple point solutions and vendors, according to Censornet.

User authentication in the post-perimeter world must increasingly go beyond checking that users have the right credentials.

Network identity and location, geolocation, device identity and status (including patches), whether they are requesting access at an expected time, and whether they could as individuals realistically be physically present at that location should all be assessed, according to Censornet’s SASE guide.

“Workers are using cloud apps as standard and accessing sensitive data and systems from a huge variety of locations, devices, and networks. They’re no longer ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ the perimeter — they are the perimeter,” the vendor explained.

For example, Censornet’s platform consolidates cloud security into one offering that includes email security, web security, cloud access security broker (CASB) and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Multiple technologies can ensure enterprise-class threat detection with “very high” accuracy versus a traditional single engine solution, according to Censornet.

( Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay )

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