If you’re a medium to large enterprise with a workforce ranging from 20 to 500 employees, you may find yourself juggling various vendors and solutions for your networking and security needs. This not only increases your operational complexity but can also create potential gaps in your security posture.
In simple terms, SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) combines two important things for your business: networking and security. Instead of having to manage these two separately, which can be complex and costly, SASE puts them together in one easy-to-manage system that is based in the cloud. This makes it simpler for your business to connect its various locations and employees securely, while also making it easier to scale as your business grows. The end goal is to make your office technology more efficient, secure, and easier to manage.
At Novatech, we understand that managing disparate systems for IT services, cloud support, cybersecurity, and office equipment like copiers and printers can be both time-consuming and costly. That’s why we recommend considering a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture as a unified solution. This modern approach combines networking and security services into a single, cloud-native platform, perfectly aligning with Novatech’s mission to bring all your office technology needs under one reliable umbrella.
Core Components of SASE Architecture
When choosing to adopt SASE architecture, there are some necessary components in order for it to function correctly and help secure your data. We will cover some of the most commonly used and needed parts of a SASE architecture.
- SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network): SD-WAN serves as the backbone for connecting various enterprise locations. It allows for centralized control and optimized data routing, thereby enhancing efficiency and reducing costs.
- Cloud-Native Security Services: This includes a suite of services like Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS). These services are integral for securing data as it travels over the network.
- Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA): Zero Trust ensures that every user and device is treated as a potential threat, requiring validation before granting access to the network. This approach minimizes the risk of insider threats and ensures that compromised devices cannot easily move laterally within the network.
- Identity and Access Management (IAM): IAM controls who has access to what within your network. This is crucial for both compliance and security.
- Endpoint Security: This involves securing the devices that connect to your network, including laptops, mobile phones, and other smart devices. Endpoint security often features antivirus programs, device management software, and other protective measures.
Why SASE Technology Matters to Novatech Customers
- Unified Management: One of the key advantages of SASE is the unified platform it offers for both networking and security. This aligns well with Novatech’s goal to manage the entire office under one technology umbrella. With SASE, you can control your network and security infrastructure through a single pane of glass.
- Scalability: SASE is inherently scalable due to its cloud-native architecture. Whether your client size is 20 or 500 people, a SASE architecture can easily scale to meet your needs.
- Optimized Performance: With SD-WAN at its core, SASE optimizes the performance of cloud applications. This is particularly beneficial for enterprises that rely on cloud-based services for their operations.
- Enhanced Security: SASE architecture bundles various security services like SWG, FWaaS, and ZTNA. These services work in concert to offer a comprehensive security posture, ensuring that data is protected at all times.
- Cost-Efficiency: By integrating various networking and security services into a single architecture, SASE reduces the complexity and the number of vendors you need to manage. This can lead to significant cost savings in the long run.
- Compliance: With increasingly strict regulations around data protection, having a robust IAM as part of your SASE architecture can help you stay compliant more easily.
Choose Novatech when Opting for a SASE Architecture
Adopting a SASE architecture can offer Novatech’s clients a streamlined, efficient, and secure network solution, aligning with your goal to manage all technology needs under one umbrella. The architecture is both flexible and comprehensive, ensuring that it can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, irrespective of their size.
If you have specific questions or concerns about how Novatech can help make your business more secure, reach out to chat with one of our technical sales professionals today!