With businesses having workers in remote locations and in different cities more than ever, companies must navigate complex security and network demands that come with a distributed workforce. Conventional network infrastructures are struggling to keep up with the needs of a mobile workforce and the adoption of cloud services. Novatech presents a forward-thinking solution – Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).
What is SASE?
Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, is a cloud-native integration of network and security services designed to support organizations with widespread operational demands. Rooted in cloud architecture, SASE marries advanced security functions with WAN capabilities. It offers essential services such as Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA) into a singular, cloud-based service. The comprehensive design of SASE effectively brings network security from the enterprise edge to individual users, no matter their location.
Novatech partners with Connectwise to provide a world-class SASE solution for our clients. Connectwise Exium provides our clients with the robust support they require to ensure their business stays safe and their data remains secure. In this page, we will cover what happens when you don’t have a SASE solution, why you should trust Novatech to help your business, and finally, we answer some FAQs for those who are just trying to learn what SASE is all about.
What if I am not Utilizing a SASE Solution?
If your organization does not currently utilize Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) services, you may be exposing yourself to a range of challenges that can affect both your network’s performance and security posture. Below are some of the potential pitfalls:
Traditional network security frameworks often lack the comprehensive coverage required for today’s dispersed work environment. Without SASE, your remote workers may not have the same level of security as your on-premises systems, making them vulnerable targets for cyber attacks. This can result in data breaches, compromised systems, and ultimately, a loss of customer trust.
The absence of a unified, cloud-native solution like SASE means you may be juggling multiple vendors for your security and networking needs. Each solution will have its own management console, policy structure, and update schedules, making it difficult to administer and synchronize your network effectively.
In a non-SASE environment, the need for hardware appliances at each location can lead to significant capital expenditures. Additionally, a disjointed network can incur operational inefficiencies, as your IT staff may spend excessive time managing and troubleshooting these scattered solutions.
As your business grows, so do your networking and security needs. Without SASE, scaling up can become a cumbersome process that involves deploying more hardware and juggling various vendors, which can be both time-consuming and costly.
Traditional VPNs and other standard networking solutions can throttle your internet speed, affecting productivity. Since SASE is cloud-native, it facilitates low-latency, high-speed connectivity that can dynamically adapt to the demands of your operations.
What Components Comprise Novatech’s SASE Offering?
Novatech’s SASE solution includes:
- Firewall-as-a-Service: Comprehensive threat prevention and security policies.
- Secure Web Gateway: Deep SSL inspection and data loss prevention.
- Zero-Trust Network Access: Customizable access control policies.
- Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB): Central policy configuration for cloud services, ensuring compliance and data integrity.
Novatech can help you transition to a SASE environment that not only addresses these challenges but also aligns with your existing network and security framework. Our SASE solutions offer:
- Integrated Security and Networking: SASE unifies multiple security services and WAN capabilities in a single cloud-based architecture, simplifying management and increasing efficiency.
- Operational Cost Savings: Being cloud-native, SASE eliminates the need for hardware appliances, reducing both capital and operational expenditures.
- Scalability and Flexibility: The cloud-based nature of SASE allows for seamless scalability to accommodate your evolving business needs.
By adopting Novatech’s SASE services, you can close security gaps, reduce operational complexity, and optimize both performance and costs, all while facilitating easier management and scalability. Our focus is on managing your entire office under one technology umbrella, ensuring that you have a reliable provider for both Managed IT Services and Print. Companies with 20 to 500 employees will find our solutions especially beneficial for meeting their comprehensive IT requirements.
Contact us today to learn how Novatech’s SASE services can elevate your organization’s network and security posture.
Novatech’s SASE solution is designed to extend your network’s security protocols to individual users and devices, no matter their location. This is critical for enabling secure remote work environments.
Companies ranging in size from 20 to 500 employees will find Novatech’s SASE services particularly beneficial, especially those increasingly dependent on cloud services and remote workforces.
Novatech specializes in managing the entire office under one technology umbrella. Our SASE solutions seamlessly integrate with your existing network and security systems, making the transition to a cloud-native architecture effortless.