As federal agencies embrace cloud-based applications that create a distributed network, alongside a need for low latency and high throughput, the concept of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is coming more into the forefront.
SASE provides agencies with a low-latency, cloud-native, secure Internet connection that can be hosted in the cloud or on-premise. It integrates wide-area networking (WAN) with cloud-based security to help provide efficient and secure network services to distributed WANs.
These were the key insights of the Government Technology Insider “Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) in the Federal Space” podcast with Wes Withrow, Public Sector Solutions Executive with Verizon, who discussed what SASE is and ways it can help improve mission readiness in the federal space.
“Secure Access Service Edge is a secure network transport that is protected by a cloud-native security stack,” said Withrow. “As a use case, if an agency has 50 satellite offices with a mixture of remote and in-office employees, the great thing about SASE is that it doesn’t matter where employees are located. They only get access to the applications that they need, and have the same experience whether they are at headquarters or at a remote location. It’s all about consistency and having that cloud-native security stack follow users.”
Listen to the full podcast below: