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Juniper takes SASE security control to the cloud

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Juniper Networks has laid a key part of its Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) foundation with a cloud-based security-control service that provides a central way to control and protect on-premises or cloud-based enterprise resources. Called Security Director Cloud, the service focuses Juniper’s SASE efforts by providing a central point to manage enterprise security services including […]

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WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

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Latency and reliability concerns set car rental company Sixt on a path to rearchitect its WAN. That led the global company, which has locations in more than 100 countries, to become an early adopter of the network-security architecture dubbed secure access service edge (SASE) by research firm Gartner. Tech Spotlight: Security SASE, pronounced “sassy,” blends […]

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Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

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Cisco has noted and fixed two critical and a number of high-degree vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN software portfolio. Most of the vulnerabilities could let an authenticated attacker execute command injection attacks against an affected device, which could let the attacker utilize root privileges on the device. The first critical problem–with a Common Vulnerability Scoring System […]

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What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

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Secure access service edge (SASE) is a network architecture that rolls software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and security into a cloud service that promises simplified WAN deployment, improved efficiency and security, and to provide appropriate bandwidth per application. Because it’s a cloud service, SASE (pronounced “sassy”) can be readily scaled up and scaled down and […]

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Cisco urges patching flaws in data-center, SD-WAN gear

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Cisco has issued a number of critical security advisories for its data center manager and SD-WAN offering customers should deal with now. On the data center side, the most critical – with a threat score of 9.8 out of 10 – involves a vulnerability in the REST API of Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) could […]

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How to tailor SASE to your enterprise

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Businesses considering the secure access service edge (SASE) model need to understand that there are numerous ways to implement it that can be tailored to their future needs and the realities of their legacy networks. As defined by Gartner, which coined the term, SASE calls for security to be built in as part of the […]

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SASE helps healthcare company pivot to support remote workers

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Security and performance concerns made it challenging for TrialCard to enable its employees to work from home when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Customer service agents use a voice-over-IP phone and thin-client computer, both of which were designed to work in an on-premises office environment. “They need those systems to do their day-to-day job,” says Ryan […]

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Enterprises look to SASE to bolster security for remote workers

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The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated some companies’ plans to adopt secure access service edge (SASE). Last summer, Gartner estimated SASE adoption at less than 1% of enterprises and said it would take five to 10 years before the technology reaches mainstream. But today, SASE is one of the main topics of client interest, according to […]

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SASE could bolster security for remote workers

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The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated some companies’ plans to adopt secure access service edge (SASE). Last summer, Gartner estimated SASE adoption at less than 1% of enterprises and said it would take five to 10 years before the technology reaches mainstream. But today, SASE is one of the main topics of client interest, according to […]

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Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform buy snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

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With an eye towards significantly bolstering its edge networking offerings, Palo Alto has entered into an agreement to buy cloud-based SD-WAN vendor CloudGenix for $420 million in cash. Palo Alto said upon the completion of the acquisition it will integrate CloudGenix’s cloud-managed SD-WAN products to accelerate the intelligent onboarding of remote branches and retail stores […]