#EdgeLive: The Emerging Role of SASE in Organizational Security

Secure access services edge (SASE) will become the predominant security network architecture in organizations, particularly in light of the shift to remote working due to COVID-19, according to Nat Smith, senior director analyst at Gartner, speaking during the Akamai Edge Live virtual conference Smith began by noting that the concept of SASE is new, and there is still doubt about its effectiveness. He defined SASE as essentially “taking things that were traditionally networking, like services and capability, and things that were traditionally security, particularly network security, and consolidating them.” In the context of home working, which has increased dramatically as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures, Smith explained that employees need access to three different services:

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