As more organizations migrate toward a distributed and remote workforce, the need for convergence between networking and cloud security has never been more important. While SD-WAN have revolutionized enterprise networking with a highly dynamic networks designed to adapt evolving connectivity and bandwidth requirements in real time, organizations today requires a comprehensive and scalable secure access to critical cloud-based business data and applications from any location.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) brings the convergence of SD-WAN and cloud-based security into a single framework. SASE combines the intelligent networking connectivity with integrated security functions such as firewall, DNS-layer security, secure web gateway, and cloud access security broker (CASB) capabilities. With this framework, your organization can distribute security, in a simple and scalable manner, to all kind of cloud or on-premise applications in any location.

The evolution to SASE effectively addresses increasingly sophisticated security threats while ensuring business resiliency across connected environment – from datacenter, to the branch and remote workers, and into a multicloud environment.

At the core of Cisco’s approach to SASE is Cisco SD-WAN and Cisco Umbrella. Cisco SD-WAN is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture connecting branches to datacenters and multicloud environments through a single fabric and single pane of glass. Cisco SD-WAN is fully integrated with cloud-native Cisco Umbrella to offer protection against security blind spots and cyberthreats. Powered by the Umbrella global network and Cisco Talos threat intelligence, it’s the easiest way to deliver protection to users anywhere they access the internet and cloud apps.


Network Insider Webinar

Join us for our next Network Insider webinar: Evolving to SASE with integrated cloud security and SD-WAN on Thursday, January 21 at 10:00 am PST (GMT 08:00). Our experts will explore the capabilities of the SASE model, what it means for your organization – and how it can help provide you with:

  • Cloud-based protection and control for multicloud and other applications
  • Predictable application performance, no matter where apps are located
  • Automated deployment and complete visibility and analytics across the networking and security layer

As always, a live Q&A will follow the webinar.

To learn more about Cisco SD-WAN and our SASE solutions, please visit the following pages:

Cisco SD-WAN solution

Cisco SD-WAN security

Cisco Umbrella

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Robert Tang

Product Marketing