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Overwatch Secure Access Service Edge tackles emerging security challenges for your cloud-enabled businesses by moving enforcement to the edge where your teams, devices, apps and workloads interact.

It goes even further by delivering end-to-end managed cybersecurity – from threat prevention to detection and response – as a service to enable simple and secure network access anywhere, anytime.

What is SASE?

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a network architecture model that combines wide area networking (WAN) and network security services into a single, cloud-delivered service model. SASE’goal is to increase speed, agility and scalability for distributed and cloud-reliant enterprises, reducing complexity and promoting enhanced security.

How does SASE work?

SASE solutions work by:

  • Sending all data traffic to the SASE cloud platform, rather than routing it through your company’s data center
  • Leveraging cloud technology to apply advanced cybersecurity services to all incoming traffic and to manage and optimize network traffic
  • Using edge computing to bring processing and services closer to the data source, improving performance and reducing latency

The result is a flexible, scalable network architecture designed to support mobile, distributed workforces and cloud-based applications, while also ensuring a high level of security.

What are the benefits of a SASE model?

The benefits of SASE for your enterprise include:

Enhanced Security
SASE builds security directly into your network architecture, providing far more control and flexibility than traditional models. SASE subjects all your data traffic to the same high level of security, regardless of source or destination, by incorporating a variety of security services, including Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA).

Increased Flexibility and Scalability
Since SASE is a cloud-based service, it can easily scale up or down based on your organizational needs. It also supports a wide variety of connection types and endpoints, making it a highly flexible solution.

Improved Network

The SASE model provides total visibility into and control of your business network, enabling you to process traffic, reduce latency, optimize performance and improve the user experience.

Decreased Complexity
Traditional network architectures are typically supported by a wide variety of standalone networking and security solutions, each with its own interfaces, policies and management needs. SASE brings networking and security together into a single, integrated solution, reducing complexity and management overhead.

Reduced Costs
By consolidating multiple networking and cybersecurity functions into a single platform, SASE also saves you money associated with purchasing, integrating and managing multiple standalone solutions. As a cloud service, SASE networking security offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model, ensuring your business only pays for features you use.

Support for Distributed & Remote Workforces
Since SASE operates on the edge, near individual devices and applications, your employees can securely access their network anytime, anywhere. Compared to traditional network models, SASE better ensure secure operations for organizations with remote workers or multiple branch offices.

Introducing Overwatch SASE

Overwatch SASE converges network security and SD-WAN into a global managed, cloud-native integrated security solution, including:

Firewall as a Service (FWaaS)

FWaaS is a cloud-based firewall service that delivers advanced cybersecurity features like next-generation firewall (NGFW), web filtering, advanced threat protection (ATP), Domain Name System (DNS) security and intrusion prevention systems (IPS).

Secure Web Gateway (SWG)

SWG protects business networks against online security threats by providing URL filtering, data loss prevention and other protections for web-based applications.

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

CASB consolidates several policy enforcement practices, including authentication, authorization, encryption and malware detection and prevention.

Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

ZTNA provides secure access and user authentication for specific business network applications.

Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN)

SD-WAN is a virtual WAN that enables businesses to intelligently and securely direct traffic between physical locations offices and trusted Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers.

Managed SASE

Managed SASE takes the burden and responsibility of managing a SASE business network and puts it on the service provider, saving money, time and headaches.

SASE Solution + Overwatch

Overwatch SASE combines Cato Networks’ SASE solution with the Overwatch Managed Cybersecurity platform to create a comprehensive, all-in-one solution that cuts complexity, reduces cyber risk and improves network performance. Overwatch includes High Wire’s complete suite of security solutions and services, including managed cybersecurity services, managed SOC services and the Overwatch cybersecurity partner program.

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SASE Top Use Cases

The combination of cloud access, network agility and speed, and enhanced security make Overwatch SASE a versatile solution for addressing a variety of business use cases, including:

  • Secure MPLS Migration to SD-WAN

  • Remote Access Security & Optimization

  • Optimized Global Connectivity

  • Work from Home or Anywhere

  • Secure Branch Internet Access

  • Simplified Management

  • Cloud Acceleration & Control

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SASE Services FAQs

In the context of networking, the SASE platform enables employees to access their business networks securely from any location, at any time. SASE ensures complete network security by subjecting all network traffic to advanced security services like SWG, FwaaS, CASB and ZTNA.
SASE is an effective solution for businesses looking for completely secure networks, but it may be more than companies with small networks need. SASE requires businesses to invest time and resources upfront to deploy and manage SASE technology. While SASE saves companies money in the long run, it's not always a viable option. Additionally, if businesses choose to manage their SASE solution in-house, then their IT department must spend time and money training their team and managing the solution. Managed SASE can alleviate these business challenges by putting the responsibility of implementation and ongoing management on the managed service provider like High Wire Networks.
SASE and SD-WAN are related but separate technologies. SD-WAN is often purchased as a standalone solution that uses cloud-based services and software to optimize network operations across WANs. The best SASE solutions – and those that fit the Gartner definition – incorporate SD-WAN technology and combine it with advanced network security functions to deliver a complete, secure solution.

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