Author: Irwin Lazar, President and Principal Analyst
Today, 87% of people work remotely, and just 12.4% of companies plan to bring their employees back to the office on a full-time basis once it is safe to do so, according to Metrigy’s Workplace Collaboration 2021-22 global research study of more than 475 organizations. In response to this unprecedented and rapid shift to remote work, IT leaders face an imperative to provide comprehensive security and solid application performance for their work-from-anywhere and hybrid workforce.
Enter SASE (Secure Access Service Edge), an emerging Wide Area Network (WAN) and security architecture that bundles network optimization technologies, such as SD-WAN (software-defined WAN), with security features to protect applications, data, and users from compromise. Network providers bundle services under the SASE framework to enable organizations to obtain a fully integrated set of network and security management tools.
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