CISCO SECURITY

DISCOVER THE CLOUD FIRST APPROACH TO SECURITY

TODAY’S IT TEAMS FACE A COMMON CHALLENGE: HOW TO SECURELY ENABLE THE GROWING UNIVERSE OF ROAMING USERS, DEVICES, AND SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS) APPS WITHOUT ADDING COMPLEXITY OR REDUCING END-USER PERFORMANCE — ALL WHILE LEVERAGING THEIR EXISTING SECURITY INVESTMENTS.

Likewise, users in remote and branch offices need the same level of network performance and security as users in central locations. You must therefore develop strategies to protect your users – wherever they work and on any device they use – from a variety of threats. While the cloud consumption model has become ubiquitous across the majority of IT environments today, with scalable, user-based models allowing you to flex to the evolving needs of your business, security has always lagged behind – until now.


THE FUTURE IS SASE

Secure access service edge (SASE) is a network architecture that combines VPN and SD-WAN capabilities with cloud-native security functions such as secure web gateways, cloud access security brokers, firewalls, and zero-trust network access. These functions are delivered from the cloud and provided as a service.

Read our perspective article by Adam Louca, Softcat's Chief Technologist: Security, here.

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THE LEADING-EDGE APPROACH TO DELIVERING SECURITY


Creates one platform in which to deliver all of the relevant security functions


Offers scalability because each element flexes automatically to your bandwidth requirements


Removes the responsibility of having to load balance or make functions highly available thanks to its micro-services architecture


Provides the same security controls regardless of your users’ locations, as the services are delivered in the cloud


Adapts to your changing environment because, in effect, each device, site or location is protected by a security fabric


Delivers a predictable experience and assurances of security in almost any workspace thanks to a mixture of agent and network-based connectivity



WE'RE WITH YOU FOR THE JOURNEY

In order to successfully deploy a SASE security model and start realising its benefits, you need to have the right tools, people and technologies in place. After all, taking a SASE approach is as strategic a decision as going cloud-first. Therefore, you need a high level of support to be able to embark on the journey – in short, you need the support of Softcat and Cisco. Cisco is one of the only vendors with a complete offering of SASE component parts and because we’re focused on outcomes, we can help you make the most of them. Softcat is well established across all of Cisco’s SASE products – including SD-WAN, Duo Security and Umbrella – and our high-quality complimentary services will help you move forward with purpose.


WHAT COULD SASE DO FOR YOU?

Talk to us to learn how a SASE approach could benefit your business.