Cisco streamlines, upgrades its SASE bundle

Cisco is making it simpler to buy its SASE offerings, adding passwordless authentication, and helping to customize the package through a SASE channel in its DevNet software-developer community.

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Cisco made enhancements to its security offerings that will expand and change the way customers buy its Secure Access Service Edge products as well as bolster network-access authentication.

Cisco's SASE plan will focus on enhancing networking and security functions while building them into an integrated service that can help simplify access to enterprise cloud resources securely, said Gee Rittenhouse senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Security Business Group during this week's Cisco Live! event.

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The first step will be offering the SASE package as single, integrated bundle customers can buy as a subscription service that is straightforward to procure, easy to set up, and simple to use—all brought together a cloud dashboard, Rittenhouse said. 

The offering includes Cisco's Viptella and Meraki SD-WAN software packages, Duo and AnyConnect remote access, Umbrella security as well as Duo zero trust and other security components. 

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