A Pragmatic Path to SASE with Menlo Security

Digital transformation has rapidly accelerated over the last year, with organizations requiring greater agility and focusing even more on the shift to cloud. At the same time, the workforce has shifted from mobile to fully remote, with more location flexibility anticipated to be a lasting impact of the pandemic. These shifts have highlighted the need for a reimagined cloud-based network and security architecture through secure access service edge (SASE). Yet in the rush to address this new and critical dynamic, it is easy to overly simplify what this security transformation involves and the phased approach necessary to get there. Specifically, while there is a clear need for security and networking to become more closely aligned in a SASE framework, there first must be a convergence and re-platforming in the cloud from a security perspective.