If you are in the midst of transforming your network then you must have heard of SASE, secure access service edge. A SASE solution converges networking and security services into one cloud-delivered platform, minimizing the number of point solutions needed, saving money and resources, and delivering a better end user experience. At SASE Converge 2021, the premier summit for what’s next in SASE, industry leaders converged virtually to discuss the learnings from adopting SASE technologies and described what the future of these technologies will make possible. While the sessions spanned across a variety of topics, the two that stood out most to me were the following.
Why SASE is Now a Strategic Imperative and How to Get Started Today
One of the most powerful sessions was from Gartner® Vice President and distinguished analyst Neil MacDonald, who proclaimed that the excitement and energy around SASE has exceeded that of any other trend that he has covered in information security during his more than 20 years with Gartner. MacDonald further explains the necessity for SASE and how a SASE architecture can provide opportunities for vendor consolidation, reduction of complexity, achieving a Zero Trust security posture, and allow workers to do a better job today, regardless of location or device.
Neil MacDonald’s session “Why SASE is Now a Strategic Imperative and How to Get Started Today” is available to watch on-demand now, but won’t be available for long. Be sure to check it out before it’s gone.
Delivering the Value of SASE with a Managed Services Approach
Implementing a complete SASE approach requires significant transformation, which involves planning, deployment, and management of potential new tools and capabilities. Every organization is unique, with some preferring to adopt SASE with a “do it yourself” model of deployment and management, while others might look for help from their service providers.
In this session, Rupesh Chokshi, vice president of Cybersecurity AT&T, and Francisca Segovia, senior product marketing manager at Palo Alto Networks, discuss how a service provider can help accelerate the SASE transformation by providing a complete and unique SASE solution. Watch the full session here to learn more about how a MSP can offer benefits in planning, implementing, and operating a SASE solution.
Watch SASE Converge On-Demand Sessions
There are over 10 more sessions you can watch on-demand now, from keynotes to panel discussions to the latest product innovations from Palo Alto Networks. Don’t forget, the Gartner session is only available for a limited time, so watch it now!
SASE converge webinar featuring Gartner, Why SASE is now a Strategic Imperative and how to get started today, Neil MacDonald, September 28, 2021.
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