The Architecture Behind Prisma SASE & Its 99.999% Uptime

Jun 18, 2024
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In today's digital landscape, organizations require robust, uninterrupted security services, where downtime can equate to significant operational and financial losses. Prisma SASE delivers this with a remarkable 99.999% uptime. This post delves into the technical architecture underpinning this reliability.

Cloud-Native, Multicloud Architecture

Prisma SASE leverages the infrastructure of major hyperscale providers such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This setup provides broad coverage and introduces significant redundancy and interregional failover capabilities, critical for maintaining service continuity.

Using Private Peering for Enhanced Performance and Reliability

Prisma SASE optimizes performance and reliability through its extensive network of Points of Presence (PoPs) worldwide. This extensive coverage allows cloud providers to consume computing and network resources seamlessly.

Furthermore, Prisma SASE benefits from private peering connections between tier 1 cloud providers and other public cloud platforms, SaaS networks, and internet service providers (ISPs). These connections diversify network pathways, reducing reliance on any single provider and enhancing overall service reliability and network performance.

Redundant Software Design

The architecture of Prisma SASE features isolated data planes that prevent single points of failure and ensure continuous operation even if one part of the network is compromised.

The cloud-agnostic design of Prisma SASE facilitates seamless operation across multiple clouds, leveraging cloud availability zones, interregion connections, and cross-cloud capabilities to provide robust service resilience.

Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM)

Prisma SASE integrates Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) to monitor and optimize the end-user experience consistently.

ADEM is supplemental in managing service performance proactively and exceeds the rigorous standards set by our SLAs by using an advanced monitoring setup with hundreds of sensors globally distributed.

These sensors collect thousands of data points per second, enabling real-time analysis and rapid troubleshooting to address potential service disruptions preemptively. The integration of ADEM provides a comprehensive external view of network health, ensuring continuous monitoring from the end-user perspective.

Find Out More On-Demand at InterSECt 2024

The sophisticated multicloud architecture and strategic deployment across hyperscale providers are key to Prisma SASE's near-perfect uptime. This system ensures that enterprises enjoy continuous, uninterrupted protection and that their operations are supported reliably around the clock.

Get a deep dive on this topic at InterSECt 2024, our virtual event now available on-demand.


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