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SASE & Voice.

An industry-leading Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution.

Connect’s SASE solution has been designed and built in a way that minimises deployment and operational risk for your business. Here we provide the detail behind what SASE is, why it’s now more important than ever, and how our SASE proposition fully meets Gartner’s requirements and recommendations for a successful SASE implementation.

What is SASE?

Gartner describes SASE as a collection of edge technologies that “combines network security functions such as Secure Web Gateways (SWG), Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) and Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA), with WAN capabilities (i.e. SDWAN) to support the dynamic secure access needs of organisations.

According to Gartner, there are major benefits to working with a single SASE vendor who can provide the full range of technologies, capabilities, and network coverage today’s hybrid and remote working model demands. This is exactly what Connect offers, with our comprehensive SASE solution, Global Network, and flexible deployment options.

Why SASE? Why now?

Since the pandemic hit, remote working has become the norm, and the role of the office is evolving to become a collaboration space. This has put a major strain on the technology infrastructure, from collaboration platforms and tools, to the networks that connect remote workers.

A primary concern is security. In the past, it was possible to protect the majority of applications and traffic behind office-based firewalls, but no longer. A few offices have now been replaced by hundreds, or even thousands, of distributed endpoints, meaning centralised security tools are now impractical, and often totally ineffective.

For all of these reasons, leading analysts – in particular Gartner – are charting a shift from centralised firewalls, VPNs and other access and security technologies, to more distributed solutions at the network edge.

This approach, which has become known as SASE, supports faster, more reliable, highly secure connectivity between employees, cloud platforms, apps, and other IT resources.

In other words, it’s a networking architecture – a way of thinking, even – designed for remote and hybrid working.

Connect has designed and built our SASE solution in a way that minimises deployment and operational risk for your business.

Transform your network.

Get the connectivity you need anywhere in the world with Connect’s network. It’s business grade, optimised to carry the most sensitive traffic – voice – highly resilient and built to deliver service locally on a global scale . We own and manage it end-to-end offering service in over 100 countries. That means you can be sure of quality, performance and compliance, wherever your organisation is operating.

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 In this brochure, we provide the detail behind our SASE proposition, demonstrating how we fully meet Gartner’s requirements and recommendations for a successful implementation.

Make the intelligent choice.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information about our SASE capabilities, please contact us.

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