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September 08, 2021

2 min

Are you ready to embrace a SASE framework?

Prepare to thoughtfully embark on a SASE approach.

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Leveraging SASE enables migration away from a centralized security enforcement model without compromising performance or security. Use this checklist to help ensure your organization is prepared to maximize its SASE investment.

Key considerations for deploying SASE

Do I understand my current security investments today?

Do I understand what our company has from a security standpoint and where a SASE model could offset some of those solutions?

Do I understand how my users need to connect to the network remotely?

What am I trying to solve for? Is the primary need work from home? And do I understand what I need to secure and where my applications reside?

Have I thought about integration?

How are the security products going to integrate into our environment across multiple access methods? Do we understand how the different security products will scale?

Do I have a clear understanding of my end users?

Where are my users located? Are they in the branch office, on the road or working from home? And do I understand the pain points they encounter or what’s driving a move to SASE in the first place?

Do I understand how to secure my applications in a cloud environment?

How vulnerable am I to ransomware? What’s the state of my endpoint security? How do I control where sensitive data’s going and who can access it?

Is my organization too siloed?

Are my security and networking teams integrated, or do they function as separate entities? Are other teams in my organization also siloed? Am I ready to overcome that?

Embracing a SASE framework takes expert support. Let us help you get it right.

Contact your account team, or give us a call.


Embracing a SASE framework takes expert support. Let us help you get it right.

Contact your account manager, or give us a call.