As organizations adopt remote workforce policies, networks grow more distributed and employees increasingly leverage cloud-based applications to do their job, the traditional hub and spoke infrastructure model begins to break down. Maintaining an enterprise infrastructure strategy where the data center is at the center of all communication access no longer scales.
A new networking and security strategy is required that combines network and security functions with WAN capabilities to support the dynamic, secure access needs of today’s cloud edge. That strategy is Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
SASE helps bring security to every edge, solving much of the scalability and infrastructure issues that arise in large, distributed organizations highly dependent on IaaS/SaaS. With this said, not all purported SASE solutions are equally effective, and many of them aren't even SASE.
Fortinet provides both a rich SD-WAN offering and a purpose-built cloud architecture together. Fortinet SASE cloud architecture is multi-tenant, elastic and highly scalable, leveraging Fortinet’s top 8% of most interconnected architecture in the world.