Today’s columnist, Michael Covington of Wandera, says the days of constructing a moat around the data center with lots of security hardware are being replaced by the cloud-based security model that Gartner coined Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). BrookhavenNationalLaboratory CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The borderless enterprise has arrived, and IT policy has shifted to accommodate more devices, more networks, and more applications in more places than ever before. A successful remote work strategy revolves around enablement. This means being more agile and flexible with the company’s security strategy to accommodate the varying needs of a dispersed workforce, and that requires a cloud-first model.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)  has emerged as a new cloud-based network security model that was coined by Gartner. It combines the best of network and security solutions into an integrated technology stack. This new approach will let organizations easily manage their security and connectivity in a more scalable and agile manner, and here are four reasons it’s so relevant today:

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