Unite security and networking through a flexible, integrated approach that meets multi-cloud demands at scale.

Gartner gave a name to an architecture that's been in motion for years, heightened by a sudden shift to remote work. While the principles of SASE (Secure access service edge) were in place well before 2020, the pandemic brought SASE to the forefront as remote access to applications and work from anywhere became a top organizational priority.  SASE marks a shift from the data center as the center of the universe to a more cloud-centric model. Organizations now need the ability to pivot on a dime to enable secure connectivity for in-office, work from home, or anywhere in between.

Today, SASE is best represented by the convergence of cloud-managed SD-WAN and cloud-delivered security. Digital business transformation is moving security to the cloud, which drives a need for converged services to reduce complexity, improve speed and agility, and secure the new network architecture. The SASE model consolidates numerous networking and security functions-which were traditionally delivered in siloed point solutions-in a single, integrated cloud service.

Gartner defines SASE through five primary services, each of which Carrier Access IT can help with today. 

  • SD-WAN
  • Cloud access security broker
  • Secure web gateway
  • Cloud-delivered firewall
  • Zero Trust network access

Because your cloud journey is unique, Carrier Access IT can help you deliver secure connectivity with flexibility as you grow.