Leading Analyst Overheard: Bitglass SmartEdge Tech is SASE on Steroids

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Applications moving to the cloud and increased user mobility are changing the way networking and network security services are delivered. We at Bitglass firmly believe that the future of network security is in the cloud and cloud access security brokers (CASBs) have been driving this change over the last few years. With the introduction of the concept of SASE (secure access service edge), Bitglass takes it a step further in redefining the way security is delivered.

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As defined by Gartner, SASE is a construct of solutions delivering cloud security through a new package of technologies – including CASB, SWG, SD-WAN, ZTNA and FWAAS as core capabilities. This combination of tools must have the ability to identity sensitive data or malware and the ability to decrypt content at line speed, with continuous monitoring of sessions for risk and trust levels.

The Bitglass SmartEdge agent will now deliver these SASE capabilities at every endpoint. With no appliances to manage & upgrade, we not only eliminate the need for an additional network hop, but we also eliminate the latency induced by these inelastic appliances. Our intelligent endpoint agents can handle the bulk of the traffic and are able to make smart decisions at the edge. The ability of our solution to deliver CASB and SWG capabilities for cloud apps and network security makes it a compelling offering for customers.

Lots of our customers are looking at the benefits we bring, not just from the business standpoint but from a technology standpoint as well as it prepares them for the digital transformation that they are going through. Both the network and security transformation are critical parts of this transformation project.

Combining our patented technologies with our differentiated AJAX-VM capabilities, the Bitglass SASE solution truly inverts network and security service design patterns, shifting the focal point to the identity of the user and/or device — not the data center.

To learn about cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and how they can protect your enterprise from data leakage, malware, and more, download the Top CASB Use Cases below. 

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