The need to deliver unified experiences that are simple, secure, and predictable to solve operational complexity and simplify IT emerged as a strong theme. I touched on this in my last blog about the importance of leveraging unified secure access service edge (SASE) to help deliver those unified experiences. The need for simplicity through unified SASE has never been greater. At least 41% of IT leaders say their biggest obstacle is securing user access to cloud-based applications and mobile devices or cloud-based solutions, according to our latest Global Networking Trends Report.

Answering that call, I am happy to share that we are making significant strides forward in advancing Secure Connect, our unified SASE solution to help our customers streamline and simplify operations. Our platform approach to SASE seamlessly converges the networking and security domains into one, which makes securing user access, anywhere, easy.

Extending the Simplified, Unified SASE Experience

We recognize that IT has a critical need for consistency and end-to-end understanding of what access policies are in place across the network. Unified policy sync seamlessly brings together enterprise edge and cloud edge policies in one powerful platform, managed by one dashboard.

This provides IT teams with a single interface to configure and control policies in one place across premises to the cloud, delivering a more streamlined experience, improving security posture, and increasing operational efficiencies.

The magic of unified policy involves the convergence of policy constructs across multiple places, using centralized management for distributed enforcement. IT admins can now set a policy based on intent, and it will be enforced across the cloud edge and the enterprise edge without having to manage multiple policies for different environments

Great Opportunities Ahead for SASE

SASE vision combines our market-leading networking, client connectivity, security, and visibility capabilities into a single subscription service, Secure Connect. This SASE platform enables secure access to any application, over any network, anywhere users work. Much like the engine that powers a car, security service edge (SSE) is the cloud security engine that powers unified SASE. As we continue to improve the security engine, the car will improve its performance, and our customers will seamlessly benefit from the added value.

Through key partners like Lumen Technologies and Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications, Inc., more customers can benefit from simplified experiences through a unified offering as they embark on their SASE journey.

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