85% of IT executives see SASE technology as part of a more agile cybersecurity strategy

The digitalization momentum that the business world has achieved in the past two years has led IT managers to new approaches to cyber security. Secure Network Access Service (SASE) technology came to the fore as the new way to ensure the security of business networks that have become distributed through remote working. It was found that 85% of IT managers see SASE technology as part of an agile cybersecurity strategy.

In the past two years, the business world has achieved a remarkable digitalization momentum. According to a study by McKinsey, companies have adopted digital changes 20 times faster during the pandemic period. This rapid transformation has led IT leaders to turn to new approaches to cybersecurity.

Evaluating the acceleration of digitalization in the business world, Berqnet General Manager Hakan Hintoğlu said, “Accelerated digitalization and distributed business processes have brought new approaches in cyber security as well. With the realization that traditional technologies could not keep up with the changing cyber threat environment, one of the new approaches that came to the fore was the Secure Access Service Edge | SASE. According to a Futuriom survey, 85% of IT executives see SASE technology as part of their company’s effort to implement a more agile cybersecurity strategy. Although this concept was known before, its adoption and spread at the institutional level has taken place in the past two years. As Berqnet, we also offer Turkey’s first SASE solution.”

Consolidated platforms on the rise in cybersecurity

In the 2022 cybersecurity and risk management trends, Gartner points out that the consolidation of security functions will lower the total cost of ownership and increase operational efficiency in the long run, resulting in better overall security. It also highlights that by 2024, 30% of businesses will adopt core services from the same service provider, such as Firewall as a Service (FWaaS), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and Secure Web Gateway (SWG). Pointing out that the placement of cloud technologies at the center of business processes makes companies of all sizes more vulnerable to cyber attacks, Hakan Hintoğlu said, “Corporate networks are becoming increasingly distributed and complex, which brings consolidated platforms to the fore. SASE combines enterprise networking and security functions into a cloud service that works closer to endpoints and distributes network traffic faster than traditional network services. This new architecture brings together key services such as FWaaS, ZTNA and SWG on a single platform, providing both 360-degree cybersecurity and easy management. The SASE solution we developed as Berqnet meets the cyber security needs of modern companies with its advantages such as scalability, easy installation, low cost and minimum hardware requirement.

“The network architecture of the new work order SASE”

Emphasizing that with the widespread use of remote working, companies have become more vulnerable to cyber threats and that the way to make the corporate network more secure for branches and remote workers is through the SASE architecture, Berqnet General Manager Hakan Hintoğlu concluded his evaluations with the following statements: predicts that the reputation will have the necessary strategy for the adoption of SASE technology. SASE, which we can define as the last point of cyber security and network management, constantly authenticates every device and user who want to access the network with the Zero Trust approach it is based on. Remote users can only access the corporate data for which they are authorized, as long as they meet the necessary conditions. Berqnet SASE, which makes companies more resilient and agile against cyber risks with its advantages such as centralized management, secure network access and continuous monitoring, stands out as the network architecture of the new working order.”

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