SASE: SD-WAN and security in one cloud strategy

A secure access service edge in one solution

What is SASE?

The term Secure Access Service Edge (SASE, pronounced “sassy”) defines a new category of converged solutions combining WAN capabilities with network security functions. By uniting point technologies into one cloud platform under the SASE model, network and security come together to create synergy across both IT domains.

While solutions vary across providers, SASE typically includes:

“SASE adoption has accelerated by 94% due to the need for digital services and remote work”

CIO “SASE Market Trends Study”


  • Global SD-network integrated with cybersecurity technologies
  • Hybrid next-gen firewalls and secure web gateway solutions
  • CASB solutions + identity-based WAN analytics
  • Managed security capabilities
  • SASE + AIOps: SASE with a virtual network assistant

Masergy delivers on SASE’s core capabilities and more

Masergy embeds security into our SD-WAN. Plus, clients get the freedom to choose from a wide menu of other network and security services.

Differentiated SASE capabilities

SASE Buyer’s Guide

ZK Research explains key considerations helping IT leaders navigate the emerging market of SASE.

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SASE architecture really matters

You can avoid patchworked SASE services by understanding the degree to which the underlying architecture is standardized. The key is to have one transparent ecosystem enabling a common infrastructure with interoperability and visibility from edge to edge. Providers typically use their own network to serve as the SASE platform, and it’s here where Masergy stands out:

  • Our global, private network is entirely software-defined, built on a ubiquitous SD-architecture around the world
  • Every newly added security technology and application interoperates as equal partners on the same operating system
  • One ecosystem delivers the visibility and centralized management necessary in achieving superior performance

Learn more about SASE architecture in the Straight Talk Guide to SASE

Network and security analytics all in one portal

In 2017, Masergy began building security analytics into our network services management portal. The client portal includes security features like:

  • Shadow IT Discovery: Automatically scans and identifies potential threats from cloud-based SaaS applications running on your network
  • Identity-Based WAN Analytics: Detailed per-user statistics across all applications are essential in developing a Zero Trust security strategy
  • Full network visibility for faster security investigation and response
  • East/west and north/south (server-to-server) traffic within the data center
  • Client-to-server traffic outside the data center network

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