What is VMware SASE?
SASE stands for Secure Access Service Edge. VMware SASE platform is a single management platform that combines network security functions with WAN capabilities to deliver secure, optimal and automated access to applications and workloads in the cloud by extending software-defined networking and security to right in front of major IaaS and SaaS providers, from any location of users or applications.
Benefits of VMWare SASE platform
1. Cloud-First Approach
VMware SASE is easy to use and scale. It offers complete cloud-based service and ability to interconnect with VMWare SD-WAN cloud gateways.
2. Assured application performance
VMware SASE assures user access and optimised experience through application prioritisation according to business policies as well as continuous link monitoring sets.
3. Operational simplicity
VMware SASE simplifies day zero to one (0 – 1) operations through automation and zero-touch provisioning.
4. Intrinsic Security
VMware SASE offers robust security which include network security, contextual access, application protection and encryption of workloads.
Components of VMware SASE platform
The components of VMware SASE work together to give cloud-first approach application quality assurance, intrinsic security, and operational simplicity. Its component includes:
2. Zero-trust network access (ZTNA)
3. Cloud Web Security
4. Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps)
VMware products in VMware SASE platform
VMware SASE platform unifies the following products of VMware:
1. VMware SD-WAN, Platform for WAN connections virtualisation
2. VMware Secure Access for ZTNA
3. VMware Edge Network Intelligence for automated insights on network health and applications delivery
4. VMware workspace ONE, platform for digital workspace with embedded zero trust element
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For more reading on VMware products related to VMware SASE, click on the following links:
1. Digital workspace platform – VMware Workspace ONE Overview