DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --
What's the news? AT&T* is expanding its global,
managed Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) portfolio to include a
new offering. AT&T SASE with Cisco is a converged network and
security management solution that connects and protects enterprises
with software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology and
security capabilities. The comprehensive solution includes expert
policy design and configuration, and 24/7 network management.
With AT&T SASE with Cisco, organizations can
accelerate adoption of cloud-based applications through optimized,
highly secure, and reliable digital experiences.
Why is this important?
Business connectivity needs are changing. Whether supporting the
remote workforce during the global pandemic or connecting and
protecting branch offices, labs or manufacturing facilities,
workers are connecting from more places and devices while
expectations on experiences are rising and IT teams are
stretched tight. Networks must be able to keep up with rising
bandwidth requirements, primarily driven by new cloud applications
and edge computing. At the same time, businesses must be able to
track and protect sensitive data across the network, while
delivering an exceptional user experience.
With this new hybrid work environment, businesses must still be
able to innovate. This means giving users the freedom to connect
and collaborate at any time, from any place.
What makes this new SASE solution
The combined networking and security expertise of AT&T and
Cisco provide a unique perspective, offering a future-ready,
unified solution through one provider. AT&T SASE with Cisco
provides flexibility to optimize the network on a site-by-site
basis, and dynamically routes traffic across multiple wide area
network connections. These capabilities combined with unified
security controls help organizations reduce the time and cost to
provision, manage and scale new connections to meet business
Centralized visibility allows organizations to control access
for any device, connecting from any network. This capability is
critical in industries such as healthcare for authenticating user
access to patient data. The unique AT&T SASE with Cisco
solution provides precise, identity-based permissions to validate
the health of devices for every session.
AT&T SASE with Cisco provides highly secure, direct
connections to the web and SaaS applications for the hybrid
workforce. Performance optimization at the edge gives remote users
a fast, reliable path to the cloud for better computing
AT&T Cybersecurity Consulting offers professional services
to help customers navigate through their SASE journey.
When will this new SASE solution be
AT&T SASE with Cisco is immediately available through AT&T
John Grady, Senior Analyst,
Enterprise Strategy Group
"While SASE continues to generate
significant interest in the market, the nature of the initiative
leaves many users wondering where to begin and which vendors to
engage with. Choosing proven network and security technologies is a
good start, but working with managed service providers, especially
those offering strategy, design, and implementation services, can
help organizations accelerate their adoption of SASE and ultimately
reduce time to value."
Rupesh Chokshi, VP, AT&T
"As a leading MSSP and trusted advisor, it's important to provide
customers with a choice of managed SASE solutions to meet their
unique needs. Through our collaboration with Cisco, we're offering
an integrated, modern solution that addresses the
connectivity and security demands of a multi-cloud,
network environment while enabling innovation."
Shailaja Shankar, Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Cisco Security Business Group
"The shift to remote
work has accelerated the need for SASE solutions, so that
users and devices are secure anywhere they
work. The AT&T SASE with
Cisco offer will provide customers with an
innovative way to gain seamless, secure access to any
application, from any location in a way that is
straightforward to procure, easy to set up, and simple to use and
manage through a single cloud dashboard."
Learn more about how AT&T and Cisco are working together on
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