What are the differences between SASE and traditional network security models?

SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is a cloud-based security architecture that works differently than traditional network security models. If you are considering a switch, then here are some key differences:

Location Independence:

Traditional network security models rely on a secure perimeter to protect your network. SASE, on the other hand, is designed to provide secure access from anywhere, at any time, and on any of your devices. SASE is not dependent on a specific location or perimeter, which makes it ideal if your company is moving towards a cloud-first, mobile-first world.

Integration of Networking and Security:

From all the multiple points of contact your company is dealing with, you must already know that the traditional network security models often require separate solutions for different security and networking needs, such as VPNs, firewalls, and SD-WANs. SASE, on the other hand, combines networking and security functions into a single cloud-based service. This makes it easier for your IT team to manage and deploy a comprehensive security infrastructure. This will also mean there will be only one point of contact for your networking and security-related solutions.

Identity and Context-Based Policies:

SASE uses identity and context-based policies to enforce your access controls, ensuring that only users and devices that you have authorized can access the network and applications. Traditional network security models often rely on very rigid policies that do not take into account the context of your users or devices.


SASE is a cloud-based service, meaning that it uses the power and flexibility of the cloud to provide security and networking functions. Traditional network security models are often based on on-premises hardware and infrastructure. Think of all the physical office space you can save with SASE.


We understand that your organization’s needs can change constantly – SASE is designed to scale to meet the changing needs of organizations. Traditional network security models are often less flexible and can be difficult to scale.

Overall, SASE is a modern and flexible approach to security and networking that is well-suited to the needs of today’s organizations like yours with evolving requirements.

Implementing a SASE solution can help your organization to improve its security posture while simultaneously reducing complexity and management overhead. With its cloud-based architecture, identity-based policies, and integrated networking and security functions, SASE is an innovative and effective approach to network security that can help you to stay ahead of evolving threats and protect your business-critical assets.

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