AT&T Cybersecurity Upgrades Managed SASE Solution
November 11, 2021
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.
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.
John Grady, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group said, “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 Cybersecurity added, “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
Shailaja Shankar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Security
Business Group noted, “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.”
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.
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 demands.
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.
AT&T SASE with Cisco is immediately available through AT&T Business.