- A software-defined wide-area network solution called Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN is based on the SASE platform of the business.
- By providing direct access to apps, policy-based virtual private networks do away with the drawbacks of current remote access networks.
Netskope Inc., a cloud security and networking firm, announced the launch of a new software solution called Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN to give businesses safe and optimal access to endpoint devices in any location.
Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, is a platform provided by 2012-founded Netskope that enables the discovery, visibility, and granular control of both authorized and unauthorized cloud apps. The business secured a sizable USD 401 million funding round earlier this year. Its flagship Intelligent Security Service Edge provides a converged, cloud-based service intended to transform perimeter security while assisting businesses in staying ahead of cloud, data, and network security challenges.
A software-defined wide-area network solution called Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN is based on the SASE platform of the business. It will combine SD-WAN and Security Service Edge capabilities when it becomes generally available later this year, enabling companies to streamline the connectivity of numerous scattered clients and edge devices while ensuring their high performance.
The business claims it wants to address the shortcomings of traditional networking architectures, particularly the clumsy SD-WAN infrastructures that need to be prepared to handle contemporary apps and lead to bad user experiences, inconsistent policies, and insufficient security. Users will enjoy the same application experience and security level using their laptops or other devices due to Endpoint SD-WAN as they would inside the corporate office.
Parag Thakore, Sr. Vice President of borderless SD-WAN at Netskope, said, “Organizations using outdated SD-WAN and security technology have realized they can’t patch their way to a better network, can’t prioritize or secure what they can’t easily discover, and shouldn’t rely on cumbersome SD-WAN architecture that wasn’t built for a highly distributed, cloud-centric workforce.”
One of Endpoint SD-key WAN’s advantages is that it makes it possible for AI-driven operations, which makes it easier to manage devices and applications with automated troubleshooting and insights into end-user experiences. Moreover, it provides excellent performance for voice, video, and data applications, as well as application-aware prioritization and dynamic path selection to address issues with subpar last-mile performance.
Simultaneous connectivity to numerous public and private data centers further improves user experiences. Policy-based virtual private networks do away with the drawbacks of current remote access networks by providing direct access to apps.
A single architecture that extends context-aware zero trust policy controls across the whole network ensures security by giving any remote user, device, and location easy and secure access to any application environment.
To provide a safe, high-quality connection to their applications from any user, device, and place, businesses are placing high importance on unified edge networking and security initiatives, according to International Data Corp. analyst Brandon Butler.
Brandon Butler stated, “Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN brings the benefits of SD-WAN and edge security tools together in an end-user and IT-friendly client format. These tools can be powerful for enterprises and service providers alike to accelerate edge networking and security transformation.”