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.
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.
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.
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 experiences.
Learn more about how AT&T and Cisco are working together on SASE here.