Lookout Inc., an endpoint-to-cloud security company, announced the integration of the Lookout Cloud Security Platform with the trademarked VMware SD-WAN to provide customers with a “best-of-breed” secure access service edge (SASE) solution that delivers optimized network connectivity and data protection from any device and any location.
The increase in remote work and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies has amplified the need for organizations to protect any user, any device, from any location.
This transformation has forced an evolution of how network and security services are delivered, ensuring the most direct and secure access to cloud applications.
It no longer makes sense to backhaul traffic across expensive networks to a centralized data center for security enforcement. A SASE solution transforms legacy security into a set of cloud-delivered, converged network and security services that are available when and where they are needed.
The Lookout Cloud Security Platform provides customers with more secure and reliable access to cloud applications from any device and location. VMware SD-WAN ensures reliable, efficient, and optimal access paths to these applications from any location under varying network conditions.
The integrated Lookout and VMware solution, which combines cloud security and cloud network connectivity, provides customers with improved network performance, centralized management of security policies and enhanced visibility and monitoring of all end-user activity between branch offices.
Enterprises gain full cloud and data security across internet, SaaS, and private applications for any user and branch office regardless of location.
“VMware and Lookout are collaborating to enable users to connect to their cloud applications in an optimal and more secure manner,” said Sashi Annaluru, head of SASE Engineering, VMware. “The integration of VMware SD-WAN and Lookout Cloud Security Platform will give customers the choice and flexibility to transform their networking and security infrastructure and accelerate SASE adoption.”
Lookout CTO Sundaram Lakshamanan added, “Protecting data in the new norm of a hybrid workforce is challenging. Our partnership with VMware provides our joint customers with an architecture based on SASE, and that is unique and focused on protecting our customer’s data along with delivering an industry leading solution to optimize network connectivity. With the Lookout Cloud Security Platform and VMware SD-WAN, customers will experience reliable, efficient, and secure access to all applications, and more importantly protect the data stored in these applications when accessed from any location and any device.”
To learn more about the partnership, read the Lookout + VMware solution brief here.