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With 69% of businesses moving to cloud computing, security is a significant concern. Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and secure access service edge (SASE) streamline network access, improve security, and boost network performance throughout your cloud environment. Trust Defensive to take care of your SD-WAN and SASE solutions.


What Is SASE?

Secure access service edge (SASE—pronounced “sassy”) is a network architecture rolling SD-WAN and security into cloud services. SASE promises simplified WAN deployment, better efficiency, and improved security.

As a cloud service, SASE is ready to scale up or down at a moment’s notice—and you will never pay for more than you need. Therefore, it’s a highly popular option for businesses looking for cost savings. In times of rapid change, cloud computing provides flexibility.

SASE delivers SD-WAN security as a service. SD-WAN security policies consider:

  • Identity
  • Context
  • Compliance policies
  • Ongoing risk assessment

The next generation SASE 2.0 architecture combines software-defined routing and network edge security with next generation Security Service Edge modules including Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Secure Web Gateways (SWG), Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), and Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) to bring a modernized security toolset for the modern workplace. It is Identity Centric security anywhere and everywhere.

Benefits of SASE

How can SASE work for you? Here are the top reasons your business should take advantage of SASE.

Cost Reduction

Your organization can eliminate disjointed physical hardware and virtual software from various vendors. Instead, you can streamline your workload with a single, cloud-native solution. You can reduce overheads and simplify network complexity without the excess costs of miscellaneous appliances and multiple providers.

Moreover, SASE covers ongoing upgrades and network maintenance as a cloud-based solution. You pay one flat fee without unexpected IT costs. In addition, reducing network complexity eliminates the need for extensive IT staff. You can reduce costs without sacrificing network performance and security monitoring with a SASE cloud environment.


Security as a service enables hyper-scalable and flexible WAN infrastructure. A cloud-based SASE solution allows you to scale up and down within minutes. While minimizing and streamlining your IT workload, you can save time and money.

Avoid downtime with less maintenance and fewer software licenses. You can prioritize security, network monitoring, and core business objectives with improved efficiency.

Ease of Management

You can control the entire service from one place as a simplified cloud-based central management application. SASE management is easy, accessible, and quick. Instead of using various devices and applications across multiple office locations, you can eliminate any complexity with SASE.

Growing your network doesn’t mean more complexity. With SASE, you avoid cumbersome maintenance and time-consuming tasks.

Simplified Security Model

You no longer need to rely on legacy network solutions that require additional devices and systems to stay relevant. SASE removes the need to fill security gaps with cumbersome software and hardware. With FWaaS, SASE builds security features directly into its infrastructure. It’s easier to manage your network security, introduce policies, and make quick changes.

Consistent Data Protection

Data protection is vital to your brand’s performance, reputation, and success.

Companies carry significant amounts of confidential and sensitive data. Breaches could cost a fortune, waste time, and lose clients.

SASE enables data loss protection through the cloud. SASE authenticates users and implements access control throughout your environment by automating several DLP processes.

Increased Network Performance

SASE constantly monitors your network to improve the performance of data flow. You can adjust your workload for greater efficiency with a real-time, continuous picture of all inbound and outbound connections in one simplified interface.

With remote networks increasingly popular, SASE enables more people from more locations to securely and reliably connect to the network. Employees can rely on a stable and fast network.

Greater Visibility and Control of Data Usage

Blindspots are one of the biggest downfalls of security. Complete visibility mitigates risk. As the work environment continuously shifts with users and applications connecting and disconnecting, monitoring is a dynamic, complicated process. You can more easily identify security risks and weaknesses with greater visibility into these applications.

SASE condenses multiple processes into one unified network. Therefore, your security protocols will have greater transparency, with fewer software agents maintaining consistency.

SD-WAN Solutions

SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) is a virtual architecture that enables business users to connect with applications securely.

What is SD-WAN?

Traditionally, maintaining a highly available, fault-tolerant Wide Area network involved a lot of expensive routers, Internet or MPLS connections, and field technicians in the market to go on-site when things went wrong. Failover connections, while necessary, sat idle until they were needed, and failover was always an arduous process. SD-WAN is a software-defined wide area network that simplifies routes and uptime- over multiple internet connections (preferably from redundant providers!) It allows for large, enterprise networks to be easily managed through simple and intuitive cloud portals.

Our Process

SD-WAN makes control and management more effortless. SD-WAN makes it simpler to configure and deploy processes by separating these processes from network hardware.

Our SD-WAN processes will improve your organization’s cost savings, agility, performance, and deployment speed. We offer a holistic platform for SD-WAN management with many years of experience. We will recognize your specific pain points and strive to provide simplified solutions with the capability to meet your current and future requirements to scale as you need.

SD-WAN Makes Routing Much, Much Easier

As IT departments struggle to adapt to digital transformations as quickly as technology evolves, SD-WAN solutions make the networking aspects far easier. SD-WAN can automate highly advanced routing decisions in real-time to optimize your organization’s application digital experience. SD-WAN solutions enable organizations to scale with more manageable, cost-effective digital operations continuously.

Mega-Aggregate Circuits

SDWAN allows you to seamlessly connect two or more internet connections into a mega aggregate single connection that offers seamless fault tolerance across multiple internet providers. Additionally, through intelligent routing, SDWAN can route your most critical applications over the links that perform best at any given time. Scale your connectivity and improve uptime on a budget by adding low-cost cable or FTTX internet to every site.

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SD-WAN Capabilities

What are the top capabilities you should look for in an SD-WAN solution?

  • Easy deployment: Through a single, unified console, you can deploy, manage, and monitor all aspects of SD-WAN.
  • Bandwidth relief: Increase available bandwidth to ensure optimal network and application performance.
  • Greater reliability: SD-WAN solutions automatically failover to the next available WAN link reliable for better network connectivity for greater business continuity.
  • Comprehensive policy management: IT teams can manage and maintain universal policies on everything across multiple locations.
  • Flexible connection options: A more efficient approach by leveraging flexible and low-cost broadband options.
  • Direct cloud access: SD-WAN provides direct access to cloud applications for users located across the globe.

Why Defensive Networks?

Defensive is a Next Generation Solution Provider for a Cloud-First World. We exist to take the guesswork out of Cybersecurity and Information Technology procurement and adoption.

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Why Choose Defensive for Your SD-WAN Projects?

Defensive are industry-leading experts when it comes to SD-WAN and SASE. We deliver security, agility, and performance across your cloud computing software with best-in-class SD-WAN and SASE optimization capabilities.


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