Securing Remote Workers With OPAQ SASE

Distributed computing requirements are boosting the rationale for remote access and work-at-home. SASE provides a secure, agile network architecture.

Work-life balance, the need for distributed computing, and now disease containment, continue to build the case for telecommuting, work-at-home, and reliable and secure remote access.

The secure access service edge (SASE) provides a secure network architecture that can shift to meet changing business and human requirements. It empowers people to work remotely by supporting connectivity, distributed computing and security all at the edge of the network, removing inefficient data-center-based traffic patterns and backhauling. It gives them access to nearby cloud data or software tools without having to request that service from a far-away data center, hence reducing network latency and improving performance.

But this access, while allowing employees to work remotely, is not necessarily secure.

Malicious actors prey upon remote users via their laptops and other portable computing devices, and via the untrusted networks and programs these users connect to, particularly when outside of an organization’s private network.

According to 451 Research, 63 percent of global organizations indicate they have moderate to no visibility over all their distributed network assets. How can you patch the next vulnerability in your network computing infrastructure when you have no way to identify all the legitimate endpoints (including employees’ personal devices) trying to connect to your network? And how do you distribute central security policy to those devices without first reconfiguring all of your physical network equipment and/or hairpinning traffic back through your core network for policy enforcement?

With the OPAQ SASE Cloud, you can simply provide always-on, next-generation protection within days, without the costly backhaul that can toll your central private network. Security delivered from the cloud facilitates advanced remote security, providing a remote secure controller from which consistent network policy can be rapidly enforced on distributed endpoints.

Read more to better understand the need for advanced security at remote and highly distributed computing endpoints.