As technology trends in network security are increasingly focused on managing the global threat surfaces, lets discuss how SSE is playing an important role in defending IT Security.
What is SSE?
SSE is a collection of integrated, cloud-centric security capabilities that enables safe access to web, SaaS applications and private applications. Security Service Edge (SSE) is an emerging cybersecurity concept introduced by Gartner in 2021. SSE can be considered a subset of the secure access service edge (SASE) framework.
With the trend of hybrid work culture, utilization of SaaS applications is increasing, private and vendor applications are moving to the public cloud, due to this changing model, IT stakeholders are interested in moving to the latest network security methods to protect their data, improve the user experiences and optimize IT costs. As a result, SSE platforms is the solution to the modern need of IT giants to ensure network security.
Role of SSE
The role of SSE is vital in the organizations where security is crucial. A combination of SSE provides end-to-end security to protect the networks from partners, vendors, employees, and external users from accessing the data, applications, and resources. As the remote and hybrid work culture continue, SSE ensures the data, applications accessed by the users in remote, mobile and hybrid modes remain protected.
To reduce risk, organizations need a security platform that integrates endpoint with SSE, which integrates UEBA, Advanced DLP, Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM) and Zero Trust to ensure data security during the business transactions.
SSE Core Services
Core Services of Security Service Edge
Difference between SASE and SSE
SSE is a subset of SASE, where the SASE provides the combination of Networking and security, but SSE provides security of SASE. SSE combined with SD-WAN forms a comprehensive SASE platform.
Benefits of SSE
SSE and SASE are just frameworks. It’s up to the organizations to find a vendor that suits their requirements. Organizations could evaluate the vendors for each of the above services of SSE for deployments and solutions.
About the Author –
Sundar has more than 13 years of experience in IT, IT security, IDAM, PAM and MDM project and products.
He is interested in developing innovative mobile applications which saves time and money. He is also a travel enthusiast.