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25th February 2022
One of the joys of this role is sometimes seeing the lightbulb moment when you can see how something you’ve been saying for a while hits home with someone…
Here at Mobliciti, we’ve been working with our partner Netskope for more than 5 years, but what started as a conversation about why you need yet another Security service (CASB), has now been swallowed up by the race to have a SASE Strategy.
The release last week of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge (SSE) is arguably the moment where this area went from future strategy to 2022 plans. I’m delighted to see Netskope deservedly recognised as a Leader in this space…
The challenge we’re already seeing though is that SSE encompasses so many areas (CASB, SWG, ZTNA, RBI etc.) and working out where to start can be hard… and we can help with that!
However, back to the lightbulb… If you read these missives, you’ll know that I quite regularly talk about tipping points in the market. And the rapid technology adoption during the pandemic has triggered all kinds of tipping points, but a key one is the now accepted adoption of SaaS Platforms for running an organisation. Think Teams/Zoom as a starter for 10, but there are loads now, on average over 60% of traffic is now SaaS vs On-Prem.
The problem is applying security policies and control to these SaaS solutions, in particular data loss prevention policies. The simple truth is that unless you look inside traffic going to the Cloud Services, then you simply just don’t know what’s going on. And right now most organisations simply can’t do this with their existing security stack (SWG just whitelists the traffic). The lightbulb moment is when you realise a solution can do this and SWG and much more – suddenly the path to the future also quickly solves problems today.
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