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Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

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Leverage a unified, secure connectivity experience that is available anywhere and anytime.

Are you ready for the future of networking and security?

Windstream Enterprise is the first and only North American managed service provider to fully converge cloud-native network and security with a completely integrated Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution, enabling businesses to adapt to constantly shifting users, applications and work environments, while keeping all application and security policies synchronized with these changing endpoints—all from a single pane of glass.

The answer is SASE

SASE is the unification of SD-WAN network connectivity and Security Service Edge (SSE) features—FWaaS, SWG, CASB and ZTNA—that protect your constantly moving endpoints and applications.

This SASE framework is readily available for enterprises to implement today. The best-in-class WE Connect portal from Windstream Enterprise enables easy configuration, analysis and automation of every element within a completely unified SASE framework.

Ready to develop your SASE strategy?

Contact our team of experts to get started.

Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) features

Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) provides the network foundation for SASE by enabling optimized application performance, network routing, global connectivity, WAN and Internet security, cloud acceleration and remote access. Discover SD-WAN Concierge.

Together with SD-WAN, learn more about the SSE features below that protect every one of your constantly moving endpoints for a full-stack SASE solution.

Security Service Edge (SSE) features

Secure your LAN/WAN traffic

Enables highly scalable traffic inspection across all application-aware protocols, anti-malware and intrusion detection and prevention capabilities.

Defend against malicious traffic and malware

Prevents unsecured traffic from entering an organization’s internal network by safeguarding users from being infected by malicious web traffic, websites, viruses and ransomware.

Protect your cloud-based data

Offers visibility into users’ access of cloud-based resources to ensure compliance with data privacy regulations and corporate security policies.

Support your remote workers

Also known as Software-defined Perimeters (SDPs), supports remote access to business applications both on-premises and in the cloud, complies with regulations and enforces organization’s security policies for every user, device, location and network.

Secure your LAN/WAN traffic

Enables highly scalable traffic inspection across all application-aware protocols, anti-malware and intrusion detection and prevention capabilities.

Defend against malicious traffic and malware

Prevents unsecured traffic from entering an organization’s internal network by safeguarding users from being infected by malicious web traffic, websites, viruses and ransomware.

Protect your cloud-based data

Offers visibility into users’ access of cloud-based resources to ensure compliance with data privacy regulations and corporate security policies.

Support your remote workers

Also known as Software-defined Perimeters (SDPs), supports remote access to business applications both on-premises and in the cloud, complies with regulations and enforces organization’s security policies for every user, device, location and network.

FACT SHEET

Integrated network and security. Managed your way.

Windstream Enterprise is the first North American managed service provider to converge cloud-native network and security into a fully integrated Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution.
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Discussing WAN Evolution with Mike Frane

As enterprise business needs have evolved, so too have the network services that enable them. Data center-centric architectures like MPLS were designed to support a centralized approach to networking. SDN technology changed the game, ushering in the era of cloud-enabled SD-WAN. And now, SD-WAN lays the groundwork for the latest innovation: SASE.
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What is Secure Access Service Edge?

To enable reliable access to cloud-based applications, and remain safe from rising cyberattacks, enterprises are turning to Secure Access Service Edge—an emerging “as a Service” framework. At Windstream Enterprise, we have extensive experience providing all the foundational elements of a robust SASE solution.
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Windstream Enterprise + leading SASE technology

We partnered with industry-leading SASE technology vendors to deliver the most sophisticated and resilient SASE/SD-WAN solutions available today.
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SASE thought leadership blog series

The convergence of network and security into a SASE framework is reshaping best practices on how you can protect your remote workers and cloud-based apps.
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Let's get SASE: Your quick guide to this security must-have

The shift to the cloud means legacy network security systems no longer make sense. Learn what SASE is and why it's essential for enhancing protection while minimizing IT complexity.
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The Unification of Network and Security

Remote work and migration to cloud-based applications mean traditional security solutions no longer offer enough protection. Learn why SASE + SD-WAN is the best way to deliver security in the cloud.
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Get SASE in the cloud

As enterprises accelerate the move to the cloud, network security needs to keep pace. Learn how to maximize protection with minimal complexity.

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