Think you’re ready for SASE? Take our SASE assessment

Answer this quick questionnaire to find out if a SASE implementation is right for your enterprise organization.

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The rise of remote and mobile work, the continued push to the cloud, and the increasing volume and severity of cyberthreats have given rise to the next era of networking and security: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

As a cloud service that combines software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) with Security Service Edge (SSE) services, SASE offers a scalable way to provide applications with increased security and bandwidth allocation.

Gartner predicts that by 2025 at least 60% of enterprises will have explicit strategies and timelines for SASE adoption.

Think you’re ready for SASE? Take two minutes to complete our SASE assessment and find out if implementing this technology is right for your enterprise organization.

Answer these 10 SASE assessment questions to reveal your readiness level

1. How important is protecting against malware, ransomware and exposure to security vulnerabilities to your organization?

2. How would you describe the management of your security and networking technologies?

3. How many of your business applications or services (e.g. Office 365, Google Workspace, AWS) reside in the cloud?

4. Do end users connect to your network from outside a corporate perimeter? (e.g. access from a VPN for home and mobile workers)

5. How much visibility into cloud compute and end-user resources do you have?

6. How would you describe your end-user performance and reliability experience?

7. How many device connections to your network are you able to control?

8. How complex is it to update your network and security policies?

9. Do your end users expect more direct access to resources in your data centers and cloud-based applications?

10. How well is your network meeting new business needs (e.g. adding or moving locations, new cloud workloads, remote work)?

10 indicators of enterprise SASE readiness.

Want a quick primer on SASE?

Check out The 5 Foundational Components of a SASE Framework and our SASE glossary.

A fully integrated SASE solution. Managed your way.

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

This comprehensive architecture enables 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. What’s more, it’s backed by our Cyber Security Operations Center and Technical Service Management experts.