Vendor security assessments can be very complex, especially when it comes to analyzing modern solutions. Obsolete threat modeling principles and frameworks become extremely unreliable and tricky as complexity increases. Security analysis also becomes further intricate as it is not limited to the application’s inherent design but also how it is integrated with any organization’s core network. Implementation and configuration induces vulnerabilities in the system if security is not a part of the development lifecycle. Recent trends suggest that organizations are now moving to SASE solutions, replacing existing vendors that provide services like CASB (Cloud access security broker), DLP (Data Loss Prevention), proxy solutions, etc.
What is SASE?
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a framework that provides network convergence alongside security services. It adds security to the ingress and egress network traffic. The technology stack usually comprises CASB, DLP, SWG (Secure Web Gateway), FWaaS (Firewall as a Service), NGFW (Network Firewall), SDN (Software Defined Networking), and ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Architecture) solutions.