Cisco technology meets Orange integration
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is commonly defined as the convergence of networking and network security in the cloud. The goal of a SASE model is to consolidate these functions – which were traditionally delivered in siloed point solutions – in a simplified, integrated, cloud-delivered service.
By John Isch
Even if your organization hasn’t started formal secure access service edge (SASE) planning, you’re probably already on a SASE journey.
Exploring SASE options for your enterprise? Follow these steps to assess your needs and goals and make better technology decisions.
Are you exploring how to adopt a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture in your organization? Look for these six attributes of a SASE solution that will meet your needs today and in the future.
Together, Orange and Cisco offer best-in-class technology solutions and a rigorous process to integrate the customized SASE solutions required by global enterprises.
This is a time of unprecedented change for organizations as they shift their services to the cloud and their employees become more dispersed. To support this new model, the Internet is becoming the new corporate network. It’s time for a new security architecture.
What to expect during your SASE design and deployment phases, and how to choose the right management model for your organization.
Explore the technical components of our SASE architecture – based on Cisco technology – and learn how Orange Business Services implements them to meet your needs.
Orange Business, Cisco and Equinix redefine collaborative integration/enablement to address enterprise SASE strategies and how to implement them to meet your needs.
Embark on your SASE journey in partnership with Orange Business Services and our technology partner, Cisco. Orange and Cisco are two recognized leaders at the forefront of SASE innovation. Cisco delivers the integrated technology components for a comprehensive SASE solution, and Orange brings unparalleled expertise in designing, deploying and managing Cisco SASE solutions.
SASE is not a one-size-fits-all solution: it must be customized to meet the needs and business goals of each global enterprise.
For more than 25 years, Orange and Cisco have collaborated closely to deliver premier IT solutions. Today, we’re at the vanguard of SASE innovation: Cisco has developed a comprehensive SASE portfolio backed by decades of technology leadership, and Orange has the expertise to implement and manage a SASE solution that meets the unique needs of your global enterprise.
Cisco SD-WAN is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture connecting remote workers, branches, data centers and multi-cloud environments. It offers a complete SD-WAN fabric with built-in centralized management and security. Cisco SD-WAN serves as a foundational component of any SASE architecture. To complement the Cisco SD-WAN overlay, Orange offers an extensive MPLS and internet-based, global underlay network to ensure consistent performance.
Cisco Umbrella is the cloud-native, multi-function security service at the core of Cisco's SASE architecture. It unifies firewall, secure web gateway, DNS-lay security, cloud access security broker (CASB) and threat intelligence solutions into a single cloud service to help businesses of all sizes secure their users, applications and data.
Zero-trust network access
Cisco Secure Access by Duo offers a comprehensive ZTNA solution to secure access across your applications and environment, from any user, device and location. ZTNA is a strategic approach to security that centers on the concept of eliminating trust from an organization’s network architecture. A ZTNA model considers all resources to be external and continuously verifies trust before granting only the required access.
Cisco AnyConnect is a security endpoint agent that empowers remote workers with highly secure access to the Internet or the enterprise network from any device, at any time, in any location. It also protects the organization by providing the visibility and control you need to identify who and which devices are accessing the extended enterprise.
Cisco ThousandEyes gives you complete visibility from the user to the application over any network, and also provides actionable insight into performance issues. This allows you to resolve incidents quickly, shorten time to resolution, increase service availability and create an optimized end-user experience. With the increased reliance on the internet and cloud services, more networks are outside your ownership or direct control. That makes ThousandEyes an essential SASE component.
Orange begins with a baseline assessment of your current network, cloud and security services. Orange analyzes security policies and compiles a list of current vendors and licenses. In determining your starting point, Orange can gauge how to leverage your existing infrastructure investments and your future requirements as you transition to a SASE architecture.
Orange will develop a SASE solution and adoption plan tailored to the needs of your organization. The plan will specify how and when you’ll adopt each of the building blocks of SASE, how each SASE component will integrate with other cloud services, and how your organization can mitigate risk and maintain security during this process. Our OpenLab environment enables Orange to create a mock-up of your infrastructure to validate technical choices and aid in mitigating risks during deployment.
Orange brings tremendous experience in deploying networking and security solutions for global enterprises. A SASE rollout will begin with a pilot program at limited sites, and can be moved into production once proof of performance is achieved. Then the best practices can be incorporated into the broader deployment. Count on our experts in more than 160 countries to provide on-site and in-region support.
Orange provides a wide range of co-managed operational models to match your business and strategic requirements. For example, you can outsource responsibilities such as capacity management or day-to-day management while retaining control over security policy.
Orange will continuously monitor and optimize the performance of your SASE architecture and its component networking and security services. Thanks to complete network visibility, Orange can quickly pinpoint areas in need of improvement as well as ways to optimize the end-user experience.
We work with a number of well-recognized industry analysts, who provide a clear picture of our capabilities and solutions in the network and security arenas. Here are just a few of their independent reports:
Network and security in a single cloud solution
SASE is a networking and security model first outlined by Gartner. It supports cloud-focused organizations by merging networking and network security services into a single, cloud-delivered solution.
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End-to-end security to protect your data throughout the entire journey