The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of hybrid working models centered on cloud-based networks, data centers, and applications. And while 63% of high-growth enterprises have deployed hybrid working, the approach can challenge underprepared networking and security teams. Unreliable, high-latency home networks can affect user productivity, and security gaps can emerge from a lack of cloud awareness.
Meanwhile, expensive and complex legacy network and security systems provide a further barrier to uptake. For these and other reasons, leveraging security service edge (SSE) capabilities, as part of a secure access service edge (SASE) architecture, is now critical to successful hybrid deployments.