Why SASE is More than a Buzzword for Zero Trust

Featuring Wayne LeRiche, the federal civilian field chief technology officer and solutions architect for Palo Alto Networks Federal.

What SASE really does though is it brings in a bunch of different use cases under that umbrella. So we're looking at not only the users working from home, but also users working from a remote branch. So we're kind of cascading, and there are other things like cost savings, you know, moving away from expensive MPLS-based networks.
And different use cases as applications move from the data center to the cloud, with SaaS adoption, things like that. SASE can really help address those. And then also on the flip side is the compliance piece, right? With SASE kind of being an as-a-service model, a more flexible and agile model, we can really adopt things like high fidelity logging.
From a user experience perspective, SASE really brings that, that data plane and middle mile optimization, everything that we've done on the back-end and all the billions that have been spent on kind of that cloud drive, cloud-delivered architecture, it benefits the user. And so that's really the most important thing, I think, when I talk to government customers as well.
Security is important, but you know, user experiences is very important. And if it's not beneficial to the user, they're not going to consume it, they're not going to use it, they're gonna find ways to get around it. So that's really one thing that we've worked very hard to bring to bear with with the service.