Critical SASE components, explained

VMware SASE points of presence (PoPs) connect users to the closest regional PoP with secured access to enterprise resources. This model is consistent whether those resources are hosted in a private or public cloud, and it supports a variety of device connectivity options. This paper discusses the technical and logical flows of the components and protocols that let SASE PoPs operate reliably and securely. It provides examples and step-by-step processes for use cases applicable to various business environments. The use cases demonstrate both the consistency of SASE PoP access as well as flexible potential based on individual components. The paper demonstrates:

• What the SASE network flow looks like 

• How design principles and operational practices should evolve

• Why does this flow benefit both individual users and the enterprise as a whole

This white paper is part of a series adapted and updated from the book Journey into the World of SASE, by VMware technical product managers Rohan Naggi and Ferdinand Sales (VMware Press, April 2021). We’ve broken the book into shorter, easier-to-consume papers. Whether you read individual papers or the whole book, the goal is to help you understand your company’s journey to SASE: why SASE is important, how it works, and what you need to know to implement it successfully.

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