Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Palo Alto Networks Founder and CTO Nir Zuk has watched cybersecurity grow and evolve over the span of his career. Nearly 25 years ago, Zuk’s focus was on stateful inspection firewalls, which at the time dominated the market. Ten years later, when use of internet applications began to explode and challenge stateful inspection capabilities, a new approach was needed. This ultimately led Zuk to create Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall.
Today, with cloud usage on the rise, cybersecurity professionals face yet another chapter in adjusting their approach to network security. Enter “secure access service edge,” (or SASE, pronounced “sassy”), a model for network security that meets the demands of cloud and mobile environments, where traditional networks fell short.
In this new blog post from Palo Alto Networks, Zuk explains why this approach is the next logical step in cybersecurity. Zuk has been helping lead the charge with Prisma Access, and this article is one in a series where Palo Alto Networks leaders explore the implementation and implications of SASE. The blog post also includes a link to a paper from Gartner further exploring the new approach.
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