Hughes Network Systems and Netskope have announced a joint SASE solution that combines Hughes managed services expertise with Netskope’s Security Service Edge (SSE) capabilities. The solution bundles Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) with elements of a cloud-delivered security posture, along with an option to integrate with existing SD-WAN deployments using Netskope SSE.
The solution includes SASE features such as Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Secure Web Gateways, Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) plus options such as Managed Detection and Response (MDR). A 24/7 security operations center (SOC), along with incident response and alert prioritization is also provided.
“Hughes Managed SASE makes it turn-key to manage company data securely, wherever it’s transmitted across a growing perimeter of endpoints that employees need to access in the office, on the road and remotely,” said Dan Rasmussen, senior vice president, enterprise division at Hughes. “Our cloud-first security solution meets companies where they are today with a full SASE implementation or as an add-on to an existing SD-WAN deployment with a clear path to a full-SASE solution at their own pace.”
“This new partnership between Hughes and Netskope brings together industry-leading pedigrees to deliver a fully managed, full-stack SASE platform,” said Dave Rogers, SVP Global Alliances and Channel Sales at Netskope. “As organizations navigate the challenges associated with a work-from-anywhere environment, they are turning to SASE solutions to secure data and people anywhere. Our partnership is focused on helping to accelerate digital transformation and safely enable innovations such as generative AI, all while preserving network performance and business productivity.”
The initiative is designed for small and mid-sized enterprises headquartered in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
In the midst of a wide variety of tools available across the broad market, this offering is intended to combine the capabilities that protect data and applications through a customizable cloud security solution.