As organizations work to migrate to the cloud — and work moves away from the data center towards the edges of the network — exposure to threats continues to rise. To protect against these growing risks— while optimizing performance at every connection — networking and security can no longer work in silos. Instead, they must work together in tandem to connect and protect users at the edge, securely and efficiently. This is where SASE enters the picture. Recently introduced by Gartner, SASE — or Secure Access Secure Edge — is a forward-thinking framework in which networking and security functions converge into a single integrated service that works at the cloud edge to deliver protection and performance in one simplified approach.