AT&T, Ericsson, Cisco Demonstrate Managed SASE Service

AT&T joined forces with Ericsson and Cisco Systems in an effort to address business challenges related to secure, real-time connections with the endpoint.

Together, the organizations demonstrated a managed SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) service for securely connecting to “any endpoint in the cloud or in enterprise locations.” The release is based on the principles being developed and defined by the MEF 3.0 proof-of-concept, a.k.a. “The Ubiquitous Edge.”

The service features integrated security functions, SD-WAN (software-defined Wide Area Network) services, policies and orchestration, each integrated to “transition away from a perimeter-oriented security approach, to a secure, ubiquitous edge.”

AT&T noted that the capability will support orchestrating and managing increasingly complex networks and security parameters in a more efficient manner, even in remote environments.