NordLayer - Network Security

Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions

Secure business data, resources, and all users in your network by adopting the SSE framework. SSE is a blueprint for better business security, combining user-centric authentication, access control and seamless integration across the cloud.

OVERVIEW

What is Security Service Edge (SSE)?

Secure Service Edge (SSE) is a framework that contains multiple features to secure and protect a business network. Network security solutions (FWaaS, CASB, SWG, and ZTNA) are combined into a single, cloud-native service via the SSE framework. By adopting these SSE solutions, businesses enhance their agility and capacity for preventing, identifying, and responding to online threats.

Benefits

SSE benefits

Secure Access

Secure Web Gateways (SWGs) enforce business policies to keep organizations compliant. NordLayer SWGs block traffic to malicious web-sites, preventing various threats.

Better Security

NordLayer utilizes CASB capabilities to securely act between users and their cloud infrastructure, controlling access to critical resources.

Visibility & Control

Zero Trust Network Access is an IT security approach whereby implicit trust is removed from all computing infrastructure. Instead, trust levels are continuously reviewed and adapted.

SSE USE CASES

Align SSE implementation with your business

Secure Web and Cloud Usage

The solutions within the SSE framework allow enterprises to monitor cloud usage and manage the compliance and security of web and cloud services across all workers, regardless of location.

CSPM is one of these solutions and it helps track compliance and use of IaaS and SaaS services. NordLayer provides a broad range of security solutions to help organizations meet, exceed, and maintain compliance.

For any user accessing services from any device, SSE contains a centralized solution to detect and prevent threats emerging from web and cloud services.

NordLayer solutions enable remote workers or contractors to conduct their responsibilities effectively with BYOD policies by extending the same secure protection to their own devices.

When remote users access the web, cloud applications, or private applications, solutions within the SSE framework connect and secure them.

Strong SSE vendors like NordLayer provide the most freedom in terms of connecting to the service and accessing apps. Enable your employees to have the tools they need to work smarter, more efficiently, and with complete safety.

Many firms place a high value on the capacity to control sensitive data loss across various vectors.

Whoever you’re giving access to - enterprise users, third-party administrators, or business associates - the experience should be efficient, seamless, and safe. With NordLayer, all user identities are verified before network access permissions are granted, ensuring data security.

SSE CAPABILITIES

Why choose NordLayer as an SSE vendor?

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

Zero Trust is a ‘never trust, always verify’ approach to network access — authentication is needed prior to access being granted. NordLayer provides these ZTNA capabilities:

  • Enhances network security
  • Safer data
  • Improves protection against new & existing threats
  • Reduces impact from breaches
  • Enhances compliance & visibility
  • Potential cost reductions

Secure Web Gateway (SWG)

SWGs enforce business policies to keep organizations compliant. NordLayer SWGs filter unwanted traffic through capabilities like application control and data loss prevention. NordLayer provides these SWG capabilities:

  • Filters out malicious threats
  • Blocks harmful websites
  • Sets bypass rules for safe web access

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

NordLayer utilizes CASB capabilities to securely act between users and their cloud infrastructure, controlling access to critical resources. NordLayer provides these CASB capabilities:

  • Risk and data governance
  • Activity monitoring
  • Threat prevention
  • Endpoint access control

Where to start?

Consolidate your CASB, SWG and ZTNA capabilities by using a single SSE vendor.

This will create an opportunity to improve your organization’s agility and ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats and reduce costs.

Start implementing the SSE framework today, or contact our specialist if you have any more questions.

Additional info

Frequently asked questions

The security service components of a thorough SASE (pronounce "sassy") strategy are offered by SSE. One cloud-delivered solution from SSE combines features for access control, threat prevention, data security, security monitoring, and acceptable usage control. A full SASE platform is created when SSE and SD-WAN are joined. This platform offers monitoring and policy enforcement with integrated network controls, application APIs, and endpoint-based controls. In 2019, Gartner introduced the cybersecurity concept of SASE. SASE is a cloud-delivered service paradigm that unifies network security services like CASB, FWaaS, and ZTNA with software-defined wide area networking or SD-WAN.

Firstly, using a single vendor for SSE is preferable since it may help you avoid issues like complicated policy administration, managing numerous user interfaces, and potential architectural conflicts.

Second, rather than hardware-based SSE platforms, complete cloud-delivered SSE platforms should be prioritized. By thoroughly examining each service and making sure it is supplied via the cloud, you can save appliance costs, use the cloud to expand automatically as needed, and provide a better user experience since there are more points of presence (some SSE services run on the backbone of AWS and GCP).

Additionally, choosing an SSE platform that provides ZTNA with inspection would make the IT team’s life much simpler. IT must be able to see what apps are accessed by staff members and outside users, what they download, and what actions they do when using an app. IT security teams won’t be able to get this crucial visibility via zero trust network access (ZTNA) services that lack inspection. They will also struggle to modify access privileges in response to context-based changes.

SSE addresses the fundamental security challenges of remote work, digital business enablement, and cloud transformation. As the adoption of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS grows, there is more data outside of the data center, users are increasingly working remotely, and the VPNs are slow and often easily exploited. All of this is difficult to secure using legacy network architectures.

  • SSE enables easier acceptance and implementation of policies across on-premises, cloud, and remote work environments by lowering cost and complexity.
  • SSE’s ZTNA feature aids in providing granular resource access, allowing suitable degrees of access for each user, wherever.
  • SSE’s SWG capability contributes by acting as an inline cyberbarrier, monitoring web traffic and prohibiting unwanted activity.
  • SSE’s CASB capabilities enable multi-mode support by imposing granular controls to monitor and govern access to sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services.
  • SSE’s DLP feature provides a consolidated and unified approach to data protection in which data classifications are defined once and deployed across online, cloud, and endpoint policies.