WebsiteGear Logo Log In
New User? Sign Up
About | Contact | FAQ
  Home News Technology Software Products Sunday, May 9, 2021 
Add Press Release News | News Feeds Feeds | Email This News Email

Apcela announces SASE capabilities in the Arcus platform
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Enterprises now have the option to adopt Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) within the Apcela Arcus Platform

RESTON, Va., Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Apcela, a leading innovator in software-defined, cloud-optimized network services, announced Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) as a part of the Arcus Secure platform, which enables enterprises to distribute security to the edge.

SASE (pronounced "Sassy") is Gartner's name(1) for secure access service edge. To us, this emerges as the combination of SD-WAN capabilities with a number of security services that are primarily delivered through a cloud-based delivery model. In short, a SASE offering helps simplify network management by offering highly customizable policy-based control that can be tailored by user identity, session context, and application needs for performance and security - and it's delivered from the cloud.

Kunal Thakkar, Head of Solutions Engineering at Apcela, shares that "A Secure Access Solution is the marriage between network and security and delivers many critical functions such as Firewall as a Service, Data Loss Prevention, Web Application Firewall, Zero Trust Network Access, and more."

According to Gartner experts Neil MacDonald, Lawrence Orans, Joe Skorupa, "SASE is driven by enterprise digital business transformation: the adoption of cloud-based services by distributed and mobile workforces; edge computing and business continuity plans that must include flexible, anywhere, anytime, secure remote access...By 2024, at least 40% of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE, up from less than 1% at year-end 2018." (2)

At the center of Apcela's solution is the Arcus Platform, a software-defined approach to the multi-cloud environment which consists of Arcus Connect, Arcus Secure, and Arcus Intelligence. Arcus Secure, a security layer that shifts the security stack from the data center to the cloud, operates as a plug and play platform for SASE. The API is integrated with Arcus Intelligence in order to offer a holistic network security platform complete with automation and network visibility.

The Arcus Platform relies on AppHubs, virtual data centers in the cloud. Instead of having one or two premise-based data centers per region, we manage a dynamic, global footprint of over 60 AppHubs around the world. Instead of taking months or years to build out, we can stand-up a customer in days. Additionally, proximity to end users is key when it comes to application performance. AppHubs within Apcela Arcus provide the framework that enables us to deliver a software-defined, cloud optimized network - and that includes SASE. This allows SASE to truly exist at the edge - rather than deployed natively in public cloud, which can be repetitive and cost-prohibitive.

In conjunction with Arcus Secure and the globally distributed AppHubs in key geographies, Apcela's portfolio of supported SD-WAN technologies and Remote Access Solutions, such as Cisco AnyConnect and Palo Alto Networks Global Protect, provide verity of powerful options for the customers to on-ramp their users and sites in an encrypted and secure manner to a proximate Apcela AppHub. This focus on 'best of breed' vendors over 'single-pass solutions' is one aspect that sets Apcela's solution apart from other SASE vendors.

"Apcela's Arcus platform is built ground-up to integrate various solutions in a modular manner depending on the needs and preferences of the customers who have existing investments. We can lift and shift their security stack to the cloud, and extend the reach of their firewalls," says Thakkar. "SASE is the next step to optimizing network security in the cloud."

1. Gartner, The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud, Neil MacDonald, Lawerence Orans, and Joe Skorupa, August 30, 2019
2. Gartner, Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2020, Pete Shoard, June 30, 2020

About Apcela
Apcela provides software-defined, cloud optimized networks for the digitally transforming enterprise. Delivered as a service, we enable enterprises to easily deploy and operate a software-defined network and security architecture that was built for a multi-cloud world.

Media Contact

Hannah Swanson, Apcela, +1 703-798-6127,



Email This News Email | Submit To Slashdot Slashdot | Submit To Digg | Submit To | News Feeds Feeds

Nav Increasingly Favorable Conditions Help Spur the Growth of Online Gambling Platforms | May 9, 2021
Nav Global Semen Analysis (Human and Veterinary) Market Report 2021-2026: Instruments, Software Analysis, and Reagents and Kits - Market to Reach $592.78 Million | May 9, 2021
Nav Open Source Software Platforms in Engineering Software Market to Take Design Automation to New Heights, Opportunities Predicted to Rise at 13.5% CAGR during 2020 - 2030: TMR | May 9, 2021
Nav Big Data Security Market to Reach USD 54,237 Million by 2027 at CAGR 18.8% - Valuates Reports | May 9, 2021
Nav GA-ASI to Host Next Blue Magic Belgium Event Sept. 15-16 | May 9, 2021
Nav FluroTest Diagnostics Systems and Total Testing Solutions Sign Pilot Program MOU to Bring First High-Volume SARS-CoV-2 Testing System to California | May 9, 2021
Nav Global Team Collaboration Software Market Expected To Reach USD 24.02 Billion By 2028 With A CAGR Of 12.4 % | Growth Market Reports | May 9, 2021
Nav Intellectual Property Software Market will grow by $ 2.28 Billion during 2021-2025|Rising Investments in R&D to drive growth|Technavio | May 9, 2021
Nav Gluware Introduces DevOps for NetOps with Gluware Lab at ONUG Spring 2021 | May 9, 2021
Nav Avesha Announces Vision for AI-based Automation for Multi-cluster & Multi-cloud deployments | May 9, 2021

Submit News | View More News View More News