Access Management , Cloud Security , Device Identification

How Secure Access Service Edge Can Solve CISOs' Problems

Sid Deshpande of Palo Alto Networks on SASE's Acceptance, Upcoming SASE Day
Sid Deshpande, field CTO at Palo Alto Networks

CISOs appreciate the SASE - or Secure Access Service Edge - approach, which allows them to incorporate all their existing investments - often made in a phased manner - to undergo the digital transformation, says Sid Deshpande, field CTO at Palo Alto Networks.

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He says it is a pleasant surprise to see job descriptions in which "understanding the SASE architecture was a prerequisite" for senior security positions, which he says shows that SASE is gaining acceptance.

In this interview with Information Security Media Group, as part of the Palo Alto Networks SASE Day event on March 10, 2022, presented by ISMG, Deshpande discusses:

  • How CISO are aligned with Gartner’s SASE vision;
  • How SASE can solve a lot of the challenges organizations face as they move to cloud;
  • Topics for the SASE Day event, including pre-SASE, early innovators, SASE today and a customer panel.

Deshpande is field CTO at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, he is responsible for engaging CISOs and the broader security community on emerging cybersecurity topics, such as cloud-native application security and securing the hybrid workforce. Before Palo Alto Networks, he worked at Gartner and Akamai in roles that gave him a practical viewpoint on cybersecurity market trends and strategic direction.

About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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