The Modern enterprise needs to use tools that are secure, easy to access and maintain while supporting complex functions in a fast-moving business environment. One stand out need driving much attention is the need to provide secure modern working to users accompanied by a high quality user experience. These two opposing forces typically create a problem in delivery.\n\nA significant element to assist with this strategy is the adoption of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). This addresses two of the largest challenges facing IT leaders today. Enablis who is a leading Managed Security Service Provider works with businesses, such as the IVE Group, who needed to support hybrid workforces to work securely from any location. SASE uses modern security tools and methods to support IT Teams as they navigate these challenging changes to their user\u2019s needs.\n\nIVE Group is a leading ASX listed Australian holistic marketing services provider. Success comes through a laser focus on the needs of its customers, including a significant focus on the protection and security of customer information and data.\n\n"We have a very diverse and complex business. Strong security is critical to IVE\u2019s success. Our clients, whether they use our data driven marketing and communications services or our diverse production and digital services, demand the best possible protection for their data and we have led the industry on our security capabilities,\u201d explains Paul McMaster IVE Group\u2019s General Manager Group IT.\n\n\u201cIVE historically had very old-school tight controls around network access, other than a handful of essential VPNs, we have not allowed any access to our network remotely."\n\n"At the start of the pandemic, we were extremely challenged with needing to quickly provide a suddenly remote workforce with the ability to work from home.\u201d\n\n\u201cWe deployed a Remote Desktop Protocol solution to enable users to access their computers at work, air-gapped from their home PC, but this raised big issues with our large fleet of notebook users. This left notebook users without the ability to access key BAU files in network shares, as well as a raft of services and applications that were only delivered when people we directly connected to the network,\u201d commented, Paul.\n\n\u201cWhilst a number of key systems were already available over Citrix, one of the key issues that developed was an explosion in the use of cloud based file storage solutions, like OneDrive, to keep and share documents internally and with customers, against our longstanding policy of documents only being saved and tightly controlled in our on-prem network file servers.\u201d\n\n\u201cWe couldn\u2019t resist this tide of shadow IT, as it was out of business necessity that our people were adapting - we had no other solutions available to provide our people with the access they needed.\u201d\n\n\u201cWe needed to rethink our approach to network security and needed our network security solutions to enable us to work efficiently and effectively at all times from any location, rather than get in the way,\u201d added Paul.\n\nWhat is SASE?\n\nBusinesses now rely on cloud-based applications and services - SASE is a blueprint architecture that converges networking and security services into a single cloud native service. \n\nSASE benefits:\n\nSecurity built for the future\n\n\u200bUnlike legacy security tools that only protect against specific risks, SASE takes a more strategic approach. Because the platform is delivered through the cloud, it runs 24\/7\/365 and adapts to your changing business needs.\n\nSASE is flexible \u2013 if you need to rapidly pivot to a new service to take advantage of a new opportunity, you can do it with the assurance that your security platform can adapt with you.\n\n \u201cAs Enablis were already providing us with business-critical networks they were ideally placed to help us deliver a secure modern remote working roadmap. Enablis\u2019 team of experts helped us design and implement a Zero Trust framework that supported our remote access needs without compromising network security.\u201d\n\n\u201cThe deployment of Prisma Access across our business was extremely quick and efficient, our people were able to access all the systems we needed and we were confident that our network security posture was maintained. The feedback from our user base was excellent in terms of seamless access being delivered,\u201d said Paul.\n\nThe partnership between IVE Group and Enablis has delivered an industry leading SASE platform that secures IVE Group\u2019s critical assets while allowing it to focus its skills and energy on its clients.\n\nWant to understand more about SASE and how it can future proof your business and security needs, click here.