3 signs of a great SASE provider

You probably know that SASE provides secure anywhere access to high-performing applications—all while bringing management to one central location. But​ ​did​ ​you​ ​know​ ​some​ ​SASE​ ​architectures ​​are​ ​more​ ​comprehensive than others​?​ ​So, what do you look for?

1. They’re built to handle your unique needs

Your network is unique. Look for a partner that provides efficient and secure movement of traffic from the cloud source to anywhere your business operates—no matter the device, network makeup or remote location. This is a good sign they’ll be able to scale with your business when you need it.


Lumen® SASE Solutions offers:
  • The Lumen metro edge presence, with 60+ nodes
  • Cloud connectivity to 2,200+ public and private data centers
  • The Lumen Platform, built on the #1 peered global network1

2. They attract 
industry-leading partners

To build a SASE solution right, even experts need help. Find a provider that integrates its security and SD-WAN solution stacks with tested services from market-leading partners. This is a sure sign they’re the real deal and will keep you on the cutting edge.


Lumen® SASE Solutions offers:
  • Market-leading SD-WAN and security partners, including VMware and Fortinet
  • Your choice of partner when you configure service in the dedicated Lumen SASE marketplace
  • An open-ended architecture, allowing for integration of new partners

3. They support you for the long haul

There’s a lot more to this SASE thing than software. Look for a provider that supports you beyond day one with a tested yet innovative service model backed by decades of networking and security experience—because guiding your business outcomes is just as important as optimizing your network.


Lumen® SASE Solutions offers:
  • A dedicated online marketplace where you can design, price, purchase and configure your service
  • Self- and pro-managed options to fit your capabilities
  • World-class threat-detection on the Lumen network powered by Black Lotus Labs® threat intelligence

Choose the right SASE solution for your business

Among the largely software-only SASE offerings out there, only Lumen® SASE Solutions run on the Lumen Platform—a platform backed by one of the world’s most deeply peered networks. This enables the hybrid-cloud diversity needed for low latency, high performance and natively managed orchestration—backed by the market-leading SASE service and flexible service model to help carry you beyond the competition.

1 CAIDA, AS Rank, August 2022.