The rollout of 5G networks has been an exciting development for network operators and users alike. But according to Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja, secure access service edge (SASE) is a key component in making sure that the full potential of 5G is realized. SASE provides end-to-end security for distributed 5G networks, giving visibility and telemetry about network performance. It also ensures compliance across multiple platforms, as well as working in tandem with 5G slicing to guarantee constancy and reliability in service-level agreements (SLAs). All of these features are essential when implementing automated rollout across the various components of the 5G infrastructure. Ahuja believes it’s crucial that SASE be given adequate attention during the implementation process.
“We need to always prioritize security in any rollout we make,” he says. “It takes significant consideration and planning but if done right, can provide immense value over time.” SASE not only helps the implementation process, but it also allows businesses to continuously assess their networks for signs of compromise or intrusion. This means companies can take action quickly if they detect something abnormal on their systems, instead of waiting until it’s too late. Additionally, SASE solutions offer support for multiple mobile carriers at once – a major plus especially when dealing with multinational business operations. This makes it easier to manage global connectivity and expand coverage without having to worry about additional software integrations or onboarding processes.
The combination of automated rollout capabilities with end-to-end security makes SASE essential for successful use of 5G networks. As Ahuja notes, “As long as we take into account security at every step along the journey, 5GE will continue to grow exponentially”. With its security measures intact, 5G technology will have a much better chance of being embraced by users everywhere – opening up possibilities that previous generations could only dream about.