An all of nothing proposition is great for Palo Alto, but not great for you. One should ask, "why should I move to Prisma and not wait for a solution that is unifying and one that provides parity with existing technology from Palo Alto." Palo Alto Prisma forces you to split your perimeter firewall / remote worker protection into two separate operations, all cloud and all on-premise. Each siloed operation represents a uniquely different environment requiring separate deployment and service models. We all know that owning separate operations complicates support efforts and doubles maintenance costs for your organization.
SINC or SASE Ingress Network Connector allows you to selectively onboard and incrementally dial up services like Prisma on your terms instead of jumping in headfirst. SINC lets you take control of your move to Prisma and leverages the best economic options for your company while still leveraging protection and services from a provider like Palo Alto. SINC let's you take advantage of how you implement SASE. Don't get too far out on the curve and don't get locked into a single vendor solution that you will haunt you for years to come.
Another option that SINC / SASE Ingress Network Connector provides is to virtualize and extend unused services from your existing Palo Alto firewall to wherever it is needed. This allows you to economize and get the most out of existing infrastructure / on-premise NGFW's instead of buying new firewall products from Palo Alto. Thanks to SASE SINC leverages an SDP model with Identity based controls. SINC provides a way for Palo Alto users to properly consume and allocate all the protection and services of their NGFW's before buying more products from Palo Alto while embracing the move to SASE.
Easily SINC your services. SINC or SASE Ingress Node Connector transparently extends the corporate office experience to remote workers and branch offices with Next-Gen Cyber protection, global policy and application control.
SINC allows you to incrementally move your existing infrastructure to a SASE model and transparently provides next generation cyber protection with user experience to that of the corporate office.
SINC leverages fast frictionless AES256 encryption and seamlessly connects remote workers and branches based on identity leveraging Software Defined Perimeter / SDP architecture.
Remote worker productivity is increased when corporate office reliability, speed and protection is provided to employees and staff members. SINC leverages next generation high performance government grade encryption that is enhanced with Zero Trust Network Access or ZTNA.
SINC with SDP technology now enable IT organizations to do more with less by eliminating costly MPLS, where appropriate, and by eliminating on-premise firewalls and legacy WAN edge equipment. Our SASE Ingress Node Connector integrates with AWS VPC, Azure VNet / NSG for multi-cloud access and eliminates remote access and license cost for Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point and Fortinet remote sites and workers.
What is Software-defined perimeter?
Software-defined perimeter (SDP) products are a specific type of network security solution, which focus on network segmentation and user authentication. SDP itself is an architecture designed to allow access on a need-to-know basis, meaning every device and user must be verified before accessing either the network as a whole or specific systems and applications within a network. Unlike traditional network access controllers that utilize a lock and key approach, SDP segments networks by application use and analyzes user access permissions at a granular level across the network. SDP administrators can also customize and automate highly specific network security policies while enforcing them continuously.
Companies adopt SDP solutions because traditional network protection ecosystems are insufficient. If a hacker or unauthorized user obtains access to a traditional network, it’s uncertain what they can access. SDP, on the other hand, analyzes each access request at the application level, compares it to the user’s privileges, then grants or denies access. This verification process occurs continuously, increasing visibility into user behaviors and privileges.
SDP solutions differ from virtual private networks (VPN) because VPNs simply provide a barrier to network entry: an easy target for hackers. SDP, on the other hand, provides continuous authentication functionality and visibility into traffic and network activity. There is some overlap between zero-trust security solutions and SDP products as some SDP solutions utilize the zero-trust approach to continuous verification, simply hiding services, applications, networks, and devices until requests are verified. Still, SDP solutions help build specific network architectures that can be used to leverage the technology and increase the efficacy of zero-trust security solutions.
To qualify for inclusion in the Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) category, a product must: