MEF 117 SASE Service Attributes and Service Framework

2022 Oct

Primary Resource for: Zero Trust, SASE

Product Portfolio: SASE, Zero Trust

Standard Type: Service Attributes


This document defines a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Service Framework and specifies Service Attributes that need to be agreed between a Service Provider and a Subscriber for SASE Services, including Security Functions, Policies and Connectivity Services.

The document defines the behavior of the SASE Service that are externally visible to the Subscriber irrespective of the implementation of the Service. A SASE Service based upon the framework defined in this document enables secure access and secure connectivity of Users, Devices, or Applications to resources for the Subscriber.

This document includes:

SASE Service Attributes – The enumeration and description of the information that is agreed between the Subscriber and the SASE Service Provider. The values of these Service Attributes are determined by agreement between the Subscriber and Service Provider, subject to constraints imposed by the Service Provider’s Service description.

SASE Service Framework – A framework for defining components of a SASE Service based on these Service definitions, Service components, and Service Attributes included in the document.

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