MEF 162 Draft Release 3 Security Service Edge Certification Test Cases and Requirements

2024 May

Primary Resource for: Cybersecurity

Product Portfolio: Cybersecurity

Standard Type: Test Requirements & Abstract Test Suites

Tags: Certification


Per Gartner, Security Service Edge (SSE) secures access to the web, cloud services, and private applications. Capabilities include access control, threat protection, data security, security monitoring, and acceptable-use control enforced by network-based and API-based integration. SSE is primarily delivered as a cloud-based service and may include on-premises or agent-based components.

The focus of this document is on the Test Cases and Requirements that are used to provide MEF Certification and Ratings. The certification of SSE implementation are seen as key for enterprise customers to have the knowledge about different offerings and solutions so that they can make informed decisions when purchasing SSE.

Note: MEF has no official SSE document but does describe many of the requirements for SSE in MEF 88 Application Security for SD-WAN Services and MEF 117. For the purposes of this document requirements are taken from those documents to be included in the SSE certification.

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