The migration of applications and services to the cloud to support a remote and hybrid workforce and accelerated digital transformation initiatives have increased the need for organizations to deliver on-demand, secure services and applications in support of better customer and user experiences—and evolve from a network-centric to a user-centric approach.
With the introduction of overlay digital services, with MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services at the center, the integration of security into MEF’s work has become a critical area of focus. MEF’s portfolio of cybersecurity standards—application security for SD-WAN services (MEF 88) and SASE (MEF 117) with Zero Trust framework (MEF 118)—along with related certifications, programs, and tools allow service and technology providers to leverage the MEF baseline for common language and definitions, speeding up market adoption of SASE services and ultimately time to revenue.
For the enterprise, MEF’s SASE and cybersecurity standards simplify offerings and remove confusion, making it easier to compare and purchase SASE and secure SD-WAN services.
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Explore MEF’s industry-driven collaboration to align stakeholders on common terminology and service attributes when buying, selling, and delivering SASE services, making it easier to interface policy with security functions for cloud-based cybersecurity from anywhere.