NEC further strengthens its SASE capability by achieving Netskope Gold Partnership status

15 May 2023, 6:00 am

NEC Australia, has achieved Gold Partnership status with SSE Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Leader Netskope. The elevated status recognises NEC Australia’s commitment to Netskope’s Intelligent SSE platform, having integrated it into the NEC Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.

Following an extensive evaluation of the top SSE providers, NEC made the strategic decision to partner with Netskope. The Netskope SSE platform delivers cutting-edge cloud-native security and embodies a data-centric approach which is best aligned to NEC's SASE architectural vision. As organisations navigate the dynamic landscape of digital transformation and hybrid work models, NEC's SASE solution powered by Netskope addresses evolving access and security needs, ensuring a seamless and secure journey.

Netskope Intelligent SSE enables secure enterprise digital transformation and secure work-from-anywhere connectivity using integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) capabilities, with Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) and Cloud Firewall included. Netskope’s architecture is powered by the NewEdge network—a security private cloud designed from the ground up to deliver security without performance trade-offs - for fast and secure access from any location to data, applications, and websites wherever they reside.

Along with SSE, NEC Australia also offers secure SD-WAN access technology as part of a complete and integrated SASE solution, ensuring that sensitive information is secure and protected through onshore, sovereign capability and certified in-house SASE and SSE expertise.

NEC National Portfolio Manager, Pankit Mehta said ‘Achieving Netskope Gold Partnership status is a significant milestone for NEC and demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with advanced solutions to ensure they remain at the forefront of technology.’

“As a Gold Partner, Netskope recognises our track record, and is committed to providing enhanced training and support to our teams, enabling us to provide even better support in turn to our customers.

Together, we are ensuring NEC customers are exceptionally well protected by using a modular and flexible approach to procure innovative and scalable security solutions that adhere to the nature of our customers’ evolving business.”

“SASE is crucial for businesses as it provides a secure and efficient network that adapts to the modern digital landscape. With a growing number of remote workers and an expansive cloud-based attack surface, SASE offers an all-in-one solution that converges networking and security requirements. Moving to a SASE architecture is helping our customers to simplify their IT infrastructure, reduce costs, and improve their overall security posture”, said Mr Mehta.

“We are extremely pleased to see NEC uplift their Netskope partnership status to Gold, which is earned by partners that demonstrate high levels of competency and commitment to SASE/SSE solutions," said Matt Paull, Vice President of Partnerships APJ.

“Our partnership with NEC Australia is an opportunity to expand Netskope’s reach and deliver our solution to support even more customers in this region. Through this, we are able to better help the organisations in Australia that are trying to address the growing threat of cyber-attacks and data breaches, by providing advanced capabilities and threat protection.”

Netskope was recently named the Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge (SSE) and recognised in the report as “highest in ability to execute” and “furthest in completeness of vision.”

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