Netskope, a global SASE (Security Access Service Edge) provider, has announced a major global milestone in the continuing expansion of its NewEdge security private cloud, which is now powered by full-compute data centers in more than 50 regions worldwide.
The milestone was achieved following another year of rapidly scaling out Netskope NewEdge across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific regions to deliver the lowest latency and highest-performing infrastructure backed by the highest Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Additional data centers in Brazil, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia are slated to open in the first half of 2022, continuing Netskope’s ambitious expansion and commitment to delivering the highest connectivity.
Data Compliance Objectives
According to Netskope, a key requirement of a SASE-ready architecture and delivering world-class Security Service Edge (SSE) capabilities is bringing data-centric security as close to the user as possible – with fast on-ramps, efficient traffic processing, and optimized access to the applications and content that matter most to enterprises.
Netskope’s increasing worldwide coverage also supports specific corporate business requirements and compliance objectives, such as having a data center in-region for content translation or ensuring customer traffic stays inside intent-based zones – for example, to meet European Union GDPR standards.
“While some vendors claim large numbers of data centers, many of the dots on the map they call ‘data centers’ are just front doors to their network or locations they can emulate from far-away data centers. Either way, users suffer by incurring a ‘latency tax’ caused by backhauled traffic. Other vendors inflate their numbers by counting data centers that are off-limits or not accessible to every customer, or by counting one physical street address as multiple data centers for marketing purposes,” said Jason Hofmann, Vice President of Platform Architecture and Services at Netskope. “With NewEdge, every one of our data centers is the real thing with full compute and all SSE services available. By strategically placing security traffic processing at the edge – now offered in more than 50 regions globally – Netskope NewEdge offers equal or better coverage than any other vendor, and delivers proven, SLA-backed leadership in performance that is critical to delivering on the SASE vision.”
Netskope integrates with leading networking and SD-WAN vendors so customers can accelerate their security and network transformations through a best-of-breed and tightly integrated SASE solution. In addition to having the Netskope Client and the most flexible options for steering traffic to Netskope NewEdge – important for integrating with customers’ existing investments like routers, proxies, and firewalls – Netskope integrates with leading networking and SD-WAN vendors so clients can accelerate their security and network transformations through To preserve the highly linked character of the Netskope infrastructure, NewEdge would provide direct peering with the most widely used web, cloud, and SaaS providers for breakthrough performance.
To summarize, this milestone would continue a transformative 12 months of growth for Netskope NewEdge, including:
- In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States, new and enlarged data centers were launched
- Netskope’s Latency SLAs for traffic processing, which include handling encrypted data, would raise the bar on the SLAs that clients should demand from their cloud security vendor
- Netskope Digital Experience Management is now available, providing network, infrastructure, help desk, and application administrators with vital traffic monitoring and actionable insights into network and application performance
- Obtaining important industry certifications, such as IRAP in Australia, to serve the specific needs of government clients in different areas