Telecom provider Orange announced a partnership with cloud security vendor Netskope. Netskope’s security service edge (SSE) technology will be integrated into Orange’s network, paving the way for a secure access service edge (SASE) solution.

Netskope provides a broad range of cloud and network security solutions. One of the most important products is Security Service Edge (SSE), a suite of security measures for wide area networks (WANs). Customers use the product to secure connections between devices, datacenters, webapps and cloud services.

SSE services are often used to complement software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). SD-WAN service providers help set up and optimize a network, while SSE service providers tighten cybersecurity. Orange Business Services, a division of telecom provider Orange, provides SD-WAN services.

Netskope and Orange Business Services recently announced a partnership. The organizations want to make Netskope SSE accessible to Orange customers. The partners are working on a joint solution. The release date was not disclosed.

Netskope and Orange

The partners announced that Netskope’s points-of-presence (POPs) will be integrated into Orange’s network. Netskope’s POPs are datacenters that receive, process and secure customer traffic. By integrating the POPs into Orange’s network, Orange customers can secure their traffic through Netskope.

“Cloud transformation and hybrid work models mean that traditional security architectures are no longer effective or efficient”, Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri commented. “Plugging our market leading platform into Orange’s network will enable Orange to significantly increase its offering to enterprises looking to secure data without limiting business productivity.”

Fortinet and Orange

The combination of SSE and SD-WAN is often referred to as secure access service edge (SASE). Netskope isn’t the only Orange partner to realize a SASE solution. In March 2022, Fortinet and Orange announced a similar partnership. Fortinet provides the security measures and Orange attends to the network.

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