What is SASE?

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) brings together networking and security elements to provide effortless and protected connectivity for individuals working from any location.


The presence of hybrid workforces and multi-cloud environments introduces operational intricacies and potential vulnerabilities to security resilience.

• Network complexity is at odds with business agility and IT teams need more dynamic solutions to get fast, flexible connectivity
• Without centralized control over policy, access, and identity, security teams can’t deliver trusted, secure experiences at scale
• Unified SASE solutions provide rich visibility, proactive insight, and comprehensive control for seamless IT management

Network Transformation is hard.

53% of senior IT decision makers believe their organization’s IT environment is more complex than it was two years ago.1

Connecting a distributed workforce is even harder.

51% of organizations struggle to connect users to corporate resources.2

Resource issues continue to mount.

50% of organizations are lacking sufficient resources to detect and remediate application vulnerabilities quickly.2

The Solution? Cisco+ Secure Connect

Cisco Secure Connect is a comprehensive network connectivity solution offered by Cisco Systems. It is designed to provide secure and reliable connectivity for businesses and organizations across different locations. Cisco Secure Connect combines advanced security features, such as encryption and authentication protocols, with high-performance networking capabilities to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data transmitted over the network.

Finally, a solution that lets you do SASE – your way. Looking to connect remote users? Or perhaps you need branch connectivity? No matter what, we have you covered. Cisco+ Secure Connect empowers hybrid work by delivering two key SASE use cases for customers:

• Secure remote worker: Safely connect remote users to company applications with secure access to the internet, trusted SaaS applications, and private applications
• Secure edge: Securely connect branch locations to company applications and resources across the internet, public cloud, and private data centers, and leverage SDWAN fabric for optimized application experiences across locations

What are the key benefits of a Unified SASE solution?

Secure Hybrid Workforce

Enable a secure hybrid workforce with a single solution for consistent and seamless user experience.

Connectivity Everywhere

Increase worker productivity with connectivity anywhere and improved application performance.

Simple Subscription Model

Lower IT spend with a simple subscription model and pay as you grow for SASE at your pace

Package Options for Cisco+ Secure Connect

Cisco+ Secure Connect is offered in packages that make it easy for customers to choose the right level of protection and coverage for their organizational needs. There are currently two packages: Cisco+ Secure Connect Essentials and Cisco+ Secure Connect Advantage.
Find out more

The Cisco Security podcast by TD SYNNEX – SASE, the easy way.

In this episode TD SYNNEX’s Connor Hewitt introduces Ed Dickson and Nilesh Halai from Cisco to discuss SASE and Cisco’s answer to how they can help customers and partners understand the methodology as well as some of its changed announced at Cisco live.
Listen on spotify

Cisco Step Up Programme

The step up program is a Security promotion that Cisco have put together with a 75% discount, it’s a bundle of Secure Email, Duo and Umbrella SIG, there is also an option to add in a firewall for some extra discount.  the program is running until January 2024.


  • Minimum User Count 10
  • Has to be the same user count and term across the bundle (Up to 40 firewalls)
  • Applies to renewals up to 90 days in advance, but only for customers with one product; not usable if they have 2 or 3 products.
  • Can be bought normally or via EA 3.0


Contact our Cisco Experts to find our more (  connor.hewitt@tdsynnex.com &  lewis.williamson@tdsynnex.com)