IBM has announced a new Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution designed to encourage the zero-trust security approach in the enterprise leveraging technology provided through a partnership with cybersecurity firm Zscaler. Traditional approaches to network security are no longer viable in a digital world where users and applications are distributed.

The new offering has been designed to help accelerate organizations’ adoption of cloud-delivered security at the edge, closer to the users and devices that access corporate resources. Supporting a now-hybrid workforce, third-party access systems, merger acquisition execution, and network upgrades to facilitate the cloud, 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

IBM Security Services for SASE includes the firm’s zero-trust strategy protocols, SASE blueprints, a modern network architecture, and Zscaler capabilities, including the creation of processes and policies for managing SASE, as well as support for IBM Managed Security Services.

IBM and Zscaler announced its alliance alongside the creation of a Software-as-a-Service implementation of IBM Cloud Pak for Security, focused ZeroTrust earlier this year