Inspiro, a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) provider in the Philippines, adopts a cloud architecture model that bundles network and security as a service. The company recently deployed SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) in partnership with KDDI Philippines, a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation, using Cato, the world’s first SASE platform.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a network architecture first described by Gartner in 2019. It integrates software-defined wide area networking and security into a cloud service that provides simplified WAN deployment, improved efficiency and security, and provides appropriate bandwidth per application.

“The deployment of SASE further accelerates our digital transformation roadmap,” said Yuji Hamamoto, President and CEO of Inspiro. “CATO, in partnership with KDDI, introduced the platform to us in June 2021. During the three-month test phase, we saw a 30x increase in download rate using the CATO backbone, the problem latency being resolved. The CATO Service Portal platform also provided a unified management tool with our network and security teams having full traffic visibility, secure mobile access and control of infrastructure connected to CATO. As we expand our global presence and enable new digital services, the SASE framework enables us to improve scale and resiliency, strengthen security controls, and reduce complexity and cost.

“We are pleased to support Inspiro in its cloud migration program, providing the foundation to build and optimize a SASE architecture that supports Inspiro’s aggressive growth and adds value to its organization and business,” said said Yuichi Wakai, president of KDDI Philippine.