Security Service Edge (SSE) Solution

Instant security. Seamless network integration.

Cloud-native SSE enables businesses to instantly integrate next-generation security components into existing network environments without disruption.

SSE = Comprehensive security in the cloud

How SSE works

As a concept, SSE was first introduced by Gartner in 2021, Security Service Edge (SSE) is a set of integrated cloud-centric tools that allow secure access to websites, SaaS apps and private applications. SSE seamlessly incorporates next-generation security components into existing network environments, such as MPLS or Software-defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN), without disrupting business.

Consistent policy enforcement

Enforce and synchronize security policies by connecting all locations and users on a unified security platform.

Reduced attack surface

Continuously monitor traffic for anomalies, threats, attacks and sensitive data loss.

Improved security posture

Remove the IT burden of manually mitigating emerging threats.

Zero trust access

Ensure only validated users have authorized access to apps and data in the cloud.

Actionable insights

Analyze user behavior with applications and resources to maintain security without hindering employee productivity.

Worldwide connectivity

Connect your international locations in over 200 countries

Core SSE features

Secure Web Gateway (SWG) Icon

Secure Web Gateway

Safeguard users from malicious traffic and website threats

Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) icon

Firewall as a Service

Secure all traffic and eliminate on-premises appliances

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) icon

Zero Trust Network
Access (ZTNA)

Minimize risk from remote users and dynamically enforce security policies

Additional available capabilities

Secure Web Gateway (SWG) Icon

Data Loss Prevention

Help ensure PCI and HIPAA regulatory compliance while protecting sensitive information

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Next-Gen Anti-Malware

Block malicious files with
deep packet inspection and multi-layered anti-malware engines

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) icon

Intrusion Prevention
System (IPS)

Protect against advanced cyberattacks and stop the spread of ransomware

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) icon

Managed Detection &
Response (MDR)

Offload the resource-intensive and skill-dependent process of detecting compromised endpoints

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Protect against cloud security risks and regain control of cloud-based apps

Remote Browser Isolation (RBI)

Enable users to safely browse uncategorized websites, neutralizing the dangers from malicious content

Security as a Service API (SaaS API)

Provide secure connectivity to sanctioned third-party apps with out-of-band visibility and control


Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) combines SD-WAN with SSE security features for a more flexible and integrated IT architecture. This powerful solution reduces the complexity, inefficiencies, limited visibility and higher costs that arise when network, security and application components all operate independently.

A multidimensional security platform integrated into a single solution helps automate network and security operations for easier deployment and greater efficiency—all while providing more flexibility to scale operations up or down as needed. 

Why SSE from Windstream Enterprise?

As a leading managed security services provider, we’re focused on optimizing network performance, improving productivity and reducing costs by using software to manage and optimize a wide area network. 

SSE from Windstream Enterprise ensures traffic is prioritized and routed over the most efficient route, whether it be through a traditional WAN or the Internet, resulting in a more reliable and cost-effective network. 

The hybrid workspace is enabled by a revolution in technology. Since SSE plays such a critical role, rely on Windstream Enterprise as the managed services partner that you can trust to protect your network and data from cyberthreats—backed by white glove support from our Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC).

The Windstream Enterprise advantage

Windstream Enterprise offers a wide range of advanced network communications and cloud-based connectivity solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes, including market-leading SD-WAN, unified communications and network security and compliance services.

Beyond networks and security, our award-winning communications and collaboration solutions, such as OfficeSuite UC®, enable businesses to move their mission-critical interactions to the cloud with increased flexibility, scalability and cost savings. Now all critical functions like unified messaging and video conferencing tools are located in one platform—accessible anytime, anywhere.

Get an award-winning experience

Our promise to you, backed by our first-in-the-industry guarantees

Forward-looking enterprise IT leaders like you want services delivered and supported by partners, not vendors. When we partner with our clients, we focus on their whole set of business objectives and how our solutions support them in reaching those goals.

Windstream Enterprise is committed to delivering solutions that meet your needs with an experience that’s unrivaled in the industry. We call it the WE will Commitment.

Here’s how we deliver:

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