128T Session Smart networks are designed around modeling the applications that users consume. Service-centric networking is a top-down approach to configuring routing infrastructure. Rather than using interior gateway protocols (IGPs) to exchange routes and access-control lists (ACLs) to restrict access, administrators describe the services within the network and the group(s) within the network allowed to access each one.
For SASE to be truly successful the network must be able to dynamically detect where services are located to be able to deliver valid sessions to those services. Service and Topology Exchange Protocol (STEP) enables 128 technology routers to exchange service and connection information to those services.
The 128 Technology solution institutes fine-grained, identity-based access and management controls at the edge, under the direction of a central policy server.