Cato Networks – The future of SD-WAN today

Cato Networks is building the new Software-defined WAN, in the cloud, protected by a tightly integrated set of security services.

ABOUT

Cato Networks, the cloud-native carrier, connects enterprise locations, users and cloud resources into a global, secure, and optimized cloud-based network with built-in SD-WAN, network security, and WAN optimization. Unlike legacy telcos, Cato is agile, affordable, simple to deploy, and quick to adapt to changing business needs. Using Cato, customers can cut MPLS costs, improve performance between global locations and to cloud applications, eliminate branch appliances, provide secure Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly extend the WAN to mobile users and cloud resources.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The Cato Cloud delivers a global, cloud-based SD-WAN with built-in network security stack for all enterprise locations, cloud resources and mobile users

  • CATO CLOUD NETWORK – The Cato Cloud Network is built on a globally distributed, scalable, and redundant Points of Presence (PoPs). The PoPs are interconnected with SLA-backed global carrier transports. The PoPs are meshed into a global overlay and continuously monitor the carriers latency and packet loss to determine optimal path between any two locations. The PoPs run Cato’s integrated network and security software stack to optimize and secure traffic flow. This software-defined architecture enables the rapid introduction of new capabilities when compared with legacy hardware-based or virtual routers.
  • CATO SECURITY SERVICES – Cato has built a full network security stack directly into the global backbone software. This architecture extends enterprise-grade network security protection for every business user and location – without deploying edge security appliances. Inspection and enforcement are applied to both WAN- and Internet-bound traffic as well as TLS encrypted traffic.
  • CATO MANAGEMENT APPLICATION – Cato Management Application enables full traffic visibility for the entire organizational network and a way to manage a unified policy across all users, locations, data and applications (both internal and Internet/Cloud-based).

Cato Cloud Network

Cloud-based and SLA-backed Global Backbone

  • SLA-backed Global Backbone
    The Cato Cloud Network is built on a globally distributed, scalable, and redundant Points of Presence (PoPs). The PoPs are interconnected with SLA-backed global carrier transports. The PoPs are meshed into a global overlay and continuously monitor the carriers latency and packet loss to determine optimal path between any two locations. The PoPs run Cato’s integrated network and security software stack to optimize and secure traffic flow. This software-defined architecture enables the rapid introduction of new capabilities when compared with legacy hardware-based or virtual routers.
  • Optimized Last Mile Connectivity
    Cato optimizes last mile connectivity through multiple techniques including application- and link-aware policy-based routing, hybrid WAN support (MPLS+Internet), Active/Active link management, Forward Error Correction (FEC) for packet loss mitigation, and TCP Proxy for traffic acceleration. Unlike appliance-based SD-WAN solutions, Cato uniquely optimizes both the last mile between the customer edges and the Cato PoPs, and the middle mile on the Cato global backbone. This optimization maximizes throughput end-to-end by controlling packet flow throughout the entire route.

Cato Security Services

Enterprise grade, elastic and agile network security services, tightly integrated into the Cloud network.

  • Comprehensive Network Security Everywhere
    Cato has built a full network security stack directly into the global backbone software. This architecture extends enterprise-grade network security protection for every business user and location – without deploying edge security appliances. Inspection and enforcement are applied to both WAN- and Internet-bound traffic as well as TLS encrypted traffic.
  • Up-to-date and Up-to-size Protection
    Without the constraints of physical appliances, Cato experts seamlessly update the cloud-based software to address emerging threats and scale the cloud infrastructure to support any traffic volume. Customers are relieved from the need to patch sprawling appliances software or upgrade dated and underpowered hardware.
  • Unified Enterprise Policy
    Security policies can be applied corporate wide or down to specific users and locations to secure access to both on-premise applications, cloud data centers, and public cloud applications such as Office 365, Box and Salesforce.

Management Application

  • Cato Management Application
    Cato Management Application enables full traffic visibility for the entire organizational network and a way to manage a unified policy across all users, locations, data and applications (both internal and Internet/Cloud-based).
  • Cato Managed Services
    The Cato Cloud environment is managed by Cato’s global Network and Security Operations Center, manned by a team of network and security experts to ensure maximum uptime, optimal performance and highest level of security.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO START?

DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS

LET’S CONNECT

Let’s talk about how we can help you drive your business transformation.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?