Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, is becoming more and more significant in the modern digital world. It is a type of cloud architecture that combines network and security-as-a-service activities into one cloud service. Network and security technologies can be combined in a single management console thanks to SASE. Because of this, a straightforward networking and security tool is offered that is not reliant on the location of staff members or resources. SASE combines SD-WAN with network security features while requiring little to no hardware and utilising cloud computing’s ubiquitous connectivity. While many businesses offer top-notch SASE services globally, Cato Networks stands out from the crowd.
With Cato SD-WAN and Cato SSE 360, a comprehensive cloud-native security service edge that combines Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) into a global cloud service, Cato offers the world’s most reliable single-vendor SASE platform. Cato gives IT the tools it needs with a straightforward and manageable networking and security architecture while optimising and securing application access for all users, locations, and applications.
Cato’s cloud-native security stack, SSE 360, is built using the Cato Single Pass Cloud Engine (SPACE) architecture and converges the following capabilities: Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA/SDP), and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) with Advanced Threat Prevention (IPS, Next Generation Anti-malware). SSE 360 scales to decrypt and inspect all enterprise traffic, without the need for sizing, patching, or upgrading of appliances and other point solutions. Security policies and events are centrally and uniformly managed using the self-service Cato Management Application.Cato can further secure your network with a comprehensive Managed Threat Detection and Response (MDR) service to detect compromised endpoints. With Cato SSE 360, you gain the benefit of consistent security across your entire network while offloading the day to day management to Cato. No more capacity planning, software upgrades, operational complexities, or hidden costs. At the same time, you maintain granular control of all your security policies, with easy configuration through Cato’s Management Application. Cato’s network was designed with security in mind. All of Cato’s PoPs are interconnected using fully-meshed, encrypted tunnels. Customers connect to Cato through encrypted tunnels, established by the Cato Socket (a zero-touch appliance deployed at physical locations), or through IPsec tunnels from existing devices. All of its security capabilities are backed by its massive data warehouse to detect and protect your network from the most advanced threats. As part of the service, Cato employs a dedicated research team of security experts, Cato Security Research Labs, which continuously monitor, analyze and tune all the security engines, risk data feeds, and databases to optimize customer protection.
Cato SASE Cloud provides users with zero trust network access (SDP/ZTNA) to on-premises and cloud applications using laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With a Cato Client or Clienteles browser access, users securely connect to the nearest Cato PoP using strong Multi-Factor Authentication. Traffic flows only to applications authorized for the users based on identity, access policy, and user context. Throughout the session, traffic is fully inspected by Cato’s security stack to prevent malware propagation from compromised endpoints. Enterprises are seeing a growing need for employees to work remotely. In particular, during times of crisis the ability to work securely and productively from home is a critical pillar of business continuity planning. Cato SDP enables remote users, through a client or clientless browser access, to access all business applications, via secure and optimized connection. The Cato Cloud, a global cloud-native service, can scale to accommodate any number of users without deploying dedicated VPN infrastructure. The users connect to the nearest Cato PoP, and their traffic is optimally routed across the Cato global private backbone to on-premises or cloud applications. Cato’s Security as a Service stack protects remote users against threats and enforces application access control.
A private global backbone of over 75 PoPs connected by numerous SLA-backed network providers serves as the foundation for Cato SASE Cloud. The PoPs software constantly checks the providers for jitter, packet loss, and latency to identify the best path for each packet in real-time. End-to-end route optimization for WAN and cloud traffic is provided by Cato’s backbone design, together with a self-healing architecture to ensure optimal service availability. Customers of Cato have access that is more reliable than the unreliable public Internet and less expensive than global MPLS and other legacy backbones. Global connectivity that is both dependable and economical has long been a problem for businesses. If any are available, international MPLS connections are expensive for a little amount of capacity. Long-distance global connections’ latency significantly exacerbates the Internet’s inherently unpredictable nature. Global connectivity is addressed by Cato. Around 65 points of presence (PoPs) around the world make up the Cato global private backbone, a private network. Cost-effective and run by Cato employees, the backbone.
At Cato Networks, Shlomo Kramer serves as CEO and Co-Founder. He has a background in business and is a specialist in network security. Shlomo is a co-founder of Imperva, a leader in web application firewall technology, and Check Point Software, which developed the first commercial firewall. Early investments made by Shlomo include those in a number of other well-known and prosperous enterprise software firms, such as Palo Alto Networks, Trusteer, and Gong.
“The networking and security infrastructure of customers can be gradually transformed for the digital company thanks to Cato.”