Cato Networks provides organizations with a cloud-based and secure global SD-WAN. Cato delivers an integrated networking and security platform that securely connects all enterprise locations, people, and data. The Cato Cloud cuts MPLS costs, improves performance between global locations, eliminates branch appliances, provides secure Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrates mobile users and cloud datacenters into the WAN. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Cato Networks was founded in 2015 by cybersecurity luminary Shlomo Kramer, who previously cofounded Check Point Software Technologies and Imperva, and Gur Shatz, who previously cofounded Incapsula.
The Cato Cloud connects all the enterprise network elements, including branch locations, the mobile workforce, and physical and cloud datacenters, into a global, encrypted and optimized SD-WAN in the cloud. With all WAN and Internet traffic consolidated in the cloud, Cato applies a set of security services to protect all traffic at all times.
Unlike Edge SD-WAN appliances, Cato not only enables customers to augment their expensive MPLS links with cheaper Internet ones but also offers:
1) Global backbone that provides affordable, SLA-backed connectivity that is superior to the unmanaged public Internet, and can replace expensive global MPLS providers.
2) Secure direct internet access from remote locations, without the need for dedicated security appliances or third party cloud-based security services.
3) Seamless cloud and mobile WAN integration to securely and optimally connect mobile users and cloud datacenters to the enterprise network.