What do you like best?
easy to setup and manage via online portal. Flexible alerting reduces false positives.
What do you dislike?
it would help if there was more direction on what to do when encountering threats (e.g., close ports x, y, z or disable access for these IP addresses on the local LAN due to spurious traffic, etc.)
Recommendations to others considering the product
Cato has great security at an affordable cost for smaller businesses. Doesn't require an IT team; one admin can do it all. Also provides VPN solutions for mobile users (both laptop and smart phone/tablet) as well. In most cases a small company with one or two sites can be up and running in 1 day, once the small devices that encrypt the LAN traffic are received. Installation is as simple as connecting the LAN to the encryption device and then connecting it to the cable modem.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Low end cable modems with poor firewalls weren't enough to keep the bad guys out. Early warning when bad traffic is leaving the network, such as the case in spambot activity from previous hack. Great security features for a low pay-as-you-go price.