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Cato Networks review by Joanne R.
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"Migrating from hardware to the cloud"

What do you like best?

Being able to manage all the offices and users in single interface, and being able to turn on a new rule and have it roll out immediately has been great. It;s also a relief to not to have to wait for a reminder email or check the firewall to see if there is an update that needs to be installed; it gets done automatically while I sleep.

What do you dislike?

We have been having to contact the support team any time a new version is available so that we can get an MSI version to push out via IT tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a large firewall deployment with a centralized management, this product may not provide as much additional functionality as smaller shops who don't currently have a centralized admin portal

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a fairly distributed employee base where many of them are never in a corporate office. They are now full-time VPN users which means that their computers talk to the domain and now fully participate in corporate policies.

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Cato Networks review by Kevin S.
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"Simple and effective security for businesses without large IT teams"

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.

What SD-WAN solution do you use?

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Cato Networks review by Leslie C.
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"Cost Savings and better security!!"

What do you like best?

Cato has the most amazing support team! They are always on top of anything I may need help with. I also love the fact that my network security is now mostly "hands off" from an internal staff perspective.

What do you dislike?

Currently, I have no dislikes related to Cato. If there was anything I could wish for, it'd be the ability to prioritize packets on our network, and I believe that is in development at Cato.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this product! It's been a great service and helped us reduce overhead costs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving issues with security across the board. Cato Networks has saved us a ton of money on MPLS circuits. We are now connected thru Cato, so we are able to have far less expensive Internet Pipes in all of our multiple offices. Cato has helped us reduce the security overhead, including costs of equipment and cost of staff time.

Cato Networks review by George G.
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"Very promising product and services for easy-to-use Network Security and Firewall as a Service"

What do you like best?

How easy is to configure CATO networks Firewall As A Service and its security features to be applied to the company internet infrastructure. The Management interface design is very understandable and easy to navigate. One more think to like most is the easy way to connect the various branches with each other through the CATO Networks Infrastructure using Centralized VPNs. Last but not least, it supports user-based VPN for remote access to the various company's locations.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have more options on controlling the Services provided through CATO Networks and also the parameters of the Socket appliance. Moreover, we would like to be able to integrate all the logs from the service to our syslog/SIEM solution but unfortunately there is no integration with syslog to send the logs to. Moreover there should be support for more Operating Systems for the user VPN client functionality and there is no easy way to download the VPN client.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should evaluate the product first in order to see if it really meets your business needs. This may be a very good opportunity for Businesses that need a quick and easy solution for their branches.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security as a Service with Cloud-based centralized Firewall / security features that can be applied to multiple locations (branches). Also it resolves with easy way problems with site-to-site VPNs due to the ease of setup of centralized VPN topology. Moreover, the analytics section covers an overview of the security features offered by the service.

Cato Networks review by Ryan T.
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"Happy with my experience."

What do you like best?

Automatic firewall security updates, no end of life hardware notifications to buy expensive new equipment or I would no longer receive firewall updates. Ease of use, specifically with VPN's to remote sites.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see filtering at the user or individual machine level instead of site level.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Seriously consider Cato if you are nearing end of life on you security appliances.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The uptime between remote sites has improved greatly. Set up time adding new sites is much faster and very easy. I feel more comfortable with my security level at all of my remote sites, because I would sometimes not pay the expensive annual fee and stop receiving updates to the firewall on my old device. I also have a much better view of what is going on at all of my sites on the dashboard, which has helped more than once finding trouble with my Internet providers.

Cato Networks review by Yoni C.
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"Great product, Great team"

What do you like best?

The support. The team is excellent. They know their business and want to see you succeed. Their response time on issues in excellent. Also the core system is much easier to administer than having separate firewall/VPN on each site.

What do you dislike?

Not much. They are a startup still (though the product is definitely stable), but from time to time you'll find a feature still missing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Talk to the team about your intended implementation. They are a fast growing company, so are still seeing new use cases. Your case will get put to the core engineers if they haven't seen it before.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We brought 5 offices and 80+ VPN users under one SD-WAN with unified administration. And with Cato we were able to use standard business internet, 10X the download/upload speeds over our MPLS for a lower cost. We also opted for the network level anti-virus and TLS-inspection

Cato Networks review by Dixon S.
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"CATO simplify and bridges our various offices under one roof"

What do you like best?

Hassle free setup & maintenance. Just required plug and go. Easy cloud based maintenance control panel for novice users. Simple VPN connectivity for our employees via the app. Great analytics data provided on the events happening on the network. Build in Firewall and Threat protection is useful.

What do you dislike?

Suggest more features can be configured by Administrators.

The cost can be better when purchasing a higher bandwidth grade.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Companies with multiple sites around the world, allowing seamlessly connected to each other with minimal configuration required. Cutting cost on network maintenance/upgrades. Extra layer of firewall and URL filtering is an useful feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WAN Network Firewall & URL filtering to filter threats

VPN, allow users connect to our site seamlessly via app

Eliminating of site to site VPN.

Reasonable cost for the features and support provided.

Cato Networks review by Administrator
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"All in one security solution"

What do you like best?

The primary reason for choosing Cato lies with the ability to function as a MPLS network, firewall as a service, VPN and IPS all in one. Our interaction with our Cato counterpart, Joel Tian who is the engineering director, gave us the assurance that SD-WAN is the future.

What do you dislike?

Cato's firewall SaaS is still in their infancy stage and would require more building on to do deeper level analysis required by administrators.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Work closely with your Cato representative. They are the experts in networking and will assist you in every way possible

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Faced with an ever-increasing cost with MPLS, advance security threats and increase in users due to expansion, we needed a centralise solution which can ease our workload in managing our security concerns and user management but at a low cost. Our secondary objective is to find a reliable after-sales support to assist us in times of needs.

Cato Networks review by Administrator
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"Review by Yassine (FD)"

What do you like best?

We're using Cato for our Headquarter, AWS and 1 IPSEC tunnel and what we like the most is the simplicity of connecting different sites and VPN users. We don't have to worry about the encryption, security or configurations. It's almost plug and play.

What do you dislike?

I don't know if there is any dislikes in our company. One of the things that we value the most is the speed of solving problems. I know the company is just starting with this concept and thats probably the reason why Cato is still improving their service

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use, install, configure. No worries about security, configuration, testing and other things.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're about to solve a common problem; expanding our company. This would mean that we have to configure network and security in the other building. Testing and reconfiguring. With Cato is very easy to expand your network and have the same security and access.

Cato Networks review by Jason B.
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"CATO is a game changer"

What do you like best?

the fact its cloud based and has very little onsite hardware. they also have very useful features to enable IT to support the users and the business.

What do you dislike?

the fact we have to go via a re-seller to obtain the product and support. but i am sure that will change.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider CATO and compare before using any WAN or cloud based security, especially if there are services or hardware needed to implement the solution. CATO allows your business to be flexible in its approach to connectivity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Speed, management, monitoring of the WAN

Cato Networks review by George M.
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"Simplify Network Management while increase features and security"

What do you like best?

Cato's ability to easily connect multiple sites and allow communication as one network, while having one pane of glass to manage it.

What do you dislike?

Training on the product has been all self-taught and experienced though resolution though issues with support. I would prefer an overview as well as an in-depth training course on their products.

Recommendations to others considering the product

How many locations you have, mobile users you have and access to multiple forms of internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding a cost-effective way to take advantage of any internet connection so not to limit where we expand to physically. This also allowed us to easily become multi-homed due to the nature of how easy it was to work with any internet connection to become a secure part of our network.

Cato Networks review by Wei L.
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"very good conecpt of the SD-WAN with security function"

What do you like best?

1. the design and concept is very nice, centralized policy management.

2. easy to maintain and admin

What do you dislike?

1. the WAN firewall rule cannot customize define the port number, because current ports limit is not working properly.

2. user awareness seems like need to take some time, and if user is using MacBook, seems like Cato cannot detect the user id.

3. event logs cannot see real time, need take sometimes to see

4. vpn client currently only support windows version for Azure SSO

Recommendations to others considering the product

to improve WAN firewall function like a real firewall

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. reduce policy define to everywhere, just need centralized defined at cato cloud.

Cato Networks review by Mark C.
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"Its straight forward, simple and just works"

What do you like best?

I like the speed and simplicity of setup and configuration.

I like the responsiveness of the company to questions and suggestions.

What do you dislike?

The dialog around the different offerings is a little unclear to new customers, however once explained the product is clear and simple.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connectivity, simple, fast and secure. This means that no matter where people are or what they are doing they can be in the network, controlled and managed.

Cato Networks review by Kevin K.
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"Cato review"

What do you like best?

The consistency with the support and the uptime.

What do you dislike?

Don't have an dislikes at this point. The problem we had initially we found out it was on our end.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a WAN solution to connect all across the globe. We have before of food speeds even from the other side of the globe.

Cato Networks review by Chee Kiat T.
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"Cato"

What do you like best?

The easy of installation and configuration of the solution.

Easy to manage and provide fast connection via the VPN solution.

What do you dislike?

Can't work on private network, else I think is a very good product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ease of management and provide oversight of your network.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing multiple sites and security issues, with this it can be manage using a single portal that provide overall view of the network.

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"A one stop shop solution that enable me to control my users in my wide area lan over all the world"

What do you like best?

It let me focus on the business needs because I'm shore that cato do the network routing and secure my network better then I will do.

What do you dislike?

My users suffer from time to time from disconnection form the wifi when they at home and connected to cato.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I Wholeheartedly Recommend as a very good solution to multi cloud and multi region organisation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Enable our developers to connect from any place to our datacenters all over the world.

- Enable me to control which user can access to which application.

- Speed up my network to china

Cato Networks review by Joshua R.
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"great support team!"

What do you like best?

The support team is extremely knowledgeable and ready to help!

What do you dislike?

with anything that has a software component, there will be bugs. however their team fixes them quickly once found.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are using cato as another layer of security for our network as well as a vpn.

Cato Networks review by Bhavin B.
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"Cato Networks Review"

What do you like best?

Secure SDWAN,Firewall as a Service,future

What do you dislike?

Granular firewall, Intrusion Prevention System and Anti Malware controls

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for secure low latency global secure SD WAN solution that includes Threat Prevention, look no further.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Replacing public WAN with Secure SD-WAN that includes low latency backbone

Cato Networks review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Brilliant MPLS replacement"

What do you like best?

firewall, url filters, vpn - simplicity in setup

You can also set the product up within your existing network to trial it

What do you dislike?

not found anything yet - if i have to be really picky, the fan on the x1500 could be a bit quieter but that really isnt an issue if you have it installed in a comms room

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it! you can implement cato without disrupting your existing network so what have you got to lose?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Securing mpls circuits, simplyfying support, reducing overall cost of ownership

Cato Networks review by Administrator
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"Switched from MPLS to Cato SD-WAN and wouldn't look back."

What do you like best?

The simplicity in both UI & UX of the management portal.

What do you dislike?

Only thing I can discredit them for currently is that SSO isn't available on the mobile apps however I expect this to come with a future release.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We previously had an expensive and rigid MPLS WAN and switching to Cato has made our network quicker, and more flexible should we need to add more sites or offices to our SD-WAN in the future.

Cato Networks review by Vedran V.
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"CATO Networks enriched VPN alternative"

What do you like best?

Ability to simply connect remote offices with security features. Ease of use for typical administrator.

Lot of features packed which is great for smaller companies: NextGen Firewalling, URL filtering, Malware Protection IPS, Forensics and Extrusion Prevention.

What do you dislike?

There is not a 4G / LTE nor Wireless socket option to go with device which is mandatory for our application of this kind of solution.

Potential weakness in number and locations of DC's.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting remote offices with central location and applying security with reporting. Quick and fast deployment.

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Industrial Automation
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"Quick and Easy SDwan solution"

What do you like best?

They have a easy system which allowed us to deploy their Cato boxes to multiple sites at the same time and we had it all up and running in about an hour. The support is excellent and they reply quickly.

What do you dislike?

To be honest I do not have anything to put here , great job guys keep up the hard work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

QOS is needed for bandwidth management

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides always up internet connection with little to no management required , excellent virus and firewall protection .

Cato Networks review by Jonathan P.
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"No more monopolies"

What do you like best?

Cato is disrupting a 25 year old monopolized MPLS market and presenting the world with today's technology capabilities and competencies that are equal in service together with 5 in 1 cloud security. It's so simple is worth billions back to the client.

What do you dislike?

That this wasnt available 5 years ago and therefore unable to muscle in the competition.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To provide value added cyber security services together with a connectivity MSSP proposition. Control has been regained for the channel.

Cato Networks review by Administrator
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"Great service for small-to-medium sized distributed teams"

What do you like best?

Cato Networks has filled some of our networking needs allowing our infrastructure team to worry about more important problems, and their support has been exceptional.

What do you dislike?

We've experienced some intermittent issues with our dedicated endpoint, but their support is very responsive when we raise issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our team is globally distributed. Cato allows to make internal services available to our team members without having to manage our own VPN infrastructure.

Cato Networks review by Kenny D.
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of Cato. Nice UI and easy to use. Support response time is super quick!

What do you dislike?

The admin portal is a little slow and buggy at times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting VPN solution for all our workstations.

Cato Networks review by Taylor Q.
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"Cato network Best for WAN connection"

What do you like best?

I do appreciate that by using our Cato sockets to connect our companies together. It helps alleviate dropped packets and very slow connection speeds from one site to anther.

What do you dislike?

I would say the upgrade process on the sockets can sometimes be misleading and potentially could harm your wan environment if not notified of the upgrade.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is solving our dropped packets and slow connection speeds to our other companies over seas.

Cato Networks review by Gabriela R.
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"I'm a systems administrator at the Dallas Arboretum"

What do you like best?

The way it is setup and how everything is easy to use/manage

What do you dislike?

Being able to search by url would be good

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to stop vital threats from coming through. The security of our network.

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Network Security as a Service in its Prime"

What do you like best?

Cato offers connectivity to Intranet services between different branches while securing those connections. Cato's expertise in the security market (via its founders) is something remarkable and assuring of an accurate and efficient security system. Several features can be added such as Extrusion Prevention, URL inspection and bot detection. Simply impressive!

What do you dislike?

There's not much to improve here besides adding more POPs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connectivity and security between all branches.

Cato Networks review by Kevin N.
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"Excellent Service and support"

What do you like best?

The speed of the network, excellent so far.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so Far, everything seems to work very well

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improved Speed/Connectivity to multiple offices

Cato Networks review by Taylor Q.
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"Cato Network Review"

What do you like best?

The ability to connect with our sites efficiently and easily.

What do you dislike?

Support in different countries your experience may vary.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a great tool to connect your WAN and establish a solid connection to locations all around the world.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had speed issues between sites as we grow into a global enterprise. Cato helped us fix speed and packet loss issue.

Cato Networks review by Administrator
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"Fast and responsive support. "

What do you like best?

Solutions that give control to the end-user for complete customization.

What do you dislike?

Support for U.S end-users may not be the best (personnel is still in training)

Recommendations to others considering the product

SImple solutions that just work. A lot of tools included like VPN, Malware-protection, Web-Filtering, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CATO incorporates security into their systems to block unwanted traffic / malware before it even has the chance to infect any machines.

Cato Networks review by Chee Kiat T.
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"Ease of Deplyment"

What do you like best?

The ease of deployment over other VPN network

What do you dislike?

The local technical support level is not up to par, might need to improve

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you can manage the latency between the different site, this is a good and cheap solution

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost and slow internet connection and redundancy needed for live system integration and connection

Cato Networks review by Brett L.
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"Great user Interface "

What do you like best?

The user interface is very friendly. Easy to setup VPN for users

What do you dislike?

Minor network issues that I need to resolve. Most likely on my end. Only been using for a couple weeks hard to review

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solved vpn issues across multiple sites. VPN is very easy to use. I just started using this a couple weeks ago hard to give a fair review

Cato Networks review by Executive Sponsor in Financial Services
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"Love it"

What do you like best?

Fully managed IT security services out of the box!

What do you dislike?

Some issues with routing us out of POPs in EU from time to time. Causes all kinds of problems with web traffic when google suddenly thinks you are in Germany.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a distributed team but still need very high levels of internal IT controls. Cato is a perfect fit for us.

Cato Networks review by Timothy Joseph P.
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"Amazing"

What do you like best?

The security and SD Wan is more needed when you have a different branches so you can monitored them easily.

What do you dislike?

Bugs on cato socket, many of our branches experienced a no power in the port of cato socket specially in all ports.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes Definitely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connectivity of different branches into one network, benefits its to centralized monitoring for all network branches.

Cato Networks review by Michael O.
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"Very effective, using to manage product."

What do you like best?

The easy web UI makes managing sites and customers painless.

What do you dislike?

Can the socket come in gun metal gray? Kidding.

Recommendations to others considering the product

At minimum run a no cost proof of concept of the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Management of clients in a single pane of glass is the big one for us. The layered on security, WAN optimization and general traffic visibility are all key features.

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Simply straightforward to deploy"

What do you like best?

The team at Cato Networks is fabulous, very responsive and timely, be it for rollout or support.

What do you dislike?

Nothing in particular to dislike because the service is just excellent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always ensure your architecture and design are both defined to ensure proper and timely integration and rollout.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure connectivity between sites. Single dashboard to monitor and view status of the connectivity.

Cato Networks review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Simplified Connectivity and Security "

What do you like best?

Simplified way to connected multiple remote site ranging from on-premises data center, cloud and remote users. Also Cato provide simplified security control via their FaaS

What do you dislike?

Lack of PoP in Philippines and Indonesia.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Consolidated all my remote sites into a single logical network with ease of management and connectivity.

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Up and coming tech!"

What do you like best?

I really like the web management. This feature makes administering all devices so easy and painless.

What do you dislike?

This is still in its infancy and with that brings the bugs with ironing out the software and user experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just the ease of administering the systems in place and over all setup of devices.

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Cato is great!"

What do you like best?

Easy management of endpoints, automated emails, and easy setup and use for end users.

What do you dislike?

The UI could be a little more intuitive, but other than that Cato is great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has completely reinvented our VPN access, making it easier and more logical for all involved.

Cato Networks review by User in Education Management
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"CATO cloud network with single tiny box"

What do you like best?

I like the communication channel of CATO network and the device configuration method which is simple and efficient.

What do you dislike?

The additional expenditure of backup line and the cost of CATO line which expensive than the existing one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The intranet speed and improved ping results

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"So far it has been fine. The support staff has been very attentive."

What do you like best?

All the support I get. I like the von for clients. Very good tool and easy to use. I like the easy setup of sites and sockets.

What do you dislike?

I like to have more tools available so I can troubleshoot without having to call in

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sophos

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Less IT involvement.

Cato Networks review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Experience with Cato solutions"

What do you like best?

No hardware is needed. Fast and easy to deploy. Centralized management for all locations.

What do you dislike?

More security features are desirable such as DLP. There is room to improve

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended to try out Cato Solutions. It will save you the time and efforts to roll-out or deploy the security for your company, especially if you have many branches that require protection, yet easy to be managed centrally.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Company with multiple branches. Don't require many appliances.

Cato Networks review by Mark D.
Mark D.
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"Cato"

What do you like best?

I like that they provide a world wide solution at a decent price.

What do you dislike?

The fact that we can get informed there are network issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to link our companies erp sytem

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Chemicals
Administrator in Chemicals
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"Nice SD-WAN solution"

What do you like best?

Administration & product logic. I really like lot of NXG firewall options.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes complicated settings, especialy in FW, but maybe I just need more practice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy branch connections

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Financial Services
Administrator in Financial Services
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"CATO Technology review"

What do you like best?

End point simplicity. No need to touch devices.

What do you dislike?

No ability to rename sites.

Sockets unwilling to upgrade from 2.14

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast implementation of backup connectivity using 4G

Cato Networks review by Administrator in Accounting
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"Excellent VPN Product"

What do you like best?

We like the ease of use and protection provided by the mobile VPN client.

What do you dislike?

When I used the product on a recent trip, it seemed to drain the battery on my phone too quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protected communications

Cato Networks review by Internal Consultant in Machinery
Internal Consultant in Machinery
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"IT Director"

What do you like best?

Quality of the connection. Ability to see how the service has been running

What do you dislike?

No notification if there is a service outage/or performance degrade

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows us to connect our international offices to our ERP system

Cato Networks review by Internal Consultant
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"IT Director"

What do you like best?

WAN/Internet redundancy. Cost savings over T1 lines.

What do you dislike?

Potentially adds latency vs traditional MPLS networks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make clean break from MPLS for migrating sites.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Network single point of failure. Rising costs of T1 lines.

Cato Networks review by Consultant
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"PoC Results"

What do you like best?

Relatively easy to use, on paper. Easy to set up if all goes well.

What do you dislike?

Initial connection failed and needed troubleshooting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Client is only looking for WAN optimization, no true SDWAN. WAN optimization improves speed of some operations, as expected.

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