3 Things CISOs Can Immediately Do with Cato

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Wherever you are in your SASE or SSE journey, it can be helpful knowing what other CISOs are doing once they’ve implemented these platforms. Getting started with enhanced security is a lot easier than you might think. With Cato’s security services being delivered from a scalable cloud-native architecture at multiple global points of presence, the value is immediate.

In this blog post, we bring the top three things you, as a CISO, can do with Cato. From visibility to real-time security to data sovereignty, Cato makes it easy to create consistent policies, enable zero trust network access, and investigate security and networking issues all in one place.

To read more details about each of these steps, understand the inner workings of Cato’s SASE/SSE and to see what you would be able to view in Cato’s dashboards, you can read the ebook “The First 3 Things CISOs Do When Starting to Use Cato”, which this blog post is based on, here.

Now let’s dive into the top three capabilities and enhancements CISOs gain from Cato:

1. Comprehensive Visibility

With Cato, CISOs achieve complete visibility into all activity, once traffic flows through the Cato SASE Cloud. This includes security events, networking and connectivity events for all users and locations connected to the service.

This information can be viewed in the Cato Management Application:

  • The events page shows the activity and enables filtering, which supports investigation and incident correlation.
  • The Cloud Apps Dashboard presents a holistic and interactive view of application usage, enabling the identification of Shadow IT.
  • Cato’s Apps Catalog provides an assessment of each application’s profile and a risk score, enabling CISOs to evaluate applications and decide if and how to enable the app and which policies to configure.
  • Application analytics show the usage of a specific application, enabling CISOs or practitioners to identify trends for users, sites and departments. This helps enforce zero trust, design policies and identify compromised applications.

Comprehensive visibility supports day-to-day management as well as the ability to easily report to the board on application usage, risk level and blocked threats. It also supports auditing needs.

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2. Consistent Real-Time Threat Prevention

Cato’s SSE 360’s cloud-native architecture enables protecting all traffic with no computing limitation. Multiple security updates are carried out every day.

The main services include:

  • Real Time Threat Prevention Engines – FWaaS, SWG, IPS, Next-Generation Anti-Malware and more are natively a part of Cato’s SASE Platform, detecting and blocking threats, and always up-to-date.
  • Cato’s threats dashboard – A high-level view of all threat activity, including users, threat types and threat source countries, for investigation or policy change considerations.
  •  MITRE ATT&CK dashboard –  A new dashboard that aligns logged activity with the MITRE ATT&CK framework, enabling you to see the bigger picture of an attack or risk.
  • 24×7 MDR service provided by Cato’s SOC – A service that leverages ML to identify anomalies and Cato’s security experts to investigate them.

3. Data Sovereignty

Cato provides DLP and CASB capabilities to support data governance.

  • DLP prevents sensitive information, like source code, PCI data, or PII data, from being uploaded or downloaded. The DLP dashboard shows how policies are configured and performing, enabling the finetuning of DLP rules and helping identify data exfiltration attempts or the need for user training.
  • CASB controls how users interact with SaaS applications and prevents users uploading data to third party services as well as establishing broader security standards based on compliance, native security features, and risk score

Future Growth for CISOs

CISOs who have adopted Cato’s SASE or SSE360 can readily expect future growth, since appliance deployment and supply chain constraints are no longer blockers for their progress.

You can easily onboard new users and locations to gain visibility and protection and policy application. It’s also easy to add new functionalities and enable new policies, reducing the time to value for any new capability.

With Cato, your company’s policies are consistently enforced and all your users and locations are protected from the latest threats.

Read more details about each of these capabilities in the ebook “The First 3 Things CISOs Do When Starting to Use Cato” here.

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