Cato SASE Cloud’s “Innovation” and “Platform Play” Earn “Leader” and “Outperformer” Status in GigaOm SD-WAN Radar Report

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Today we announced that Cato Networks was named a “Leader” and “Outperformer” by GigaOm in the analyst firm’s Radar for SD-WAN Report. This is our first year to be included in the report and already we shot to the top of the leader’s circle, underscoring the strength and maturity of Cato SD-WAN and showing the importance of considering SD-WAN as part of a broader SASE offering

The report evaluates 20 notable SD-WAN vendors, including Cisco, Fortinet, Versa Networks, Juniper, Palo Alto, VMware, and others. Of all these SD-WAN providers, Cato Networks is the only one rated as Exceptional in all the key criteria considered to be differentiators among the providers as well as the primary features for customers to consider as they compare solutions. 

Figure 2: Only Cato scored “Exceptional” across every one of GigaOm’s Key Criteria 

GigaOm: Cato’s SD-WAN Is “Easier to Maintain and Scale”

The report highlights Cato’s unique cloud-based approach to delivering SD-WAN as a real differentiator that makes a software-defined wide area network easier to maintain and scale for business needs. 

“Cato SASE Cloud is a converged cloud-native, single-pass platform connecting end-to-end enterprise network resources within a secure global service managed via a single pane of glass,” says the report. “By moving processing into the cloud using thin edge Cato Sockets, Cato SASE Cloud is easier to maintain and scale than competitive solutions, with new capabilities instantly available. Leveraging an expanding global SLA-backed network of over 75 PoPs, Cato is the only SD-WAN vendor currently bundling a global private backbone with its SD-WAN. Moreover, Cato offers both a standalone SD-WAN solution and a security service edge solution – Cato SSE 360 – for securing third-party SD-WAN devices.”

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Cato Is a Strong “Platform Play” with “Innovation”

The report places Cato as the only vendor with a strong “Platform Play” and “Innovation” in features. According to the report, “Positioning in the Platform Play quadrant indicates that the vendor has a fully integrated solution – usually built from the ground up – at the functional level.” The report additionally recognizes Cato as an Outperformer “based on the speed of innovation compared to the industry in general.” GigaOm calls Cato “a vendor to watch” for its innovation.

Read the GigaOm report for yourself to see why Cato SASE Cloud is the leader of the SD-WAN pack.

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