Come Meet the Cool Vendor at InfoSecurity Europe

June 6, 2017

Gartner named Cato Networks as a “Cool Vendor” in its report “Cool Vendors in Security for Midsize Enterprises, 2017.”  

The cool vendors highlighted in this report are those young vendors that offer a “disruptive combination of innovation and midsize enterprise suitability” for security in midsize enterprises.

“Emerging vendors are disrupting security markets and successfully competing with established mainstream vendors that have not been able to engage directly with midsize enterprises (MSEs) or provide affordable products that can scale to their needs,” write Gartner analysts Neil Wynne, Adam Hils, Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi, and Tricia Phillips.

The report suggests that IT leaders in MSEs responsible for security and risk management should  “Favor the selection of a product, when all else is equal, with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) that can be implemented, managed and supported with minimal IT resources.”

Cato’s convergence of SD-WAN, Firewall as a Service and a global backbone allows for a radical reduction in the TCO of an IT operation. By replacing appliances with the Cato Cloud, companies eliminate the patching, forced upgrades, and troubleshooting  costs associated with next generation firewalls and other network security appliances. With a global SD-WAN based on an affordable, SLA-backed backbone, the Cato Cloud also tackles the high costs of MPLS.

Cato allows for a massive rethinking of IT operations, if the customer wants. And that’s part of the genius of Cato, companies can adopt as much or as little of the service as necessary. Augment MPLS with the Cato Cloud. Eliminate firewalls at some sites, but not others. The Cato Cloud is that flexible.

But don’t take our word for it, see Cato in action at the 2017 InfoSecurity Europe show in London this week and visit our booth M100. Cato Networks’ co-founder and CTO Gur Shatz presented at InfoSec in his Tech Talk titled, “Hybrid Cloud Secure Network Integration: Tips and Techniques.” To learn more about that session click here. Can’t get to London? You can always visit us online.

Dave Greenfield

Dave Greenfield

Dave Greenfield is a veteran of IT industry. He’s spent more than 20 years as an award-winning journalist and independent technology consultant. Today, he serves as a secure networking evangelist for Cato Networks.