TMC, Layer123 Recognize Cato for SD-WAN Leadership

October 9, 2017

TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded Cato Cloud a 2017 Internet Telephony SD-WAN Excellence Award. The award is given to companies that demonstrate the innovation, vision, and execution to deliver software-based networking tools to support different and unique communities of interest.

“Congratulations to Cato Networks for receiving a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY SD-WAN Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Cato Cloud has demonstrated true innovation and is leading the way for Software Defined Wide Area Network. I look forward to continued excellence from Cato Networks in 2017 and beyond.”

The TMC award is the latest recognition for Cato’s revolutionary cloud-based SD-WAN, Cato Cloud. Last month, the service was shortlisted for Layer123’s Network Transformation Awards 2017 as the Best SD-WAN Service. Previous recognition included Gartner Cool Vendor 2017, a finalist as a RSA Innovation Sandbox 2017, and CRN for 25 Coolest network Security Vendors.

Cato Cloud connects all enterprise network elements, including branch locations, the mobile workforce, and physical and cloud datacenters, into a global, encrypted and optimized SD-WAN in the cloud. With all WAN and Internet traffic consolidated in the cloud, Cato applies a set of security services to protect all traffic at all times.

“With Cato, the costs of our connection to Mexico alone dropped more than 80%, and we received twice the capacity,” says Kevin McDaid, systems manager Fisher and Company, a leading manufacturer who replaced its global MPLS with Cato Cloud, an MPLS alternative. Overall, the company saved 95 percent on its annual costs, doubled its bandwidth and eliminated the complexities of MLPS — all without sacrificing line quality.

Cato Cloud consists of two complementary layers — the Cato Cloud Network and Cato Security Services. The Cato Cloud Network is a global, geographically distributed, SLA-backed network of points of presence (PoPs), interconnected by multiple tier-1 carriers. Enterprises connect to the Cato Cloud Network via any last mile transport (Internet, MPLS, 4G/LTE). Cato Security Services is a fully managed suite of enterprise-grade and agile network security capabilities, directly built into the network. Current services include a next generation firewall, Secure Web Gateway, Advanced Threat Prevention, Cloud and Mobile Access Protection and network Forensics.

The cloud-based and multi-tenant Cato Management Application enables enterprises and service providers to configure policies, and monitor network activity and security events, from a single pane of glass.

Cato Cloud is seamlessly and continuously updated by Cato’s dedicated networking and security experts, to ensure maximum service availability, optimal network performance, and the highest level of protection against emerging threats.

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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.