Cato Networks recognized as a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Single-Vendor SASE Report

Cato is a Leader
Cato is a Leader
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SASE is all about strategically solving business problems. The systematic removal of technology barriers standing in the way of business outcomes. It is a brand new “how” (platform) for a well-known “what” (features).

When we started Cato Networks in 2015, we were immersed in skepticism. Can you actually build a cloud network that will replace MPLS circuits with decades of proven reliability? (We did.) Can you really build a cloud-native next-gen firewall and powerful threat prevention that can displace the industry’s leading incumbents? (We did.) Can you innovate fast enough in AI and data protection to close feature gaps with veteran pure-play vendors, and even gain competitive advantage over them? (We did.)

Almost ten years in, one of the things that makes Cato Networks unique is being defiant. Defiant against decades of point products trying to solve point problems. Defiant against the assumption that complexity is inevitable. Defiant against the perception that “it was always done that way”.

With the Gartner most recent recognition of Cato Networks as a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Single-Vendor SASE Report, we believe that our vision aligned with what customers really needed. I am even more proud of our perseverance during this journey, staying focused on what drives value and outcomes, even when facing legacy vendors and legacy state-of-mind headwinds.

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Building it right from the start

As we built the Cato SASE Cloud Platform over the years, and onboarded thousands of enterprise customers and partners, we followed these core principles:

True Convergence. The technical capabilities the platform delivers (e.g. SD-WAN, FWaaS, SWG, CASB, DLP, ZTNA, XDR, etc.) are built as one, act as one, and are consumed as one. There is one policy engine that does everything customers expect from networking and network security solutions. There is one data lake storing all events with a single, shared context. There is one management interface and API for configuring, managing, and monitoring the enterprise infrastructure. It is not a “bolt on” integration of portfolio products and acquisitions, and it is not a ‘management of managements’.

Consistency. SASE is meant to serve all enterprise edges: sites, datacenters, clouds, and remote users – wherever they are. All of Cato’s 90+ PoPs are symmetrical and have the exact same capabilities. Cato Networks customers are confident knowing that wherever they are today, and wherever they may expand to in the future, they will not have to compromise on performance, security, or productivity.

Autonomous operation. SASE is expected to be trusted as the enterprise’s new critical infrastructure, promising to offload maintenance and operational grunt work from IT teams, freeing them to focus on enabling business growth and outcomes. We built the Cato SASE Cloud Platform to transparently scale as customers grow, seamlessly overcome component failures, and effortlessly sustain optimal security posture and peak performance – so our customers would have so much less to worry about.

Customers know when you get it

What used to be a disruptive vision is now the mainstream.

SASE is one of the fastest growing markets in IT, and leading players in networking, network security, cloud security, and data security are trying to find their way into it. Some take a path of partnerships, some acquire companies and integrate them, some develop new technologies in-house, and some still focus on positioning rather than building.

Customers want hard proofs. When you promise true convergence – they want to see it to believe it. When you speak about consistency – it needs to be demonstrated. When you tell them you can offload grunt work to help them become champions in their organization – they ask to speak with reference customers to verify it.

The Cato SASE Cloud Platform has repeatedly proven it does what it says on the tin, and our customers are voluntarily vocal about it. They speak publicly about the change Cato Networks is making and about the difference from legacy vendors and other SASE providers.

You can read the reviews of our product on the Gartner Peer Insights page.

To date, Cato Networks has thousands of customers and partners that share our vision and support our journey to transform the IT industry.

From a revolution to an evolution

Don’t you know, their talking about a revolution. It sounds like whisper” sings Tracy Chapman in one of her greatest songs. Sometimes, there is a delicate, almost unnoticed, tremble that makes you feel something is about to happen. Cato Networks was that tremble 10 years ago. Gartner’s 2024 Magic Quadrant for Single-vendor SASE, and Cato Networks’ recognition as a Leader in it, according to us is the living proof SASE is no longer a whisper, and that a new era is upon.

Cato Networks. We Are SASE.

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