Cloud Datacenter Integration

Cloud datacenters offer enterprises tremendous value in cost savings, scalability, accessibility, agility, and management. But connecting your WAN with your cloud datacenters can be fraught with challenges. Legacy optimization, security, and monitoring will all need to be rethought in a way that doesn’t sacrifice the cost savings and flexibility that drove the move to the cloud in the first place. Cato simplifies that process, enabling enterprises to integrate cloud datacenters with their networks in cost effective, simple, secure & optimized way.

With Cato’s global private backbone, you can easily connect your cloud datacenters to your WAN without the need for costly premium connections like AWS DirectConnect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. Unlike legacy networks that left you with the choice between the unpredictable Internet or paying for premium cloud connectivity solutions, Cato provides a high-capacity and resilient network, ensuring optimal performance for your hybrid and multi cloud integration.

Cloud datacenters are easily connected by establishing an IPSec tunnel from the Cato Cloud or using Cato’s virtual SD-WAN device (vSocket). Once connected to the Cato Cloud, the cloud datacenters are accessible by other physical locations or mobile users connected to Cato. This makes the cloud datacenter an integral part of the network and its traffic benefits from all network optimization and security controls.

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Access Control without the Complexity

Access control, a critical requirement when integrating cloud datacenters, is also simplified with Cato. Once the cloud networks are connected, access is managed by our Firewall-as-a-Service, which has AD integration for granular user and application control built in, and full visibility for troubleshooting and auditing. There’s no need to settle for the insufficient ACL-level access control offered by Cloud providers or to invest in licensing and deploying 3rd party virtual FWs.

Performance without the Premium Price Tag

Cato’s global private backbone saves you the cost of private connections and performance problems of backhauling to cloud datacenters by delivering end-to-end route optimization. Cato PoPs and cloud datacenter providers, such as AWS and Azure, share the same physical datacenters, practically eliminating the latency and packet loss between the two. That gives you similar performance of dedicated connections without the cost. With Cato, customers can see up to X4-X40 increase in throughput.

Security That’s Built In – Not Bolted On

The Cato’s Security-as-a-Service is built into the Cato private global backbone and delivered as a service. No additional appliances (physical or virtual) need to be purchased or deployed. Cato has a single security stack covering all of your cloud datacenters, physical locations, and remote workers. All of your network traffic, regardless of where it’s coming from, is processed through our NGFW, SWG, IPS, NGAM and MDR. As more load is put on the cloud datacenter, or a new cloud datacenter is added, the service seamlessly scales without any need to buy additional security solutions or upgrade existing ones.

 

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Full Visibility for Full Control

By making the cloud datacenter a native part of the enterprise network, Cato gives you the exact same visibility and control as you have with your physical network, without any additional components. Cato provides a single-pane-of-glass into the complete enterprise network — sites, cloud resources, and mobile users for networking and security — through its cloud-based management application. Through the application, customers can control all parts of the service, including network and security policy configuration, detailed network analytics, and security event reporting.

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Recognized by
Gartner

Cato Networks recognized 11x by Gartner in:

  • Gartner Market Guide for Managed SD-WAN Services
  • Gartner Market Guide for Market Guide for Virtual Private Networks
  • Gartner Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access
  • Gartner Midmarket Context: 'Magic Quarant for WAN Edge'
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2019
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2019
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2019
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 2019
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Edge Computing, 2019
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2020
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Workplace, 2020

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