Edge SD-WAN architectures enable organizations to use multiple transports (MPLS and Internet) in branch locations, for WAN connectivity. However, they persist the dependency on MPLS for predictable delivery of latency- and loss-sensitive applications.

Cato provides a cloud-based SD-WAN with a built-in global backbone with integrated network security, delivered as a cloud service. With over 30 PoPs worldwide and interconnected with tier-1 global IP transit providers, Cato provides consistent and predictable global connectivity at an affordable price.

SLA-backed Transport

Persists the reliance on MPLS

Edge SD-WAN integrates Internet transport into an MPLS WAN. However, since the Internet can’t provide consistent and predictable latency on a global scale, MPLS is required for latency- and loss sensitive applications.

Full MPLS replacement

Cato has built a global, SLA-backed backbone that runs an integrated networking and security software stack. Cato’s PoPs are fully meshed over multiple tier-1 IP transit providers with SLA-backed latency and packet loss. With Cato, customers can use high-quality, Internet last mile and the Cato Cloud to replace MPLS.

Integrated Network Security

Complex and costly security integration

Edge SD-WAN solutions enable the use of Internet links for WAN transport and can provide direct Internet access at the branch. However, they do not include a full network security stack and require customers to either deploy additional security solutions at every location, backhaul traffic to a datacenter, or use cloud-based security services.

Built-in network security

Cato provides a full network security stack, including a next generation firewall, secure web gateway, anti-malware and IPS built into the SLA-backed backbone. There is no need to deploy branch security appliances, backhaul traffic, or introduce new security services. All policies are managed within Cato’s management application.

Supported Edges

Limited support for cloud infrastructure and mobile users

Edge SD-WAN solutions were designed with physical locations in mind. Typical WAN architectures treat cloud datacenters and mobile users as an afterthought.

Seamless support for physical, cloud and mobile resources

Cato was built to connect all enterprise network elements including physical locations, cloud infrastructure, and mobile users. With Cato, SD-WAN and network security is available globally and for traffic from all sources.

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