SD-WAN edge appliances enable organizations to use multiple transports (MPLS and Internet) in branch locations, for WAN connectivity. However, they persist the dependency on MPLS transports to ensure latency and loss sensitive applications perform in a consistent manner.

Cato is providing a global, SLA-backed backbone with built-in network security, delivered as a cloud service. With over 30 PoPs worldwide, interconnected with tier-1 global IP transit providers, Cato can provide consistent and predictable global connectivity at an affordable price.

SLA-backed Transport

Lack of SLA-backed transport forces reliance on MPLS

SD-WAN Edge integrates Internet transport into MPLS WAN. However, since the Internet can’t provide consistent and predictable latency on a global scale, enterprises must continue to use MPLS to support latency- and loss sensitive applications.

Cato SLA-backed backbone enables MPLS replacement

Cato has built a global, SLA-backed backbone that runs our 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

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

Network security built into the Cato Cloud

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

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

Seamless support for Physical, Cloud and Mobile resources

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

The network you have been waiting for is here.
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