Cato Management Application

The Cato Management Application (CMA) provides full visibility and control of the customer's Cato environment. Administrators can define security and networking policies, manage sites and user connectivity, and investigate incidents – all through a single pane of glass. CMA is a native part of the Cato platform, with no software to install or hardware to deploy.

Cato Management Application Capabilities

Consistent Policies Everywhere

All Cato capabilities are developed in alignment with the Cato Management Application, ensuring a true single pane of glass for managing Cato SASE deployments. Policies for security engines like FWaaS, Threat Prevention, CASB, DLP, RBI and all upcoming capabilities are centrally managed and consistently enforced throughout the Cato SASE Cloud platform. There is no need to push configurations to disparate devices that often create gaps in security posture and extend attack surface. With Cato, Administrators can be assured of comprehensive global security coverage with changes taking effect in just minutes across their entire organization.

A One-Stop-Shop for Network Management

Cato delivers all networking and security capabilities from a single software stack, enabling a truly unified management application. Network configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting are centrally managed from CMA. Customers have full visibility and control over physical and cloud network connectivity via Cato’s Edge SD-WAN, IPsec or Cross-connect, and the enterprise’s routing, DNS, DHCP, QoS, and network optimization via Cato’s global private backbone. Networking and Security teams can collaborate on resolving incidents using one platform, increasing efficiency and productivity.

Instant Visibility to Actionable Information

The Cato Management Application provides complete visibility into your entire enterprise environment, from a high-level topology view, through summary dashboards and all the way down to specific sites, users, or events. The topology view shows the real time status of all sites and users with information regarding their location, connectivity, and key statistics. Dashboards provide summarized information across key dimensions such as threats, cloud and application usage, network performance and remote access. The event discovery engine allows customizable searches across all events in the account: security, network, access, and devices. The ability to move from real-time view to a historical dashboard and then to a filtered list of events in a few clicks makes CMA a highly efficient monitoring and troubleshooting tool for administrators.

Streamlined Investigation for Security Incidents

Cato enables security teams to address incidents within the same platform that provides their network and security management. Indicators of compromise are grouped by Cato XDR into ‘stories’ and presented to the security teams in a dedicated CMA XDR workbench. A single click on a story expands the details of the incident together with a full set of investigation tools. Information syntax, objects and reference to events and policies is consistent and easy to understand. Remediation steps can be easily initiated through the CMA increasing the enterprise’s ability to respond to attacks in a timely fashion.

Provision and Manage Your Administrators with Granular RBAC

Protecting and controlling administrators’ CMA access is paramount to ensuring strong security posture for your organization. The CMA is designed to seamlessly fit into the IT organization structure with support for your SSO and MFA providers and policies. Granular role-based access controls (RBAC) can be defined allowing specific administrators or teams control over specific geographies and the domains they are responsible for. All administrator activity is logged in a comprehensive audit trail, ensuring full management accountability of your SASE environment.

Centrally Manage Your Licenses and SD-WAN Hardware

The CMA provides visibility into licensing and edge SD-WAN hardware. Administrators can review license allocations for sites, users, and services at a glance, ensuring proper coverage for current deployment and future growth. The Cato Socket edge SD-WAN appliance status can be tracked through the full device life cycle from shipment tracking, deployment status, software updates, and RMA. Bringing license and hardware inventory management into CMA creates a comprehensive but simple experience for administrators to manage the full breadth of their Cato environment.

The Strategic Benefits of a True SASE Platform

Architected from the ground up as a true cloud-native SASE platform, all Cato's security capabilities, today and in the future, leverage the global distribution, massive scalability, advanced resiliency, autonomous life cycle management, and consistent management model of the Cato platform.

Consistent Policy
Enforcement 

Cato extends all security capabilities globally to deliver consistent policy enforcement everywhere and to everyone, from the largest datacenters and down to a single user device.

Scalable and Resilient Protection

Cato scales to inspect multi-gig traffic streams with full TLS decryption and across all security capabilities, and can automatically recover from service component failures to ensure continuous security protection.

Autonomous Life Cycle Management

Cato ensures the SASE cloud platform maintains optimal security posture, 99.999% service availability, and low-latency security processing for all users and locations without any customer involvement.

Single Pane of Glass

Cato provides a single pane of glass to consistently manage all security and networking capabilities including configuration, analytics, troubleshooting, and incident detection and response. Unified management model eases new capabilities adoption by IT and the business.

Recognized as a SASE Pioneer and Leader by Industry Analysts

Cato is the category creator of SASE. We didn't invent the name, but SASE is Cato's founding vision. Since 2015 we are continuously evolving and perfecting the only true SASE platform. Cato is fully committed to deliver on the promise of SASE: making secure and optimized access effortlessly available for everyone and everywhere.

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