Cato Networks Again Listed as a Sample Vendor in the Secure Access Service Edge Category of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020

July 22nd, 2020

For the second year in a row, Cato has been recognized as a Sample Vendor of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) in the Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020. Cato is also recognized as a Sample Vendor for SD-WAN, Firewall as a Service (FWaaS), and Zero Trust Network Access categories in the Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2020. Report identifies true SASE services as cloud native.

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 22, 2020— Cato Networks, provider of the world’s first SASE platform, has been identified as a Sample Vendor for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) in the Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 20201, as well as in three other networking and security categories in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2020.2 Categories recognizing Cato as a Sample Vendor include SD-WAN, Firewall as a Service, and Zero Trust Network Access.

“We believe our recognition for the second year in a row as a Sample Vendor in the Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020 attests to the flexibility and strength of our true, cloud-native SASE platform,” says Shlomo Kramer, CEO and co-founder of Cato Networks. “Rather than acquiring and trying to integrate multiple point solutions across these categories, Cato was built as a cloud-native SASE platform from day one. To us, this recognition reflects the five-year head-start Cato has had in the SASE market.”

Gartner Hype Cycle for Network Security 2020 is out

Cato Delivers True SASE Not SASE Hype

Cato converges security and networking into a global, cloud-native platform that interconnects all edges — sites, users, applications, and cloud resources. At the core of the Cato Cloud is a global private backbone spanning 58 PoPs that extends the full range of Cato’s networking and security capabilities to every location and user worldwide.

As the SASE market matures, the importance of a cloud-native architecture is becoming ever more critical. Gartner writes, “True SASE services are cloud-native — dynamically scalable, globally accessible, typically microservices-based and multitenant.”2 In our opinion, this SASE definition breaks away from the appliance-centric, and service chained model of legacy architectures.

Today, Cato has more than 600 SASE customers worldwide, connecting thousands of locations, and nearly 200,000 mobile users.

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1 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020” Andrew Lerner, Danellie Young, July 8, 2020.

2 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2020” Pete Shoard, June 30, 2020. (Prior to 2020, this report was previously titled “Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 2019”)

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About Cato Networks

Cato is the world’s first SASE platform, converging SD-WAN and network security into a global, cloud-native service. Cato optimizes and secures application access for all users and locations. Using Cato, customers easily migrate from MPLS to SD-WAN, optimize connectivity to on-premises and cloud applications, enable secure branch Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrate cloud datacenters and mobile users into the network with a zero-trust architecture. With Cato, the network, and your business, are ready for whatever’s next.