Cato Networks Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in Security for Midsize Enterprises

June 6th, 2017

Infosecurity Europe, booth M100 — June  6, 2017 – Cato Networks, a provider of secure, global SD-WAN solutions, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the Gartner “Cool Vendors in Security for Midsize Enterprises, 2017” report.

In the “Cool Vendors” report, Gartner analysts Neil Wynne, Adam Hils, Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi and Tricia Phillips note that “Emerging vendors are disrupting security markets and successfully competing with established mainstream vendors that have not been able to engage directly with midsize enterprises (MSEs) or provide affordable products that can scale to their needs.”

The report suggests that IT leaders in MSEs responsible for security and risk management should “Favor the selection of a product, when all else is equal, with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) that can be implemented, managed and supported with minimal IT resources.”

The Cato Cloud is a fully converged SD-WAN and security service. It integrates secure web gateway, firewall as a service, advanced threat protection, next generation firewall, and secure, global SD-WAN into a single, cloud service. With Cato, IT professionals eliminate branch office appliances and their associated costs and complexity by leveraging the cloud and replace high MPLS costs with an affordable, SLA-backed backbone. Cato’s agile, unified security platform strengthens enterprise security posture, rapidly adapting to emerging threats.

“Cato offers a totally new way to cut the cost and complexity of legacy, on-premise networking and security solutions by delivering them as a holistic and scalable cloud service,” says Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks. “We aim to strengthen customer security posture and streamline global connectivity with an agile, secure SD-WAN platform. Cato is paving the way for a leaner IT with a new, scalable and simplified networking and security platform for enterprises of all sizes.”

Cato Networks’ CTO Presents at Infosecurity Europe

Last month, Cato announced the selection of Cato Networks’ co-founder and CTO Gur Shatz as a speaker at the 2017 Infosecurity Europe  conference in London. Speakers at InfoSec are chosen by an expert panel and only then after submitting a detailed proposal of their intended talk.

During the session, titled “Hybrid Cloud Secure Network Integration: Tips and Techniques,”  Mr. Shatz explained to an overflow crowd the challenges of building a hybrid cloud and how to solve them, tapping his experience from architecting the Cato Cloud. More information about the talk can be found here.

Cato Survey Predicts SD-WAN Market Growth, Increase in Security Spending

Cato’s WAN survey paints a picture of cautious optimism for SD-WANs. The research found that the market is poised for 200% growth over the next 12 months. At the same time, SD-WAN adoption is also expected to increase operational costs in part due to the additional network security needed for direct internet access at remote locations. The full results of Cato’s WAN survey, “The Future of SD-WAN: Peril or Promise?” can be found here.

To learn more about Cato’s integrated networking and security solution, visit our booth, M100, at the InfoSec show or online here.

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About Cato Networks

Cato Networks provides organizations with a software-defined and cloud-based secure enterprise network. Cato delivers an integrated networking and security platform that securely connects all enterprise locations, people and data. The Cato Cloud reduces MPLS connectivity costs, eliminates branch appliances, provides direct, secure Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrates mobile users and cloud infrastructures into the enterprise network. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Cato Networks was founded in 2015 by cybersecurity luminary Shlomo Kramer, who previously cofounded Check Point Software Technologies and Imperva, and Gur Shatz, who previously cofounded Incapsula. For more information, visit and Twitter: @CatoNetworks.

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