Startup Radar: Cato Networks Offers Unified Security Via SD-WAN

March 10th, 2016

Cato Networks is an interesting mash-up of a cloud-based security service and an SD-WAN play.

Cato has stitched together a global backbone of Internet connectivity from a variety of providers. This backbone links up virtual points of presence (POPs) in Amazon’s cloud. Cato hosts security services in these POPs, including firewalling and URL filtering.

To reach these POPs, customers deploy a physical or virtual appliance at their remote or branch offices. Cato calls these appliances “Sockets.” The physical Socket appliance supports 1Gbps throughput.

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