Why Cato?

Cato SASE enables customers to be ready for whatever comes next. Our customers realize how an elegant networking and security platform can effortlessly deliver what the business needs, when and where it is needed. Cato achieves this transformational impact by partnering with customers to change the ownership model of IT infrastructure from "own it" to "use it".

    • Cato SASE Drivers
    • Cato SASE Impact

Cato SASE Drivers

The Cato SASE Cloud Platform is the essential re-architecture of networking and security
to deliver the speed, agility, and security needed for the digital business.

Fragmented infrastructure reduces agility and increases risks and costs

We are at the peak of a long period of chaos in IT security. This chaos was created by the disorderly adoption of new security capabilities in response to shifts in business requirements, changes in IT infrastructure, and the rapidly evolving threat landscape.

IT is facing an increasing pressure to own and run a complex and fragmented security infrastructure. Each incremental requirement pressured IT resources to select, deploy, integrate, and manage a new point solution, while sustaining the posture, performance, global reach, and resiliency of an ever-growing technology stack. The urgent need to “keep the lights on” reduced IT’s agility and its responsiveness to the business.

Something had to change: to drive business transformation, IT security had to transform itself first.

Cato's SASE is the change IT Security has been waiting for

Cato’s SASE is the antidote to chaos and the transformational force IT security needs. SASE organizes the functional and operational security capabilities of IT around a cohesive platform that is delivered as a cloud service. A well-architected SASE platform can support most technical and business requirements globally, at scale, with maximum uptime and optimal performance, today and in the future, without increasing complexity, effort, costs, and business risk.

Cato Delivers on the SASE Promise

Cato built the first ever SASE cloud platform from the ground up. The Cato SASE Cloud Platform is a converged and global cloud service elegantly architected to deliver on the promise of SASE: to secure and optimize the business everywhere, for everyone, and for every use case. Cato combines world-class security and networking capabilities into a purpose-built SASE platform that enables seamless adoption of current and future capabilities, by both IT and the business. The transformational power of the cloud, initially conceived for compute and storage by Amazon Web Services (AWS), has finally arrived to networking and security with Cato Networks.

Cato SASE Impact

Cato transforms how IT manages and delivers networking and security to the business
through functional, operational, commercial, and personal transformation.

Functional Transformation: Cato consistently delivers protection, detection, and response that just work

The Cato SASE Cloud Platform provides a secure foundation specifically built for the digital business. Cato converges a wide range of security capabilities into a global cloud-native service architected to seamlessly grow in new functionality, scale, and global reach while automating the resiliency, security posture, and performance optimization of the service. Cato supports modular and gradual deployment, and open integration with the customer overall infrastructure to ensure smooth migration.

Operational Transformation: Cato changes the operational model of IT security from “grunt work” to “value-add work”

Cato changes the IT operating model by changing how IT infrastructure is built and managed.

First, Cato takes away the angst of running resource-intensive projects to select, validate, integrate, and deploy incremental capabilities by seamlessly exposing these capabilities through the same architecture and management model. This model enables IT to address new requirements with current resources and skill sets and without impacting the agility and quality of the service IT provides the business. Second, Cato offloads IT teams from the ongoing management of optimal security posture, service resiliency, global delivery, and performance optimization while simplifying day-to-day management.

This new operational model allows IT teams, including resource-constrained ones, to deliver the global networking and security capabilities needed to support the digital business.

Business Transformation: Cato enables IT to partner with the business and drive strategic business outcomes

Cato enables strategic business initiatives such as hybrid work, global expansion, cloud migration, and M&A. Business leaders are empowered to take on bold initiatives using critical infrastructure that is available anywhere, at any scale, with full optimization and protection and can be deployed on demand, on time, and on budget. With Cato, IT effortlessly deliver global networking and security capabilities where and when they are needed, reducing time to market and the resources required to execute on the business initiatives. Thus, IT becomes a trusted partner for the business that delivers timely business outcomes.

Personal Transformation: Cato enables IT professionals and executives to focus on what matters the most

No one enjoys patching the 100th vulnerability (year to date) in a huge set of firewall appliances, replace a box that has maxed out, or spend a weekend testing high availability in a maintenance window. These are all “table stakes” activities, essential yet easy to forget and dismiss.

By taking that grunt work away, Cato changes how you and your team are perceived by the business and how you experience your work. With Cato, you can now focus on partnering with the business, providing exceptional service, and enabling business growth. Making day-to-day work easier, Cato minimizes the demands on your family and personal time and supports your professional and career growth.

We witness in awe and joy how the Cato SASE Cloud Platform, we envisioned and built, is positively impacting the very lives of our customers and users.

“We ran a breach-and-attack simulator on Cato, Infection rates and lateral movement just dropped while detection rates soared. These were key factors in trusting Cato security.”

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