Cato Use Cases

Cato enables customers to gradually transform their WAN for the digital business. You can address one or more of the use cases below at your own pace. No matter where you start, Cato will support you throughout your journey.

MPLS migration to Secure SD-WAN

Cato enables customers to move away from expensive, rigid, and capacity-constrained MPLS networks to a combination of high-capacity Internet links and the Cato SASE Cloud. Using Cato Socket edge SD-WAN appliances, customers boost usable capacity and improve resiliency at a lower cost per megabit. Customers with a global footprint, leverage Cato’s affordable global private backbone to replace global MPLS and the unpredictable Internet. The Cato SASE Cloud optimizes performance and maximizes the throughput to on-premises and cloud applications.

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Secure Remote Access

Cato extends global networking and security capabilities down to a single user’s laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Mobile and remote users are no longer treated like second-class citizens of your network and security infrastructure. Using a Cato Client, or clientless browser access, users dynamically connect to the closest Cato PoP, and their traffic is optimally routed over the Cato global private backbone to on-premises or cloud applications. Cato’s security-as-a-service stack protects users against threats everywhere and enforces application access control. Unlike legacy VPN, the Cato solution scales globally to support 24×7 access for the entire workforce, creating a viable business continuity plan for working from home.


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Secure Branch Internet Access

Cato provides a complete network security stack built into Cato SASE Cloud. By connecting all branch locations to Cato, all traffic, both Internet-bound and WAN, is fully protected by Cato’s enterprise-grade, cloud-based security services. There is no need to backhaul Internet traffic to a datacenter or a regional hub, deploy branch network security appliances, or procure stand-alone cloud security solutions.

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Optimized Global Connectivity

Cato SASE Cloud uses a global private backbone with built-in WAN and cloud optimization to deliver an SLA-backed, predictable, and high-performance network experience everywhere. Customers who suffer from high latency and network inconsistency across their global locations use Cato to deliver a great user experience when accessing on-premises and cloud applications.

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Secure Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud

Cato provides seamless acceleration of cloud traffic by routing all traffic from all edges to the Cato PoP closest to the cloud datacenter. Because Cato PoPs share the datacenter footprint of major cloud providers, the latency between Cato and these providers is essentially zero. Cloud application access optimization requires just a single application level rule that determines where cloud application traffic should egress the Cato SASE Cloud. There is no need to install cloud appliances or setup hubs to reduce latency to the cloud.

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Work from Home

Cato seamlessly supports work-from-home for all employees, all the time. Customers rapidly connect their on-premises and cloud datacenters to Cato SASE Cloud and enable self-service provisioning of Cato Clients to all users who require work-from-home or remote access. Unlike legacy VPN and SDP products that can’t scale to support the entire business, Cato’s global and cloud-scale platform is built to optimize traffic to all applications with a global private backbone, and continuously inspect traffic for threats and access control with the converged security stack.


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Cato for Global Enterprises

Cato makes global connectivity affordable, reliable, and agile. Our global SLA-backed private backbone provides a consistent user experience at a fraction of the cost of legacy MPLS, and natively extends to cloud datacenters, cloud applications and mobile users. With over 65 points of presence all over the world, including China, you can now achieve a secure global connectivity that meets your business needs within minutes. Cato’s security stack ensures the same enterprise-grade security is applied for all branches, users, and applications – everywhere.


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Cato for Regional Enterprises

Cato gets your entire enterprise network connected and secured through a single cloud service. Our edge SD-WAN and Security-as-a-Service help IT teams build reliable business networks with ease. Cato helps you make the most of your Internet last mile by automatically building the WAN full mesh, enforcing QoS and path selection based on application and user awareness, optimizing access to cloud resources, making VPN users integral parts of your network, and enforcing the same enterprise-grade security on all locations, users, and applications. Cato can be managed by the IT team or a managed service provider via a single, user-friendly, web-based application.

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Do it Yourself

Cato enables enterprise IT to access detailed, real-time and historical, network analytics and security events through a cloud-based management application. All policies including security, routing, and quality of service, can be directly configured by the customer. As a cloud service, Cato requires no customer involvement in updating or upgrading the underlying infrastructure, saving IT teams, precious resources previously needed for maintaining network point solutions.


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Managed Service

Customers who prefer a “hands off” managed service, can use a Cato partner or sign up for specific Cato managed services. Customers can selectively choose if they want Cato to help with site deployment, monitoring last-mile links, performing all required policy configurations within the Cato Management Application, or monitoring the network for pervasive security threats. As a cloud service, Cato maintains the Cato SASE Cloud platform and all of its components, saving IT teams and MSPs the precious resources previously needed for maintaining multiple point solutions.

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