Cato, the cloud-native carrier, provides the only secure managed SD-WAN service built with the global reach, self-service, and agility of the cloud. Cato replaces MPLS and multiple networking and security point solutions with a converged WAN transformation platform built for the digital business. Using Cato, customers easily migrate from MPLS to SD-WAN, improve global connectivity to on-premises and cloud applications, enable secure branch Internet access everywhere, and securely and optimally integrate cloud datacenters and mobile users into the network. CatoNetworks.com @CatoNetworks.
- The opportunity: Cato Networks is disrupting the $60B managed network services market dominated today by legacy Telcos.
- The team: Cato co-founder and CEO, Shlomo Kramer, is one of the most successful cybersecurity entrepreneurs in the world. Shlomo co-founded Check Point Software and Imperva, and an early investor in Palo Alto Networks, Trusteer, and Exabeam. Cato co-founder and CTO, Gur Shatz, Cato Networks CTO, is the co-founder of Incapsula, an innovative global cloud network for DDoS protection. Together they combine the network and security expertise to go after this huge market opportunity.
- The problem: Enterprises are facing a tough choice between running complex infrastructure with multiple network and security point solutions, or paying heavily to service providers to “bundle it” for them.
- The solution: Cato replaces the complex, costly and rigid MPLS-based network architecture and the telco “bundle” with a cloud-native and converged managed SD-WAN service with built-in security and optimization. Customers can manage all facets of the network from a single self-service console or use a managed service. Like all cloud-services, Cato maintains the cloud platform without any customer involvement.
- The proof points: Cato has raised $125M to date from top tier venture capital firms. Since launching the service 2 years ago, Cato signed up over 300 enterprise customers, with thousands of global locations into its cloud service. Cato was also named a visionary in Garter’s magic quadrant for WAN edge infrastructure.