Cato Networks names cybersecurity veteran to lead Northern Europe and Middle East & Africa  


Recently, Cato Networks have announced that Kanwar Loyal has been named Vice President for the SASE leader’s Northern Europe and Middle East & Africa (MEA) regions. Loyal joins Cato from CrowdStrike, where he spent the past six years in various customer-facing leadership roles.

Reporting to Luca Simonelli, vice president of sales for EMEA at Cato Networks, Loyal will scale his team to help meet the growing customer demand for Cato’s networking and security solutions throughout the Nordic, Baltic, Middle East, and African markets.

He will lead Cato’s team dedicated to delivering an outstanding client experience for enterprises transitioning to the Cato SASE Cloud platform.

Loyal brings over two decades of experience in the technology sector. In addition to CrowdStrike, he also held key positions at cyber companies Imperva, and Fortinet where he led high-performing sales teams.

“The industry has evolved, propelled by cloud adoption and future-facing technologies,” comments Kanwar Loyal, VP for Northern Europe & MEA. “Cato, with its cloud-native approach, has disrupted and redefined the network security landscape.

“The shift towards a converged architecture, coupled with identity-centric simplicity and security by design, aligns with the current needs of organisations seeking operational excellence.

“Cato’s vision, backed by a track record of over 2,000 customers including global names such as Carlsberg, stands as a testament to its ability to deliver true value at scale. I’m thrilled to join Cato Networks’ EMEA leadership team.”

“Kanwar’s expertise and track record make him an invaluable asset to the Cato team,” said Simonelli. “As we embark on the future of enterprise networking and security through SASE, Kanwar’s addition further strengthens our capabilities and reach.

“With the Cato SASE Cloud, enterprises can easily and quickly adopt converged networking and security solutions along with top-notch support services.”

Designed to empower IT teams to meet new requirements using existing resources and skill sets without compromising service agility and quality, Cato SASE Cloud supports enterprises to deliver the global networking and security capabilities needed to support the digital business.


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