Cato Networks have announced that it was named for the second consecutive year a “Leader” and “Outperformer” by GigaOm in the research firm’s Radar Report for Secure Service Access (SSA), GigaOm’s term for SASE.
The report’s comprehensive review evaluates the degree to which suppliers converge networking and security into a single, global cloud platform for enterprises.
Cato Networks is ranked closest to the spot in the GigaOm Radar for SSA, the place judged to be of the highest overall value. Since publishing the 2021 Radar for Service Access Solutions (GigaOm’s prior term for SSA), Cato Networks has moved from being a “Challenger” to a “Leader” and an “Outperformer” due to “its innovation,” according to Ivan McPhee, Senior Research Analyst at GigaOm.
Cato Networks improved in the three deployment models from a year ago: multi-cloud, edge cloud, and hybrid cloud. In emerging technologies, Cato upgraded its ranking in the edge and open platforms and vendor support.
Cato also elevated its ranking for digital experience monitoring and management in the key criteria category. Finally, Cato improved its security capabilities rating for XDR from a year ago.
“To connect and secure the enterprise with operational simplicity and efficiency, a converged, cloud-native SASE platform is paramount,” said Eyal Webber-Zvik, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances at Cato Networks. “GigaOm’s thorough research underscores this architectural prerequisite, and we are honoured to be named THE Leader and Outperformer in their SSA Radar report.”
Cato Networks scores Exceptional across all evaluation metrics
The GigaOm Radar report found Cato SASE Cloud to be one of the few SSA platforms capable of addressing the networking and security needs of large enterprises, MSPs, NSPs, and SMBs. Cato SASE Cloud was also the only “Leader” ranked “Exceptional” across all Evaluation Metrics:
• Visibility, Monitoring, and Auditing
• Vendor Support
• Pricing and TCO
• Vision and Roadmap
GigaOm also cited Cato Networks for a near-perfect score in nine core networking and network-based security capabilities comprising SSA solutions: CASB, DNS Security, SWG, SD-WAN, ZTNA, NDR, XDR, FWaaS, and SSAaaS.
What GigaOm says about Cato
“Founded in 2015, Cato Networks was one of the first vendors to launch a global cloud-native service converging SD-WAN and security as a service,” according to the GigaOm Radar report.
“Developed in-house from the ground up, Cato SASE Cloud connects all enterprise network resources—including branch locations, cloud, physical data centres, and the hybrid workforce—within a secure, cloud-native service. Delivering low latency and predictable performance via a global private backbone, Cato SASE Cloud optimises on-premises and cloud connectivity, enabling secure remote access via client and client-less options,” says McPhee. “In addition, Cato SASE Cloud’s single-pass, cloud-native security engine enforces granular corporate access policies across all on-premises and cloud-based applications, protecting users again security breaches and threats.”