Cato Networks Competitors and Alternatives

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LS
Sr. Solutions Consultant Lead at MDI
Consultant
Also functions as a next-gen firewall because it has security features

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case was to switch from MPLS to SD-WAN to minimize the cost. Also to have a cloud platform to transport traffic to different solutions to be more effective.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features."
  • "They should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud."

What other advice do I have?

If you really want to have a solution that has an easy deployment and provides SD-WAN and firewall abilities, go with Cato Networks. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because they don't offer a VPN for the firewall. They should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud.
AA
IT Manager / Project Coordinator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Integrates well with everything, technical support is very helpful, and it is all managed from a single pane of glass

What is our primary use case?

It's a network device that is used for WAN optimization and security.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything."
  • "I would like to see better integration with identity providers."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is looking into Cato is to consider their environment. If they have a scenario where it is 80% cloud-based and 20% internal traffic, then Cato is a good choice. If on the other hand, they have internal applications with a data center then other solutions may make more sense. For us, since we are fully cloud-based, it is a better choice. In summary, it is easy to implement and easy to manage. That said, there are always ways to improve. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
TE
IT Manager at a retailer with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Easy to deploy, easy to manage, and helpful for network stability and reliability

What is our primary use case?

It is a primary router for the network. It is a cloud solution with on-prem routers. Basically, we got a router here, and we utilize our network connections to get to Cato Network's cloud. We route our traffic through their cloud for security and everything else.

Pros and Cons

  • "The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable."
  • "Its functionality is a bit limited in some areas as compared to a Cisco solution. It is not as granular. It doesn't have the manageability, feature set, and capabilities of a larger or an enterprise-level solution. It just needs a more robust feature set and granularity."

What other advice do I have?

It is worth looking at for a small to medium size environment, but it has got to fit your situation. We don't use it for what it was really made to do. It just has one feature that affects us, so we use it for that. In all honesty, it is not something that we are really using to its full potential. I would rate Cato Networks an eight out of ten. It is fairly new, so there are some things that it should do, and they're working on it.
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