Anonymous UserIT Manager at a retailer
Anonymous UserElectronics and Telecommunications Engineer at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features."
"The feature that I find to be the most valuable is the bandwidth aggregation."
"It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything."
"The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable."
"It's a pretty straightforward solution."
"The scalability is quite good."
"First and foremost, it enables the customer to deploy high availability connections. This kind of solution enables them to deploy these HA connections for policies mostly automatically. It's a more automated approach than with other vendors."
"We had several clients that were paying $7,500 a month for an MPLS line for one single 10 megabit circuit and we were able to take that from $7,500 a month down to $500 a month for two 10 megabits circuits that added redundancy where before they did not have redundancy and it gave them a much better throughput."
"The most valuable feature is the support for asymmetric lines."
"They should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud."
"They can't do one-to-one NAT (Network Address Translation) in AP (their access point), and that is something that Palo Alto can do."
"I would like to see better integration with identity providers."
"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."
"The price could be better."
"We would like the product to continue to improve its security."
"They have to implement more security with it. The security, mainly their firewall functions, have to be included in the firewall features."
"Their WAN optimization in terms of wireless connectivity doesn't have a very good cellular capability."
"The security can be improved, with the firewall for example, because they supply a basic one but not a UTM."
"The price is not an issue for us, as it is priced more competitively than some other vendors."
"If you compare with VeloCloud, the price is the same or even cheaper."
"You pay yearly based on the speed of your network. If you increase the speed of your network, you increase the cost for your throughput. It is by bandwidth for the most part and then licenses for VPN. There is some per-seat licensing for VPN access, but the majority of it is minimal. It is like $30 a year per client. The rest is based on how much bandwidth you'll use. You pay for that upfront for the year, and if you have to increase it, you increase it, and then they let you send more data through. There are no additional costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
"Cato Networks seems more expensive than Cisco Meraki."
"You typically will license the hardware and you license the software to access the hardware capabilities. The price will range anywhere from a hundred to $300 a month. There are no additional costs."
"The licensing fees depend on the bandwidth. As an example of what we charge our customers, for 100MB without Boost, the price is approximately $2,000. That includes the licensing and the unit."
Cato connects your branch locations, physical and cloud datacenters, and mobile users into a secure and optimized global network in the cloud.
One Network, protected by One Security stack and enforcing One Policy.
The Cato Cloud Network is built on a globally distributed network of Points of Presence (PoPs). The PoPs are interconnected with an encrypted and optimized multi-carrier private backbone to ensure optimal global traffic routing. The Cato Cloud Network provides an affordable, SLA-backed, global enterprise network backbone.
Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is a complete, high-performance SD-WAN solution that enables service providers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new, differentiated, managed SD-WAN services to market to expand market reach, create new revenue streams and deliver SD-WAN services with SLAs in and out-of-region.
Cato Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 6 reviews while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is ranked 9th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 3 reviews. Cato Networks is rated 8.8, while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cato Networks writes "Easy to deploy, easy to manage, and helpful for network stability and reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect writes "Has enabled considerable money savings and reduction in traffic ". Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, Cisco SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, VMware SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Prisma SD-WAN and Barracuda CloudGen Firewall. See our Cato Networks vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect report.
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