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Find out what your peers are saying about Cato Networks vs. Zscaler SASE and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"The most valuable features of this solution are the Web Filtering and the APT.""The implementation is pretty easy.""The user interface is great. It's very easy to tailor to our client's environment and needs.""Web proxy adds an effective layer for security.""The solution is extremely stable. It has excellent performance.""There is much differentiation within the licensing so if anyone wants DNS security from the DNS security log, we are there already, and if anyone wants to go to a secure internet gateway, that is also available. We can get the integrated cloud DLP license keys. That is a good benefit with Cisco Umbrella. You can get a complete solution in a single licensing.""Its simplicity is most valuable. I can install it and get it up and running, and it can be pervasive across my business within a business day. It is pretty simple and straightforward to install and configure. Its remit is reasonably clearly defined. When you look at solutions like Darktrace and Carbon Black, the mission objective isn't as clearly defined. Cisco Umbrella, Sophos Central, or some of the other solutions have a more standardized approach to antivirus, which includes enhanced response from the machine learning or deep learning perspective.""The security and access control features."

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"The feature that I find to be the most valuable is the bandwidth aggregation.""It's a pretty straightforward solution.""The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features.""It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything.""The scalability is quite good.""I haven't had any trouble, and practically forget that I'm using it.""The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the CASB solutions, which is protecting their Office 365.""The scalability of the solution is great.""I like its ease of use. It has a single pane of glass for the ZIA and ZPA pieces. It is very manageable. It is also very easy to deploy for secure access, and it gives half-decent coverage for visibility in terms of what the users use and what data is being proxied through the access gateway."

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Cons
"This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection.""Cisco Umbrella should introduce an on-premises device.""Missing a real data leakage prevention solution.""It should have a real-time malware classification engine. It should check the malware on the website. It would be good if it had a real-time malware check for the websites because currently, it just compares the DNS queries of the blacklist. It should also have malware control over file execution and the types of files that the users are allowed to download.""Looking at the full umbrella suite in the light of SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, they are clearly lacking in the inline CASB.""It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites.""If the security issues are taken care of it would be better.""I think it's a very basic solution, and because of that, Cisco Umbrella would not be a suitable solution for large companies."

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"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 should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud.""Cato Networks security could be better.""I would like to see better integration with identity providers.""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."

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"It has massive room for improvement. The Zscaler product itself is okay, but it doesn't give enough granularity for us as an organization to stipulate rules or processes, especially for data-driven services. For instance, we can stick on SSL inspection, but it's just a click box. It doesn't allow us to go any further into the detail of the SSL inspection. We also can't pull it out without having an additional logging server. It just doesn't give us enough granularity. They should give us more control over the interfaces because it is all backend. They weren't very open to discussing their backend architecture with us in terms of their own data centers. They can maybe a little bit more open about what components are there and how the backend infrastructure works alongside Zscaler. Its licensing can be better. Some of the additional licensing costs are quite high, and they should have certain features ready and available as a baseline rather than having to purchase additional licenses for it. Their support should also be improved. I initially had a consultant from Zscaler for its deployment, but the support that I had throughout the deployment of the project wasn't the best.""The interface needs a bit of work.""There are latency issues with the solution. They are small, however, they are there when you compare it to other vendors."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Pricing depends on the automation requirements of the organization.""It has a reasonable price. It is certainly not as expensive as it used to be. It is in line with other offerings on the market. There are a number of different flavors of Umbrella. They could bring Umbrella SIG down a bit because its price is a little bit high for what it does, but I also understand why its price is high.""The price is quite good.""The price of Cisco Umbrella is a little higher than similar solutions, like Gateway.""The licensing fee is paid on a yearly basis.""The price could be lower.""The price depends on the use case, and it's a bit linear. But it depends on the customer's strategy and how Cisco plans to optimize the costs.""I think it's worth the money."

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"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.""The price is not an issue for us, as it is priced more competitively than some other vendors.""Cato Networks seems more expensive than Cisco Meraki."

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"It has been relatively reasonable for what it does. Some of the additional license costs based on the advanced next-generation firewall functions are quite high, and they should have certain features ready and available as a baseline rather than having to purchase additional licenses for it. Overall, the cost seems reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried.… more »
Top Answer: Cisco Umbrella is an integral component of the Cisco SASE architecture. It integrates security in a single, cloud-native… more »
Top Answer: I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It… more »
Top Answer: It's a pretty straightforward solution.
Top Answer: We have the sockets on-premise, some little small boxes that connect to the internet. You could have multiple providers… more »
Top Answer: On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cato Networks an eight.
Top Answer: The most valuable features of this solution are the CASB solutions, which is protecting their Office 365.
Top Answer: It has been relatively reasonable for what it does. Some of the additional license costs based on the advanced… more »
Top Answer: The interface needs a bit of work. It could be a little more streamlined and more intuitive.
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OpenDNS provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organizations and businesses of all sizes. The services provided by OpenDNS increase the speed of navigating websites and prevent unintended access to phishing and malware sites as well as to any Web content that you configure to be restricted.   

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.

For the last 30 years, networks have been connecting users to applications in the data center, which was surrounded by a secure perimeter to keep apps and data safe from the outside. But with applications moving to the cloud, IoT becoming more common, and users connecting from everywhere, network security is no longer able to solve the fundamental challenge of security and is instead adding significant complexity and cost.

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Sample Customers
Chart Industries, City of Aspen, Eastern Mountain Sports, FLEXcon, George Washington University, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Ohio Public Library Information Network, PTC, Richland Community College, Smart Motors, Tulane University, VeriClaim
Paysafe, AdRoll, Pet Lovers Centre, Arlington Orthopedics, Humphreys & Partners Architects
Siemens, AutoNation, GE, NOV
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company6%
Retailer5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm5%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise71%
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Cato Networks is ranked 7th in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with 7 reviews while Zscaler SASE is ranked 11th in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with 3 reviews. Cato Networks is rated 9.0, while Zscaler SASE is rated 8.4. 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 Zscaler SASE writes "Easy to deploy, use, and manage, but needs more granularity and control over the interfaces and better licensing and support". Cato Networks is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet FortiGate and Fortinet FortiOS, whereas Zscaler SASE is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Netskope CASB, Cloudflare Access, Versa FlexVNF and Perimeter 81. See our Cato Networks vs. Zscaler SASE report.

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