Cato is the world’s first SASE platform, converging SD-WAN and network security into a global, cloud-native service.
Cato optimizes and secures applications access for all users and locations.
Cato Networks was founded in 2015 by Shlomo Kramer and Gur Shatz. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Cato's core product is a cloud service that converges edge SD-WAN, global private backbone, and cloud-security services. The converged platform is designed to provide secure global connectivity that covers enterprise branch locations, cloud infrastructure and mobile users.
Cato is the first true implementation of Gartner’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework that describes an architecture that converges SD-WAN and network security for all enterprise “edges” into the cloud.
Cato allows customers to easily migrate from MPLS to SD-WAN, optimize global connectivity to on-premises and cloud applications, enable secure branch Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrate cloud datacenters and mobile users into the network with a zero trust architecture.
Cato is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, Coatue, Greylock Partners, Singtel Innov8, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and others. The company raised $130M in Series E round on Nov 17, 2020. This brings Cato's total funding to $332M to date. The latest round landed Cato a $1B valuation.
Cato was recognized as a “Sample Vendor” in the SASE category of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2019.