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

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"What I have used the most and received the most benefit from is the IPsec technology.""The hardware is pretty stable. It's also a very good product performance-wise. Initially, it wasn't mature like a firewall and there were other leaders, but now they have included almost all the features of next-generation security. Basically, it's a good product to work with.""One of the main features is that the hardware is extremely reliable.""The solution is very user-friendly and easy to deal with.""The capabilities for scalability with this product are huge""Completely integrates branch offices with perimeter security.""We are able to filter a lot of traffic especially when a lot of the traffic is in layer 7.""It covers everything we need it to without looking to secondary solutions."

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Cons
"We would like the product to continue to improve its security.""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.""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.""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.""The price could be better."

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"Signatures and other critical definitions need to be updated more frequently.""There could be a bit more functions on offer that could make it easier to use.""It would be ideal if the solution had more capacity.""The pricing is the only con for this product.""The user interface needs to be improved.""With respect to user-friendliness, it is a command-line interface and those with such experience will get along just fine, whereas others may struggle.""The company needs to make its solution more affordable to make it more accessible to larger markets. Otherwise, it's seen as an enterprise-level solution that small or medium-sized organizations can't afford and therefore they won't even look at it.""The configuration should be easier in the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"If you compare with VeloCloud, the price is the same or even cheaper.""The price is not an issue for us, as it is priced more competitively than some other vendors.""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."

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"It is an expensive solution.""The pricing is okay. It is competitive. It costs more when you need get more features.""Palo Alto networks are more expensive than this solution and this is why you will see more products like this one in Mexico.""Price is certainly something that the IOS technology has fallen behind the competition on.""It is necessary to pay for a license in order to use the solution. It is on a yearly basis and the price is high.""The price of the solution should be cheaper, and the license is purchase annually."

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Questions from the Community
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 connected to the socket, which connects over the internet to their ports. We use… more »
Top Answer: On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cato Networks an eight.
Top Answer: One of the main features is that the hardware is extremely reliable.
Top Answer: Palo Alto networks are more expensive than this solution and this is why you will see more products like this one in Mexico. I have been working with the next-generation firewalls by Palo Alto and the… more »
Top Answer: I think they should bring back remote VPN for users. However, I understand the attempt is to have these functions inside the firewalls and not the routers or the IOS devices.
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Overview

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.

Cisco IOS Software delivers a sophisticated set of security capabilities for a comprehensive, layered security approach throughout your network infrastructure. Cisco IOS security technologies help to defend critical business processes against attack and disruption, protect privacy, and support policy and regulatory compliance controls.
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Paysafe, AdRoll, Pet Lovers Centre, Arlington Orthopedics, Humphreys & Partners Architects
Arup Group, Brunel University London, City of Biel, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates , New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Offshore Northern Seas, Transplace
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Security Firm15%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company28%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise71%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise28%
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Cato Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 7 reviews while Cisco IOS Security is ranked 19th in Firewalls with 10 reviews. Cato Networks is rated 9.0, while Cisco IOS Security is rated 7.8. 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 Cisco IOS Security writes "Prevent unauthorized use of network resources and integrate branch offices with reliability". Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Cisco IOS Security is most compared with Zyxel Unified Security Gateway, Cisco ASA Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and Fortinet FortiOS.

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