"We like Cisco Umbrella because of DNS security. It's one step ahead of whatever we are using for regular web filtering. In that way, it's more secure than other web filtering products."
"Cisco Umbrella is absolutely stable."
"Stability-wise, it's good. I have never encountered any bugs."
"Cisco Umbrella is such a solution and can be implemented very fast and easy. All that we must do is redirect the DNS registers in their routers, or the active directory service of the enterprise that are going to use in Umbrella services. If you buy the service now, in two hours you are protected by the service because it's very fast to put in service."
"I like that it integrates with the infrastructure. I also like the kind of data and intelligence that's built-in. It helps create innovative reports for security."
"I like the original functionality, which allows for providing secure DNS services."
"Overall, it is a very good solution. It is a simple solution and very easy to set up."
"It analyzes the domain security helps us implement the securest policy."
"I haven't had any trouble, and practically forget that I'm using it."
"It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything."
"The feature that I find to be the most valuable is the bandwidth aggregation."
"It's a pretty straightforward solution."
"The scalability is quite good."
"The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features."
"The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable."
"The most valuable feature for one of our customers is the ability to stage cloud workloads from the local network."
"The most valuable feature is load balancing."
"The service they provide is very stable and is the main influencer of why customers purchase this solution."
"The most valuable features are the orchestration layer, plug and play capabilities, and also the fact that you can either configure it as a full mesh or hard install."
"The cloud gateway is a very good feature for scaling purposes, etc."
"VeloCloud developed DMPO to increase performance and connectivity."
"I would absolutely recommend VeloCloud because it's user-friendly and because the integration is easier than with other solutions."
"Increases the performance of applications and is easy to deploy."
"The product can be pretty expensive."
"It should have more integrations with multiple end user OEMs."
"Actually, we recently switched over to Zscaler because it has more features and it's more scalable than Cisco Umbrella."
"This solution does not give us full, 360-degree protection."
"The reporting could be improved by way of the information that's displayed. For example, when you pull a report, it shows an internal employee going to many websites, but you can spin that right down by saying a lot of it is being cached."
"I would like to see more integration between Cisco Umbrella and Cisco DNA Center."
"It has happened in the past that Cisco Umbrella has denied us access to secure websites."
"In the future, they should combine some of the Cisco AMP features that they already have, for anti-malware purposes."
"The price could be better."
"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."
"I would like to see better integration with identity providers."
"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."
"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."
"The firewall can be more advanced."
"I would like for them to upgrade to 5G integration. Our customers have 4G now and the connectivity isn't good. It should be much faster."
"They need to start focusing on the security functionality. They should find a way to embed the next-generation firewall functionality within the architecture. They should move more into applying SASE tenants to what they're doing."
"VeloCloud needs improvement in terms of its security features."
"VMware SD-WAN could be improved with more automation and more integration, but each vendor could use these improvements."
"The security of the firewall should be improved. It would be a good idea to have a standalone product with better security."
"Reports could be simplified."
"It needs better security."
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Cato Networks is a leading SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) platform, combining SD-WAN and network security to obtain a cloud-native service. Cato Networks optimizes and secures application access for users and identities. The platform delivers a next-generation secure networking architecture that minimizes legacy IT infrastructures’ complexity, costs, and risks. The goal of Cato Suite is to connect any user to any application securely and optimally.
Cato Suite runs on a private global network of more than 65 PoPs (points of presence) connected via SLA-backed network providers. The service can connect branches, data centers, users, and clouds. Cato can be deployed in stages to augment legacy network services.
Cato Suite delivers end-to-end route optimization for WAN and cloud traffic. The architecture is self-healing, enabling a high service uptime.
Cato Cloud has a global backbone to deliver a reliable, global network. Here are some key SD-WAN features of Cato Cloud.
What challenges does Cato Network solve?
MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) networks are usually expensive and limited in their capacity. Cato simplifies migrating to a faster, higher-capacity internet and SASE cloud. Cato SD-WAN appliances enable customers to improve usable capacity and resiliency.
Customers who suffer from the challenge of high latency and network inconsistency can use Cato to deliver a consistent connection and user experience to access on-premises and cloud applications.
Cato’s complete network security stack connects all branch locations to the Cato cloud, therefore protecting all traffic, both internet-bound and WAN, with enterprise-grade, cloud-based security services. This capability avoids having to backhaul internet traffic to a data center or hub or having to implement stand-alone cloud security solutions.
Organizations using Cato notice an acceleration of cloud traffic. Cato achieves this by routing all traffic from the edges to the PoP closest to the data center. Because of the close distance between the two, the latency is near zero.
Reviews from Real Users
An IT manager/project coordinator at a healthcare company says that “[Cato is] a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything. They are the classic SaaS solution.”
Yeong-Gi L., a network engineer at Snetsystems, notes that “The solution is very stable. The scalability is quite good. Technical support was always helpful and responsive. The integration capabilities are not a problem at all.”
"The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features," says Lorenzo S., senior solutions consultant Lead at MDI.
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of softwarebased network technologies that virtualize WAN connections to provide agility,
performance and reliability for network traffic between remote and branch offices to
data centers and the cloud.
SD-WAN leverages cloud-hosting to simplify deployment and management of
network devices and employs traffic steering to applications in the data center and
the cloud. It combines the bandwidth of broadband with existing WAN connections to
more efficiently and cost-effectively connect users to data center and cloud-based
applications from any location in the network.
SD-WAN optimizes traffic over multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband,
LTE) to deliver traffic across the network, delivering a better user experience to any
location. SD-WAN will dynamically steer traffic to the best available link, and if the
available links show any transmission issues, it will immediately apply remediation for
jitter and packet loss based on policies to ensure performance of the high-priority
Cato Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 7 reviews while VMware SD-WAN is ranked 3rd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 25 reviews. Cato Networks is rated 9.0, while VMware SD-WAN is rated 8.2. 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 VMware SD-WAN writes "Scalable, has DMPO to ensure data integrity, good technical support, and zero-touch set up". Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, Cisco SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Netskope CASB and Prisma SD-WAN, whereas VMware SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco SD-WAN, Meraki SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF and Juniper Contrail Networking. See our Cato Networks vs. VMware SD-WAN report.
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