In order to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, we need to stay up to speed with the latest IT trends and solutions. To achieve that, our team of IT experts attends weekly training sessions conducted by various IT solution providers. Based on our extensive experience and sales volume with the suppliers, we receive exclusive, direct and usually in person training from these vendors. Our Tech Talks blog series offers a snapshot of these educational sessions.
As a growing number of companies have implemented cloud-based applications, software-defined wide area network(SD-WAN) solutions have become more popular. SD-WAN applies the concepts of software-defined networking for internal data centers to a WAN and leverages a software abstraction to establish a virtual network overlay. This overlay allows for centralized network control and remote programming of edge appliances. An agile network via SD-WAN lays the foundation for successful digital transformation for any business.
With the increase in demand for SD-WAN solutions in recent years, the number of providers in the market has gone from just a handful to dozens of different vendors. If you’re looking for a standout, high-quality SD-WAN provider, our team of cloud consultants can help. We recently met with representatives from Cato Networks, one of our partners, to discuss their secure SD-WAN as a service offering. Here’s what you should know about their solution and how it can potentially benefit your organization.
Cato Networks, founded in 2015 and headquartered in Tel-Aviv, focuses on providing organizations around the world with secure cloud-based global SD-WAN. The networking and security company is led by Shlomo Kramer, a co-founder of the security giant Check Point Software. Cato maintains a worldwide network of 40 points of presence (PoPs) that are connected with multiple Tier-1 providers for optimal traffic management. These PoPs run a proprietary software stack of networking and security capabilities, all created by Cato.
Featured Offering: Secure, Cloud-Based Global SD-WAN
SD-WAN in general allows businesses to avoid the downsides of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) services, such as rigidity and the high cost of bandwidth. In addition to the essential advantages of SD-WAN, Cato’s secure, global SD-WAN as a service comes with the following additional benefits:
- SLA-backed connectivity
- Allows for secure direct internet access
- Seamless WAN extension to mobile users and cloud data centers
- Integrated networking and security for cost containment, quick deployment and self-service management
These are just some of the reasons companies rely on Cato’s solution. If you’d like more information about SD-WAN from Cato Networks or other providers, contact our team of tech experts. We partner with numerous vendors and have experience working with a wide range of solutions, which allows us to take on a trusted advisor role as we help our clients select the offerings that best meet their unique needs.
Whether you go through us or purchase a solution directly from the supplier, the cost will be the same. We have a price parity guarantee. Additionally, partnering with us will save your business both time and money, since we can inform you of the strengths and weaknesses of each provider and show how they compare to other vendors. Your organization will benefit from making a decision based on a truly agnostic and thorough assessment at no extra cost.
Stratosphere Networks consultants can recommend cloud and security solutions for enterprises as well as small to midsize businesses with fixed budgets. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-599-3999.