Cato Networks has appointed Anthony D’Angelo to its executive team and introduced Cato Distinguished Support Providers (CDSP), offering channel accreditation for SASE technical support.
The two moves build on Cato’s global channel investments, including the recent appointment of Nuvias as its first pan-European distributor, new distributorships in Hong Kong and Macau, and further expansion and support of the DACH and Nordic regions. According to Cato, channel sales accounted for nearly 90 percent of business in 2020.
D’Angelo will serve as vice president of global channel sales and business development at Cato. He’ll be responsible for ensuring the continued success of Cato’s master agents, VARs, and distributors, while developing partnerships with leading system integrators and MSPs. D’Angelo brings more than 20 years of experience in global channel sales, advancing industry-recognized partner programs for fast-growth companies in both the networking and security space.
The CDSP accreditation will identify distinguished partners with the technical resources to independently support Cato customers. Certified partners will be able to deliver Cato SASE tier-1 support, while CDSP expert partners will be able to deliver tier-1 and tier-2 support. There is no cost to become a CDSP, and training is free of charge. However, only select partners meeting specific training and support requirements will be accredited in each region.