KDDI Partners with Cato Networks to Deliver Cloud-Native SASE Services

Cato Networks, a provider a SASE platform, announced a partnership with KDDI Corp to deliver Cato SASE services across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The agreement demonstrates how communication service providers (CSPs) like KDDI can leverage cloud-delivered SASE to meet enterprise requirements for pervasive security and optimized access from the branch, the road, and the office to any application.

Shlomo Kramer, CEO and co-founder of Cato Networks, said, “With the Cato Cloud SASE platform, CSPs can provide their customers secure access to corporate resources worldwide without compromising on performance, visibility, and control.”

With enterprises moving data to the cloud and users working from anywhere, CSPs need to offer IT and security leaders pervasive secure access solutions without compromising the user experience.

“Our customers are searching for a solution to enable their people to ‘Work from Home,’ but they have major concerns about the security of such solutions,” said Toru Maruta, Executive Officer and Head of Product Management in the solution business sector of KDDI.

Cato’s global SASE platform addresses this need for CSPs, converging access and network security into a global cloud-native service. With a single converged offering, CSPs can offer enterprise customers a secure access solution without the operational overhead of integrating and managing multiple third-party appliances and virtual network functions.

Cato’s converged, cloud-delivered platform offers CSPs a global private network of more than 65 points of presence, allowing them to go to market quickly with:

  • Pervasive security where users and resources anywhere are protected by a fully managed suite of enterprise-grade and agile network security capabilities, including a NGFW, secure web gateway, advanced threat prevention, and a managed threat detection and response service
  • Persistent secured remote access coupling SDP/ZTNA with the rest of Cato security and network optimizations
  • Optimized cloud access to resources in Azure, AWS, and other cloud datacenters without requiring additional software or hardware.
  • Optimized SaaS access by routing traffic across Cato to the doorstep of the SaaS application

All managed through a single console, expandable through a single, global API, and available on-demand through zero-touch deployment.