The rise of SD-WAN has initiated a small revolution within the networking world. Central management of a WAN network and the ability to onboard networks anywhere in the world due to the replacement of MPLS offers enormous possibilities. Networks become cheaper, more dynamic and are now able to scable more easily.

Even if the sprawl of SD-WAN vendors has made it difficult to identify which approach, vendor or product might be interesting, some vendors stand out because of their thinking beyond SD-WAN. Cato Networks, for example, has succeeded in designing a revolutionary new network architecture having SD-WAN largely embedded. The SD-WAN functionality however is only one of the many tiny spectacular ways they have redesigned networks. Cato Networks has, for example, imagined how we can exploit this way to not only architecturally improve the network but also operationally, melting away lots of problems within the network that now become a breeze to solve. This approach and architecture of Cato Networks has been adopted by Gartner as the term SASE, which stands for Secure Access Service Edge.

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