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Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the
WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack deliver the industry’s
#1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s
SmartServices offer connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights
leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. Aryaka’s customers include hundreds of global
enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.
What is Aryaka SmartServices?
Aryaka provides a global and regional secure, integrated, fully managed SD-WAN service deployed on a purpose-built, multi-cloud, global L2 WAN optimized network. Aryaka offers this network as a rich set of
managed services that are seamlessly integrated to deliver the highest possible user experience. These
on-demand services are designed with “cloud-first” principles for easy consumption, operational
simplicity and scale.
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.
Aryaka SmartServices is ranked 6th in WAN Optimization while Cato Networks is ranked 1st in WAN Optimization with 7 reviews. Aryaka SmartServices is rated 0.0, while Cato Networks is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cato Networks writes "Easy to deploy, easy to manage, and helpful for network stability and reliability". Aryaka SmartServices is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Masergy Managed SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate and Prisma SD-WAN, whereas Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, Cisco SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, VMware SD-WAN and Silver Peak NX.
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