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Press Release -- April 7th, 2020
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Cato Networks Secures $77 Million Investment in Largest Funding Round Yet

The latest investment brings the total funding above $200 million, demonstrating investors' confidence in Cato's vision to provide enterprises with an agile and secure network that can adapt to whatever comes next

TEL AVIV, IsraelApril 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cato Networks, provider of the world's first SASE platform, announced today an investment of $77M led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with the participation of Aspect Ventures, Greylock Partners, Singtel Innov8, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), and Shlomo Kramer. This investment brings the total funding raised to date to over $200M. It comes on the heels of an incredible year that saw a 220% increase in bookings and a very strong first quarter of 2020.

"This round of financing is a testament to the unique value Cato delivers to customers even under the most difficult business conditions. The global pandemic has disrupted business-as-usual and underscored the need for an adaptable infrastructure," says Shlomo Kramer, CEO and co-founder of Cato Networks. "While many companies struggle to enable work-from-home remote access to all employees, Cato customers only had to flip-a-switch. That's the power of one converged global network and security platform enabling enterprises to be ready for whatever's next."

Cato's Approach Validated by Industry Adoption of Gartner SASE

Unlike legacy networks built from multiple point-solutions and telco services, Cato connects and secures the entire enterprise – remote users, sites, applications, and clouds with a global cloud service. Cato is the first true implementation of Gartner's Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework that describes an architecture that converges SD-WAN and network security for all enterprise "edges" into the cloud. Cato was recognized as a "Sample Vendor" in the SASE category of Gartner's Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2019.

"Cato revolutionizes the way IT thinks about networking and security. The convergence of these two categories is a paradigm shift that completely transforms the IT cost-benefit model," says Yoni Cheifetz, Partner at Lightspeed. "It's why Cato routinely displaces legacy telco services and appliance-based solutions in enterprises of all sizes. We believe Cato is uniquely positioned to disrupt the global market for security, networking, and access with an architecture that is unmatched by any other solution available today."

Cato Enables Enterprises to Weather the Crisis of Today and Prepare for the Opportunities of Tomorrow  

With Cato, enterprises reduce capital and operational costs and improve user experience everywhere. Cato is an affordable MPLS alternative, allowing enterprises to phase out costly, telco services. With Cato's Firewall as a Service, enterprises no longer incur the expense of purchasing, deploying, and scaling security appliances. And, customers can gradually deploy incremental capabilities with ease. Need widespread, scalable remote access? Cato software-defined perimeter (SDP) provides client and clientless remote access options can be deployed anywhere in minutes.

Whether your initial need is better connectivity, stronger security, easy cloud migration, or scalable remote access, Cato has you covered and ready for whatever comes next.

To learn more about Cato Networks, visit us at https://www.catonetworks.com.

About Cato Networks

Cato is the world's first SASE platform, converging SD-WAN and network security into a global, cloud-native service. Cato optimizes and secures application access for all users and locations. Using Cato, customers easily migrate from MPLS to SD-WAN, optimize connectivity to on-premises and cloud applications, enable secure branch Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrate cloud datacenters and mobile users into the network with a zero-trust architecture. With Cato, the network, and your business, are ready for whatever's next.

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