Cato Networks gets its first pan-European distributor

Software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) outfit Cato Networks has signed on its first pan-European distributor.

This was a few weeks after the outfit was given $77 million in its largest funding round so far at the start of April.

The firm made it clear that the broad plan was to use those funds to continue to build on the momentum the business enjoyed last year, with a 220 percent increase in bookings, and the solid start it had made to 2020.

Part of that strategy involved investing more in the channel, and Cato has appointed Nuvias as its first pan-European distributor.

Nuvias will be taking the vendor’s secure access service-edge platform out to market, as well as providing training and pitching it alongside other cloud-based security solutions it already offers.

Cato is aiming to take a slice of the $70 billion managed network services market and is looking to arm resellers with an alternative for those customers that are looking to cut their legacy MPLS costs and move towards more of a cloud-based managed services approach.

The vendor has stated that the key differentiator between its solutions and legacy networks built from multiple point solutions and telco services was that its technology connects and secures an entire enterprise including remote users, sites, applications and clouds with a global service.