US Signal and Cato Networks: Strong Connectivity for Critical Applications

By Alex Passett September 06, 2023

Today, as we often do across our publications like Internet Telephony (cue the “You Are Here” mark on your figurative map) as well as Future of Work News, MSP Today and IoT Evolution World (among others), we’re covering news of a fresh partnership. Businesses that partner during such a pivotal time for technologies (e.g. the Internet of Things, AI, boosts to connectivity and much, much more) leverage experts on hard-working teams to make things easier for people, often on a global scale.

This time, on deck partnership-wise are US Signal and Cato Networks.

US Signal provides industry-supporting data center technologies, cloud solutions, and a wide array of managed services in order to help transform companies’ IT operations so they can meet the basically ever-shifting business demands of 2023 and beyond. To do this, US Signal draws from a portfolio of colocation, IT infrastructure, data management, endpoint monitoring, disaster recovery and other security resources. US Signal, though founded in 2001, still actively expands its customer base and solutions portfolio, helping other companies with their growth strategies and means of handling new, emerging technological advancements.

Cato Networks’ M.O. is to “Challenge old concepts. Lead to a better tomorrow.” Given it is aligned with Gartner’s (News - Alert) SASE and SSE frameworks, Cato works to deliver a next-gen, secure network architecture that eliminates undue operational complexities, costs, and risks that have become associated with legacy IT approaches based on disjointed point solutions. Cato co-founders and COO and CEO, respectively, Shlomo Kramer and Gur Shatz lead their teams to positions where they can lend a digital hand for securing and optimally connecting users to any application, anywhere in the world.

Now, their partnership. This was announced in order to grant US Signal the distribution rights for the Cato SASE Cloud throughout North America. That’s the short gist of it.

But the longer gist, and the ‘why’ behind this?

Well, as we know, secure and efficient IT infrastructure management is vital. No doubt about it. So, as the pace of innovation and the demands on network connectivity have both risen, SD-WAN in particular is being seen as an essential element to truly modern IT environments.

So, powered by Cato Networks, US Signal’s SD-WAN launch delivers exceptional speed and reliability in network connectivity, giving businesses a competitive edge. According to the press release for this announcement, this new SD-WAN “seamlessly connects a multitude of locations and networks, optimizing application performance and reducing congestion.” (This goes part and parcel with a centralized management portal and easy configuration and maintenance.)

Per US Signal CEO Dan Watts:

“US Signal is committed to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions, enabling our customers to thrive in today's competitive and rapidly changing business world. This new SD-WAN offering empowers our customers with unparalleled control over their network infrastructure, enabling their teams to enhance productivity, efficiency, and flexibility."

The long-story-short of it? Cato’s SASE platform combines SD-WAN, managed security services, and global backbone services into a cloud-based offering. US Signal has now become entwined with this so they may expedite modernization for businesses.

Read more here.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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