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Cato Signs Master Agent Agreement with Avant

Cato Networks, provider of Cato Cloud, the world's first secure, global SD-WAN as a service, announced that Avant Communications has joined Cato's channel partner program.

The partnership allows Avant's agents to expand their services portfolio with the only cloud-based and secure, global SD-WAN service. Cato Cloud is an integrated networking and security platform that securely connects all enterprise locations, people, and data. Cato transforms enterprise WAN to support the way business is done today. Cato Cloud:

  • Reduces connectivity costs by augmenting or replacing MPLS services
  • Improves performance between global locations and to cloud applications
  • Eliminates branch networking and security appliances
  • Provides secure Internet access everywhere, and
  • Seamlessly integrates mobile users and cloud datacenters into the WAN.

Avant agents will be able to offer a highly differentiated service that helps customers increase agility, improve security posture, reduce costs, and support future growth.

"We're excited to be working with leading master agencies, like Avant, to bring Cato Cloud service to its agents," said Nick Fan, Vice President of Sales for the Americas at Cato Networks. "Enterprises are looking to streamline IT investments in global access, security, mobility, and cloud. Cato Cloud is the only one-stop-shop, converged solution on the market today addressing that challenge."

"AVANT is a leader in channel sales of SD-WAN, tripling our channel's SD-WAN revenue within the past year," said Drew Lydecker, president and co-founder, AVANT. "Cato's rich capabilities of secure SD-WAN services, combined with AVANT's sales enablement platform is poised to make a significant impact. SD-WAN is on fire in the industry and Cato/AVANT stand ready to support it."

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