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What SD-WAN Vendors Won’t Tell You About SD-WAN

What SD-WAN Vendors Won’t Tell You About SD-WAN

Cut WAN costs, improve performance, increase security — SD-WAN seems to do everything right, but is it too perfect? Find out as we take a hard look at the myths and realities of SD-WAN.



In our next webinar, long-time WAN consultant, Steve Garson, president of SD-WAN Experts, speaks with Dave Greenfield, Cato’s secure networking evangelist, about the truth and fiction of SD-WAN.



Join us for a free-wheeling, no holds barred conversation into SD-WAN’s dirty little secrets including:

Why SD-WAN won’t improve your network performance

Why reducing WAN costs isn’t a realistic goal for most SD-WAN deployment — and why that shouldn’t matter

When you need a provider to run your SD-WAN service.

What SD-WAN vendors mean when they say “security,” and why that’s still not enough security for your organization
Recorded Aug 18 2020 36 mins
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    Roy will share findings from his recently completed report on SD-WAN and network as an overlay “Network as an OTT Service – A New Enterprise Option” with Cato’s Senior Director of Product Marketing and Business Development, Eyal Webber-Zvik, and Technology Evangelist, Dave Greenfield. Together they'll explore the need for CNPs and how they address the challenges enterprises face today.
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  • Keys to a Successful SASE Deployment Dec 1 2020 3:00 pm UTC 36 mins
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    - When to start your migration
    - Where to find the budget
    - How to identify a real SASE
    - Where you should be cautious

    In our webinar, Elana Marom and Theresa Abbamondi, both directors of product marketing for Cato, team up to give you the answers you’ll need to ensure a successful SASE migration.
  • 5 MPLS Migration Challenges SD-WAN Solves Nov 26 2020 2:00 pm UTC 52 mins
    Yishay Yovel, Chief Marketing Officer at Cato Networks
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    - The key attributes and primary use cases of a true SASE platform
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  • What SD-WAN Vendors Won’t Tell You About SD-WAN Nov 10 2020 2:00 pm UTC 36 mins
    Steve Garson, President of SD-WAN Experts
    What SD-WAN Vendors Won’t Tell You About SD-WAN

    Cut WAN costs, improve performance, increase security — SD-WAN seems to do everything right, but is it too perfect? Find out as we take a hard look at the myths and realities of SD-WAN.

    In our next webinar, long-time WAN consultant, Steve Garson, president of SD-WAN Experts, speaks with Dave Greenfield, Cato’s secure networking evangelist, about the truth and fiction of SD-WAN. Join us for a free-wheeling, no holds barred conversation into SD-WAN’s dirty little secrets including:
    - Why SD-WAN won’t improve your network performance
    - Why reducing WAN costs isn’t a realistic goal for most SD-WAN deployment — and why that shouldn’t matter
    - When you need a provider to run your SD-WAN service.
    - What SD-WAN vendors mean when they say “security,” and why that’s still not enough security for your organization
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    At a time of a global health crisis, remote access needs to be deployed quickly to your entire workforce. Legacy VPN wasn’t designed to support the entire business continuously accessing critical applications, globally. And, adjusting your VPN architecture to achieve that will incur significant costs and take a lot of time. You do, however, have options.  

    Cato’s SDP offers rapid self-provisioning of client-based or clientless remote access, multi-factor authentication, full threat prevention on WAN and Internet traffic, and optimized global connectivity for all users in the office, at home, or on the road.  

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  • Cato Networks Demonstrating Easy Management for a Real SASE Recorded: Oct 6 2020 41 mins
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  • 5 MPLS Migration Challenges SD-WAN Solves Recorded: Sep 29 2020 52 mins
    Yishay Yovel, Chief Marketing Officer at Cato Networks
    It’s no secret that enterprises are looking beyond MPLS for their new WANs. For some, it’s the rigidity and high costs of MPLS services; for others, it’s MPLS’s complexity and incompatibility with the cloud. But how exactly will migrating to SD-WAN help you overcome MPLS’s limitations?

    Find out on our next webinar, as Yishay Yovel, Chief Marketing Officer at Cato Networks shares the stories of businesses from around the globe who made the transition to SD-WAN.

    Join us to hear:

    - How DSM Pharmaceuticals and Fisher & Company solve global latency issues without paying through the nose.
    - The ways UMHS and Pet Lovers Center, with its 100+ site Cato implementation, deliver direct, secure Internet access without deploying a heap of branch office security appliances.
    - What Brady PLC and Adroll did to optimize cloud access at the branch and on the road.
    - How companies reduce costs and optimize global voice and UCaaS delivery without relinquishing the control of MPLS.
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    Dave Greenfield, Secure Networking Evangelist at Cato Networks
    If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything it’s that enterprise networks must be ready for everything.

    Join the “IT Roundtable: Lessons Learned About SASE and Remote Access,” and hear from two IT leaders how they’re preparing themselves to address the challenges of today and tomorrow.

    You’ll get the inside scope on:

    - How they were able to deploy hundreds of remote users in minutes with SASE
    - Why they shifted from MPLS to a SASE platform and what they found
    - Lessons learned from coping with COVID-19
    - Practical tips for evaluating SASE solutions
    - Biggest surprises deploying Cato’s SASE platform
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