Gnutti Carlo Group names Cato Networks as the winner of the 2021 Innovation Award, selected as one of the best suppliers of the year

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The leading Italian manufacturer hails Cato SASE Cloud for connecting and securing all its installations and users worldwide, even in China

TEL AVIV, Israel, September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cato Networks, provider of the world’s first single-vendor SASE platform, today announced that Italian manufacturer, Gnutti Carlo Group, has named Cato its Top Vendor in the Innovation category for 2021. The award recognizes the great value of WAN connectivity and security provided by Cato SASE Cloud to support Gnutti Carlo Group’s digital transformation initiative. With just Cato SASE Cloud, Gnutti Carlo Group replaced old MPLS services with Chinalegacy firewalls, VPN concentrators, and secure, high-performance connections to public and private clouds.

“Cato’s focus on products, processes and methods has helped Gnutti Carlo Group take a new enterprise approach to a cloud-native networking and security service, the Cato SASE Cloud. That’s why Cato won the 2021 Innovation Award,” says Omar Moser, Information Systems Director of the Gnutti Carlo Group. “Thanks to the Cato platform and strategic services, the Gnutti Carlo Group has benefited from a more structured, controlled and secure ICT landscape throughout the company.”

“We appreciate the recognition by the Gnutti Carlo Group of Cato as a best provider of innovation in ICT and more specifically in networks and security”, states Luca Simonelli, Vice President of EMEA Sales for Cato Networks. “The convergence of networking and security in the global Cato SASE Cloud enables the Gnutti Carlo Group and all businesses to become more efficient and agile in managing critical business initiatives for global operations, migration to the cloud, widespread remote access, and business restructuring and transformation.

The Gnutti Carlo Group rewards its best suppliers in an annual competition

Gnutti Carlo Group, with headquarters in Maclodio (Brescia, Italy), is a world leading manufacturer in the automotive sector. It is a partner of several equipment manufacturers active in the automotive, truck, earthmoving, motorcycle, marine, generator and electric mobility sectors. With a turnover of 700 million euros and nearly 4,000 employees, the company spans 16 factories in nine countries in EuropeAmerica and Asia.

The company began recognizing its outstanding suppliers in 2015 with an award in each of three categories: direct, indirect and innovation hardware. All divisions of the multinational appoint and evaluate a small number of suppliers for each category. “The Gnutti Carlo Group strongly believes in this initiative through which the good commitment and outstanding performance of suppliers is recognized and well appreciated, says Moser.

Cato Networks Converged Network and Security Outperforms Legacy Solutions

Cato was appointed following the transformation of the Gnutti Carlo Group’s security and networking infrastructure. The project began by addressing global networking. “We were undertaking a digital transformation initiative across the company, and we needed to standardize and simplify network connectivity and security across our WAN,” says Moser.

The company evaluated traditional appliance-based networks and Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions, but was not satisfied with the results. “They couldn’t provide us with both security and networking,” he says. “Cato Networks’ innovative approach gives us both in a single cloud solution. It even supports our installations in China.”

With more than 75 points of presence worldwide, Cato connects and secures sites, users and cloud instances across the globe. The converged security capabilities of Cato SSE 360, the cloud-native security service pillar of Cato SASE Cloud, include Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) with Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) with Advanced Threat Prevention (IPS, Next Generation Anti-malware).

Gnutti Carlo Group has connected all factories, offices, mobile users, private cloud and public cloud instances to the Cato SASE Cloud, replacing legacy MPLS services, firewalls and VPN concentrators. Now, all facilities and employees of the Gnutti Carlo Group benefit from secure and optimized connectivity to corporate resources, wherever they are. Satisfied with the results, Moser nominated Cato Networks for the Innovation Award in the annual Best Supplier competition.

Cato SASE Cloud available across Europe

With PoPs in Milano and through EuropeCato SASE Cloud is available on Italy of nearly a dozen partners, supported by a full set of local, native-speaking Cato employees in the areas of sales, sales engineering, customer success and career success. More than 40 Italian companies and companies with Italian offices trust Cato every day.

For more information on how Cato SASE Cloud can help you, visit www.catonetworks.com.

About Cato Networks

Cato provides the world’s most robust single-vendor SASE platform, converging Cato SD-WAN and cloud-native security service, Cato SSE 360, into a global cloud service. Cato SASE Cloud optimizes and secures application access for all users and locations everywhere. With Cato, customers easily replace costly and inflexible legacy MPLS with a modern SD-WAN-based network architecture, secure and optimize a hybrid workforce working from anywhere, and enable seamless migration to the cloud . Cato enforces granular access policies, protects users against threats, and prevents the loss of sensitive data, all easily managed from a single screen. With Cato, your business is ready for what’s next.

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