Cato Networks, provider of the world's leading Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform, has expanded its agreement with Nuvias, part of the Infinigate Group, the value-added distributor for cybersecurity, secure network and secure cloud, to include the DACH region, Nordics and Benelux. Infinigate Group will have sole distribution rights for Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Cato has extended the collaboration in light of the successful partnership and significant market opportunities. According to a forecast by Dell'Oro Group, the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market will triple in size to exceed €12.4 billion by 2026. Gartner is more positive about the growth of the SASE market, predicting that it will reach €14 billion as early as 2025.
Infinigate Group will support channel partner growth and extend Cato Networks' reach and growth across the EMEA channel with a tailored partner programme and specialised services, including partner training, solution development and configuration.
Cato Networks extends and complements Infinigate Group's portfolio with a cloud-native security and networking platform that addresses the challenges of many industries. Enterprises today are looking to optimise secure and optimally functioning application access for all users and locations everywhere. The Cato SASE Cloud Platform optimises and secures application access for all users and locations everywhere. Cato protects all traffic with Cato SSE 360, the security part of the Cato SASE Cloud, and offers flexible management options including self-service, co-managed or a fully managed service.
"We look forward to expanding our partnership with Infinigate across Europe and replicating the success we have experienced in the UK. We see significant growth potential as businesses look to secure their extended networks to meet the continuing trend towards remote working. We look forward to enabling European channel partners to benefit from cloud migration and the other digital transformation initiatives that are driving WAN transformation", said Mark Draper, AVP Cato Networks, EMEA Channel." We know Infinigate partners have the expertise and ingenuity to meet the needs of business customers looking to adopt network and security services."
With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks, with 40% of organisations experiencing a cloud-based data breach in the last 12 months, and the average cost of a data breach rising to €4.1 million, secure networks have become a priority for businesses of all sizes.
Mathias Bachsleitner, EVP of Global Partnerships and Alliances at Infinigate Group, said: "Infinigate's channel partners benefit from a cutting-edge offering that takes network security to a new level and builds security right into the DNA of the network. Cato's cloud-native platform can be tailored to address a variety of business challenges and enables cost efficiencies and convergence through a simple, transparent architecture. As Canalys points out, by 2023, more than 90% of the total spend on cybersecurity products and services will be through channel partners. We look forward to supporting our channel partners with tailored services that enable easy-to-deploy solutions for enterprises."