Cato Networks, provider of the world’s leading Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform, has extended its agreement with Nuvias, part of the Infinigate Group, the value-add distributor of cybersecurity, secure network and secure cloud, adding Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland to the UK market. The Infinigate Group will enjoy sole distribution rights across the UK, DACH and the Nordic region.
Cato expanded the collaboration in light of the successful partnership and the considerable market opportunity. The secure access service edge (SASE) market is expected to triple by 2026, exceeding €12.4 billion, according to a forecast by Dell’Oro Group. Gartner has a more of a bullish view on SASE growth, predicting the market will reach €14 billion as early as 2025.
The Infinigate Group will foster growth for channel partners, extending Cato Networks’ reach and growth through the EMEA channel with a tailored partner programme and specialist services, including partner training, solutions engineering and configuration.
Cato Networks extends and complements the Infinigate Group’s portfolio with a cloud-native security and networking platform that addresses enterprise challenges confronting many industries. Enterprises today strive to streamline secure and optimal performing application access to all users and locations everywhere. The Cato SASE Cloud platform optimizes and secures application access for all users and locations everywhere. Cato protects all traffic with Cato SSE 360, the security portion of the Cato SASE Cloud, and offers flexible management options, including self-service, co-managed or a fully-managed service.
“We are looking forward to developing our partnership with Infinigate across the wider European landscape and replicate the success we have experienced in the UK. We see significant growth potential, as businesses endeavour to secure their extended networks, following the ongoing remote working trends. We’re excited to empower European channel partners to profit from cloud migration and the rest of the digital transformation initiatives driving WAN transformation”, says Mark Draper, AVP Cato Networks, EMEA Channel. “We know that Infinigate partners have the know-how and resourcefulness to answer the requirements of business customers looking to adopt network and security services.”
Given the rising frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks, with 40% of organisations having experienced a cloud-based data breach in the past 12 months and the average cost of data breach rising to €4.1M, secure networks have become a priority for companies of all sizes.
Mathias Bachsleitner, EVP of Global Partnerships and Alliances at the Infinigate Group, said: “Infinigate’s channel partners stand to benefit from a leading-edge offering that takes secure networks to the next frontier, designing security right into the very DNA of their network. Cato’s cloud-native platform can be tailored to address a host of business challenges, enabling cost-efficiency and convergence through a simple, transparent architecture. As Canalys highlights, more than 90% of total cybersecurity product and services spending will go through channel partners in 2023. We are excited to support our channel partners by delivering tailored services enabling easily deployed solutions for business.”