Windstream Enterprise partners with Cato Networks for its global SASE and SSE cybersecurity solutions

Nov. 6, 2023
The new cybersecurity solutions provide U.S.-based multinational companies with stronger global network protection and streamlined IT management across borders.

Windstream Enterprise (WE) has made its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions available for U.S.-based companies that operate internationally.

The new platforms, which leverage Cato Networks’ capabilities, give customers with worldwide footprint access to a single, integrated network security infrastructure to protect their data, resources and employees domestically and overseas. This assures customers that all their locations are secure in whichever country they operate.

For enterprises, there’s value in implementing a consolidated, single-vendor security offering. According to Gartner, which found that 75% of organizations pursued security vendor consolidation in 2022, customers prefer the efficiency of a streamlined security solution. Solutions like SASE and SSE are critical in helping U.S.-based enterprises and their international locations address security vulnerabilities and network performance degradation that can happen when their global operations run-on disparate networks and lack standard security policies with their domestic operations.

Windstream Enterprise’s cloud-native and fully managed SASE and SSE services, powered by Cato SASE Cloud, leverage Cato Networks’ dedicated, private backbone with more than 80 points of presence (PoPs) worldwide to provide users everywhere with optimized secure access to corporate resources and websites. Security has become more effective and easier to maintain because SASE from Windstream Enterprise unifies security policies governing users in and out of the office, regardless of device or location—domestically and internationally. 

As part of the global SASE and SSE offerings, organizations also gain access to Windstream Enterprise's WE Connect customer portal, from where they can easily monitor, configure, analyze and automate every element of their network and its security framework, in one fully integrated, simple-to-navigate environment, including:

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)

· Firewall as a Service (FwaaS)

· Secure Web Gateway (SWG)

· Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

· Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

· Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

· Next-Gen Anti-Malware (NGAM)

· Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

· Managed Detection & Response (MDR)

· Remote Browser Interface (RBI)

“Many companies based in the U.S. that operate internationally rely on multiple security solutions, which creates vulnerabilities in their networks and increases management headaches,” said Art Nichols, chief technology officer, Windstream Enterprise. “By unifying network and security components across borders with Cato, these enterprises get a more reliable, secure network with the added benefit of reduced management needs.”

Windstream Enterprise SASE and SSE are supported by the company’s Cyber Security Operations Center, which is staffed by a team of dedicated security experts who monitor, protect and troubleshoot customers’ IT infrastructure. Additionally, Windstream Enterprise’s uptime guarantees and professional services help deliver the expert technical resources that allow enterprises to implement, operate and optimize this technology for their specific needs.

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Sean Buckley

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