Cato Networks adds threat hunting to its Network as a Service


Enterprises that have grown comfortable with Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (IaaS) are increasingly accepting of Network as a Service (NaaS). NaaS is a rapidly growing market. According to Market Research Future, NaaS is expected to become a US $126 billion market by 2022, sustaining an annual growth rate of 28.4 percent.

One of the key benefits of cloud-based networking is increased security for applications and data. Given that the traditional perimeter of on-premise networks has been decimated by mobile and cloud computing, NaaS builds a new perimeter in the cloud. Now it’s possible to unify all traffic – from data centers, branch locations, mobile users, and cloud platforms – in the cloud. This means an enterprise can set all its security policies in one place, and it can push traffic through cloud-based security functions such as next-generation firewall, secure web gateway, advanced threat protection, and so on.

These security capabilities are basically table stakes for NaaS providers. Customers expect to be able to pick and choose the security services they need.

One of the major players in the NaaS market, Cato Networks, is introducing an even more advanced security capability, threat hunting, as part of its networking service. This is the process of proactively searching the network for threats that have evaded preventative security measures.

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