Cato Networks, a provider of single-vendor Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platforms, has welcomed the Carlsberg Group, the world’s third-largest brewer, as its newest enterprise customer.
In a strategic move to enhance its global network and security infrastructure, Carlsberg has selected Cato Networks’ cloud-native security capabilities to drive digital transformation across its operations.
With a network covering over 200 locations and serving 25,000 remote users worldwide, Carlsberg Group has decided to forgo traditional security appliances and adopt Cato Networks’ comprehensive SASE solutions, which include Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and Next-Generation Anti-Malware (NGAM).
Laurent Gaertner, Global Director of Networks at the Carlsberg Group, explained, “We were looking to move from several regional service providers with fragmented technical solutions to one integrated network and security stack with an end-to-end managed service. The Cato SASE Cloud and service offering perfectly matched our requirements.”
“Cato was explicitly built to help companies of all sizes meet those needs. We’re excited to work with Carlsberg and see their adoption of Cato as just the latest evidence that large enterprises can best meet today’s security and networking challenges with a single-vendor SASE cloud platform,” Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks, said.
Carlsberg Group’s legacy network, comprised of diverse regional point solutions and technologies, had posed management challenges. New site setups were time-consuming, and issues with VPN performance into specific regions were prevalent. The company also faced difficulties with utilizing applications such as Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams due to latency issues.
Furthermore, the mix of security appliances led to fragmented visibility and increased complexity. To address these concerns and to ensure consistent security implementation, Carlsberg Group sought a unified solution.
After evaluating several SASE approaches, Carlsberg Group opted for Cato Networks’ platform, which offered a unified security policy across their global network, including SD-WAN sites, cloud connectivity, and mobile users. The adoption of Cato’s security features is aligned with Carlsberg Group’s Zero Trust implementation strategy, while Cato’s global private backbone meets the company’s global performance requirements.
By entrusting Cato Networks with their network transformation, Carlsberg Group aims to streamline its operations, enhance security, and deliver a consistent set of services to all its offices worldwide.