Windstream Enterprise Unveils Managed Security Service Edge Solution

A fully managed Security Service Edge (SSE) solution powered by Cato Networks was unveiled by Windstream Enterprise, a supplier of managed IT networks across the United States. SSE is designed to protect businesses in the face of an evolving cybersecurity threat landscape while adjusting to changing business requirements.

Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks
“The combination of Cato’s proven and mature SSE platform with Windstream Enterprise’s market-leading service offering and delivery capabilities will speed our joint clients’ security stack consolidation and transformation journey,” said Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks.

This managed SSE solution launched by Windstream Enterprise would offer clients quick and affordable ways to secure their network, as well as the users and resources connected to it. It also supports the expanded remote access to cloud-based applications that both customers and employees are using. No network modifications are necessary since SSE can be easily implemented to protect all endpoints, users, and applications on any enterprise’s current network architecture.

SSE would offer the advantages of enterprise-level security in addition to ongoing visibility and top-notch security for users, gadgets, programs, and data across all gadgets and locations. The security framework offers a self-maintaining solution that would constantly improves all of SSE’s integrated cloud-delivered capabilities.

As a consequence, the stress on the enterprise’s IT infrastructure can be minimized, allowing it to concentrate on business-critical tasks. Moreover, SSE would lower operating costs, centralize an organization’s operations, enable the ability to expand with business and network needs, and deliver white glove support from dedicated cybersecurity specialists who serve as an extension of an organization’s team.

“It is abundantly evident how serious a threat hacks pose to organizations of all stripes. Which security technology to use and how to adopt and maintain it are issues that many firms struggle with,” said Art Nichols, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Windstream Enterprise. “SSE from Windstream Enterprise, powered by Cato Networks, allows organizations to seamlessly incorporate the finest security components into their current network settings, with continuing support from specialists in network management and cybersecurity. Customers may rely on us to set up, examine, and automate every component of this comprehensive and reliable SSE architecture.”


As SSE is cloud-native, it can be swiftly deployed, giving customers access to the security features right away. The management of all of this is made easier by using a single-vendor solution. The Secure Web Gateway (SWG), one of the many integrated security features provided by SSE from Windstream Enterprise, powered by Cato Networks, protects customers from phishing schemes and dangerous websites. Key features of the SSE solution include the following:

  • Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) – which offers complete traffic segmentation and limits access to places, programs, and resources.
  • Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) – which offers any user, device, and location secure remote access to applications on-premises and in the cloud.
  • The Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) – which manages user access to cloud applications, extending enterprise security guidelines to the cloud, and facilitating regulatory compliance.
  • Next-Gen Anti-Malware (NGAM) – to safeguard people, cloud resources, and linked sites against both known and unidentified malware.
  • Managed Detection & Response (MDR) – which keeps an eye on the network and sends out alerts when endpoints are hacked.
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) – for identifying and stopping sensitive data from leaving the firm, safeguarding vital data, client information, and intellectual property, as well as adhering to industry standards.
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) – for keeping track of network activity and thwarting bad material. This tool offers defense against a variety of cyberthreats, including ransomware, lateral movement, vulnerability exploitation, and other network-based attacks.

“Cato provides the world’s first SSE platform that converges the capabilities of SWG, CASB, DLP, ZTNA, and FWaaS into a single, cloud-native software stack, allowing full visibility and consistent policy enforcement other vendors are still working to develop,” said Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks. “The combination of Cato’s proven and mature SSE platform with Windstream Enterprise’s market-leading service offering and delivery capabilities will speed our joint clients’ security stack consolidation and transformation journey.”

By enabling customers to layer it over almost any existing network, such as Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN), SSE from Windstream Enterprise would provide the appropriate foundation for clients to effortlessly move to Safe Access Security Edge (SASE) when they are ready to do so. Through Windstream Enterprise’s WE Connect portal and the option to integrate it with the managed service provider’s OfficeSuite UC solution for voice and collaboration and SD-WAN for network connectivity and access management, this SSE offering would give businesses complete visibility into their network.

Windstream Enterprise can automate all the components of a contemporary security framework and increase the value by further automating SD-WAN network control, unified communications, and more, giving customers a simple, single-pane-of-glass understanding of their entire environment,” said Michael Fiacco, Chief Revenue Officer at Windstream Enterprise. “Our all-encompassing supply of integrated technology, supported by our industry-leading service guarantees and a committed staff of cybersecurity specialists, is what gives our clients genuine value and enables them to run their companies successfully and according to their own terms.”