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Cato's network security feature on the hunt for threats

May 30, 2018 / Jennifer English

Cato Networks added a network security feature that detects and identifies threats within customer networks. The capability is built into Cato's SD-WAN platform, Cato Cloud. Cato Networks last week upped its SD-WAN-as-a-service offering Cato Cloud with the Cato Threat Hunting System, a network security feature built into the software-defined WAN platform to detect threats and minimize the time it takes to remove them. The Cato Threat Hunting System offers full visibility into network traffic, and can access and identify real-time traffic that any endpoint initiates, Cato said in a statement. This means Cato can see IP addresses, session and flow information and application types within the network. Additionally, Cato said it uses machine learning algorithms to "mine the network" for suspicious activity. If the network security feature deems something is a risk, human analysts from Cato inspect and confirm the alerts and notify the customers of the threat. Customers can al...