Throughout the world, with the spread of Work From Home, more companies have set up remote access environments with strengthened security and begun using cloud services. While their remote work environments may be good, corporations’ overseas subsidiaries have many issues such as per-location management, a lack of engineers, and differences in security policy and usability.
Furthermore, for companies with large numbers of offices and personnel located globally, there is a need to access a variety of cloud-based SaaS applications from remote work environments around the world. Network infrastructure and security measures are needed that do not interfere with users’ ability to use such applications.
One-Stop Global Support
This is why KDDI has launched global provisioning of Cato Cloud, a service providing high-quality zero-trust, secure remote work environments starting from April 2021. Now, KDDI America will start on October 14th, 2021 as well. Cato Cloud combines network functionality and security functionality on the cloud, making unified global security policy operation possible. The service is being simultaneously provided by KDDI and its overseas subsidiaries, allowing it to provide one-stop support from installation to operation and maintenance, all around the globe. Of the six components to KDDI’s “Managed Zero-Trust”, this service falls under the security and network categories.
By optimally routing traffic for cloud services such as SaaS-type applications, Cato Cloud improves performance for bandwidth-dependent operations like file uploading and downloading. Using Cato Cloud together with another KDDI service, “Global IP-VPN”, allows for a remote access environment to easily be added to an existing global network.
Launching the Zero-Trust, Remote Access Cato Cloud Service
Regarding the beginning of KDDI’s launch of Cato Cloud, Cato Networks, Ltd. CEO and founder Shlomo Kramer said the following (not an exact quote due to translation):
“Now that companies are using clouds and they have users working from any number of locations, the old approach of only connecting branch offices to a data center is no longer effective. Today’s enterprise networks require agility, safety and flexibility, and the connection of all edges (branch offices, data centers, cloud resources, and remote users) to a single global network. By using Cato Cloud, KDDI’s customers will obtain such a solution and become able to safely access corporate resources from around the world, without sacrificing performance or management visibility. I look forward to working with KDDI to support the world’s IT leaders in using the power of Cato Cloud.”
KDDI will continue to support customers worldwide in bringing innovative workstyles to reality through the one-stop provision of “Managed Zero-Trust” components such as device, network, and cloud services.