Publish date: 14.12.22

As Xeretec moved their applications to the cloud, the reliability of the WAN infrastructure became paramount. The existing firewall and VPN solution worked with a perimeter-based approach and forced rigid routing of network traffic through multiple disparate and on-premise appliances.

About Xeretec

• 175+ employees
• 10 offices across the UK & IRL
• Migrated to cloud services

map of Xeretec office locations
Map of Xeretec Office Locations

Drivers for Change

Therefore, Xeretec were facing the following challenges:

  • High connectivity costs
  •  An inconsistent and slow security experience for users
  •  A lack of visibility into troubleshooting and effective reporting
  • Communications over Teams became unfeasible with no reliable way for voice traffic to be transported
  • An inability to secure remote workers and mobile users, which was essential following the move to hybrid working
  • Independent configuration at multiple sites creating laborious, complex and time-consuming management for IT

Hello SASE!

An emerging category coined by Gartner as Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), appeared to alleviate Xeretec’s challenges.
Cato enabled Xeretec to consolidate all the enterprise network elements including branch locations, the mobile workforce and physical or cloud datacentres, into a securely managed SD-WAN service.

“The defining feature that made Cato stand out from others in the market is the combination of network management and security into a single platform. There are also new feature licences which can be enabled across the network with the flick of a switch and without deploying any new hardware – it is a game changer!”

– Jon McNamara, IT Manager, Xeretec