The convergence of SD-WAN and security


Windstream Enterprise is the first North American managed service provider to converge cloud-native network and security into a fully integrated Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution.

This comprehensive architecture enables organizations to adapt to constantly shifting users, applications and work environments, while keeping application and security policies synchronized with these changing endpoints—all from a single pane of glass.

Depend on Windstream Enterprise to configure, analyze and automate all the key components of a completely unified SASE framework. Alternatively, our best-in-class WE Connect portal offers you complete visibility and control to manage your SASE solution with ease.

  • Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN)
    Provides the network foundation for SASE by enabling optimized application performance and increasing uptime.
  • Firewall as a Service (FWaaS)
    Enables highly scalable traffic inspection across all ports and application-aware protocols, anti-malware and intrusion detection and prevention capabilities.
  • Secure Web Gateway (SWG)
    Prevents unsecured traffic from entering an organization’s internal network by safeguarding users from being infected by malicious web traffic, websites, viruses and ransomware.

Flexible security add-ons to customize your SASE solution

  • Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)
    Also known as Software-defined Perimeters (SDPs), supports remote access to business applications both on-premises and in the cloud, complies with regulations and enforces an organization’s security policies for every user, device, location and network.
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
    Offers visibility into users’ access of cloud-based resources to ensure compliance with data privacy regulations and corporate security policies.
  • Next-Gen Anti-Malware (NGAM)
    Supplies deep packet inspection and leverages multi-layered and tightly-integrated anti-malware engines to block malicious files.
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
    Inspects inbound and outbound, WAN and Internet traffic, including SSL traffic. Leverages machine-learning algorithms and deep network insight to detect and prevent the spread of ransomware across networks without having to deploy endpoint agents. Infected machines are identified and immediately isolated for remediation.
  • Managed Detection & Response (MDR)
    Offloads the resource-intensive and skill-dependent process of detecting compromised endpoints to the Security Operations Center. This team automatically collects and analyzes all network flows, verifies suspicious activity and sends notification of compromised endpoints.

Why Windstream Enterprise SASE with Cato Networks

  • Trusted market leader
    More than 4,000 enterprises rely on our SD-WAN solution to enhance network resilience and optimize application performance, while accelerating cloud adoption at more than 32,000 of their critical locations.
  • Unrivaled experience
    Clients can further streamline operations and improve productivity, leveraging the seamless integration of our award-winning OfficeSuite UC® solution and management of all access connections—backed by a team of technology experts.
  • Industry-first service guarantees
    With a resilient, pure-cloud infrastructure, an industry-leading focus on innovation and commitment, Windstream Enterprise makes it easier to accelerate success.

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Windstream Enterprise

Windstream Enterprise believes people should expect more from their service provider. Our mission: as network, security and application performance become continuously more critical, WE will be the partner that responds to unique customer needs—a pathfinder to help lead them through technology transformation. A trusted advisor to help them connect, transform and elevate their businesses.

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