Cato AI Now Detects and Identifies the Root Cause of Networking Incidents

Cato Networks, a leader in SASE, is adding network incident detection and response tools to the Cato SASE Cloud platform, enabling advanced AI algorithms instantly identify outages in customer networks and conduct root cause analysis.

With Network Stories for Cato XDR, NOC and SOC teams now have a common platform for improved collaboration and channel partners can quickly bring NOC-as-a-service (NOCaaS) offerings to market, according to the company.

“With our converged security and networking platform, we leverage advances in one domain, in this case security, to help another domain—networking,” said Shlomo Kramer, CEO and co-founder of Cato Networks. “Our security-trained AI has been expanded to help NOC teams become smarter, faster, and more proactive than ever. This is the value of a true SASE platform.”

Diagnosing network incidents requires NOC teams to sift through and correlate a flood of network alerts. Too often, outages begin as unreported line degradations or occur after hours, extending their impact on the organization, according to the company.

With Network Stories for Cato XDR, AI algorithms trained for threat detection now collect and analyze network signals and incidents to identify the root cause behind blackouts, downed links, BGP session disconnects, SLA issues, and other network incidents.

Cato AI triages those incidents by criticality, empowering network operations teams to focus critical resources on an organization’s most important cases.

Once NOC teams act, Cato provides them with a complete set of incident response tools. Generative AI summarizes Network Stories into human-readable explanations. Cato Playbooks enable NOC teams to understand what happened and how to remediate those incidents.

With Cato, the root-cause analysis conducted in one area benefits the other. Collaboration is improved by sharing a common toolset, speaking a common language, and having a common reference point, according to the company.

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