Managed Services

Windstream Enterprise Unveils SASE and SSE Solutions for Multinational US Companies


Windstream Enterprise, a managed IT services provider, is extending its reach to support U.S.-based companies with international operations through its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions. The rollout is in collaboration with Cato Networks.

Integrated Network Security Solutions

Windstream Enterprise's solutions, utilizing Cato Networks' SASE Cloud with over 80 points of presence worldwide, are designed to optimize and secure access to corporate resources and websites globally. The aim is to streamline security policies across international and domestic operations, the company said.

Windstream Enterprise backs its SASE and SSE services with a Cyber Security Operations Center and provides uptime guarantees alongside professional services. These services aim to aid enterprises in tailoring technology to their specific operational requirements.

Additional Insight

Mike Flannery, chief revenue officer, Windstream Enterprise, commented:

"The complexity of varying rules and regulations that apply from country-to-country, like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other local laws, are diminished since our SASE and SSE solutions provide universal security that works across borders."

Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks, said:

"With the Cato SASE platform, IT teams are ready to meet the security and network challenges of the digital business anywhere and without compromise."

Art Nichols, chief technology officer, Windstream Enterprise, aded:

"Many companies based in the U.S. that operate internationally are relying on multiple security solutions, which creates vulnerabilities in their networks and increases management headaches."

Comprehensive Security and Network Features

Windstream Enterprise's offerings encompass a variety of security and network components, all accessible through the WE Connect customer portal. The services include:

  • Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
  • Firewall as a Service (FwaaS)
  • Secure Web Gateway (SWG)
  • Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Next-Gen Anti-Malware (NGAM)
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
  • Managed Detection & Response (MDR)
  • Remote Browser Interface (RBI)