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The company now has a new point of presence (PoP) in Copenhagen, its second in Scandinavia.

This week, Cato Networks announced the opening of its Copenhagen point of presence (PoP), the twentieth PoP in EMEA and the second in the Nordic region. The new Copenhagen PoP further extends Cato’s threat prevention, data protection and global traffic optimization service.

Cato, which claims to have introduced the “world’s first SASE platform“, can now offer its services to sites and users across Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway.

“The wave of cyberattacks targeting Nordic enterprises has only contributed to the demand for effective and efficient ways of protecting users, locations, and applications everywhere”, said Luca Simonelli, vice president of EMEA sales. “The Copenhagen PoP will help Cato further address that need, extending Cato’s cloud-native SASE platform’s resiliency, visibility, and optimized performance across the region.” 

Delivering “resiliency and scalability”

The new Copenhagen PoP will provide the complete range of Cato capabilities. Sites and remote users connecting to the Copenhagen PoP enjoy secure worldwide connectivity that outperforms applications running on MPLS services and the Internet. Cato security capabilities protect sites and remote users accessing resources across the Internet or the WAN .

Like all Cato PoPs, Copenhagen PoP is designed for high availability and scalability. The PoP runs multiple multi-core compute nodes. Each core runs the Cato’s Single Pass Cloud Engine (SPACE), Cato’s converged, cloud-native software capable of processing up to 3 Gbps of traffic per site with full decryption and all security engines active.

Dozens of Cato SPACEs in the PoP enable resilient and load-balanced support of thousands of customer edges and multi-gigabit traffic streams. Multiple tier-1 carriers connect the Copenhagen PoP to the rest of Cato’s 70+ PoPs connecting customers in 150+ countries to the Cato Global Private Backbone.  


Should a datacenter hosting the Copenhagen PoP fail, users and resources automatically reconnect to the nearest optimal PoP. The self-healing capability was demonstrated during a recent outage at an Interxion data center in London. Customers connected to Cato’s London PoP experienced only 30 seconds of downtime. The London Metal Exchange, also housed in the Interxion data center, was down for five hours.