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How Can I Download the Cato Client?

This article explains the different ways that admins and SDP users can download the Cato Client and then connect to the Cato Cloud. Starting in December 2022, admins and end-users can easily download the Client from the Client download portal without requiring authentication.

Links for Downloading Windows, macOS, and Linux Clients

SDP users with Windows, macOS, and Linux devices can download the newest version of the Cato Client directly from the Client download portal.

You can download the MSI file for the Windows Client from the Cato User Portal, or using the link below:

Downloading iOS and Android Clients

You can download the Cato Client for iOS and Android from their respective app stores.

Downloading the Cato Client from the User Portal

SDP users can also download the Cato Client from the User Portal.

To download the newest version of the Cato Client:

  1. From the User Portal, click Download Cato Client.

  2. Click the tab for your operating system.

  3. Click Download VPN Client.

For more about the User Portal, see Managing SDP Clients with the Cato User Portal.

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  • Comment author
    Sarah Schulefand

    Updated download links to match the User Portal.

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  • Comment author
    Jennifer Mocherman

    Can you list the version number somewhere so we can tell if this is a new client that needs downloaded?

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  • Comment author
    Jennifer Mocherman

    The link for "Managing VPN Clients with the MyVPN User Portal" does not work.

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  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon

    Jennifer,

    Thanks for the heads-up, we fixed the link!

    Regarding the Client version, which OS are you asking about? For the Windows Client, the Details tab in the setup.exe file properties window shows the Client version.

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  • Comment author
    Erik de Jong

    It would be nice to have 1 location where the latest version (in .exe and MSI) can be found.

    Every time I see a notice for a new client in our management tool, it is nowhere to be found (always trying several locations, tech articles, .exe and .msi).

    This makes corporate rollout and testing possible (before Cato decides to update the already rolled-out clients).

    Please provide us with an up-to-date SDP Client location.

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  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon

    Erik,

    Thanks for your suggestion, we will make sure that this article is up-to-date with the links for the newest SDP Clients. You can click Follow on this article to recieve email notifications when there is a new comment on this article.

    Yaakov

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  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon
    • Updated Windows MSI link for v5.3
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  • Comment author
    Jon McNamara
    • Edited

    We use a product to remotely deploy the Cato VPN Client (msi) to all our endpoints from the public repository and currently have https://myvpn.catonetworks.com/public/clients/setup.msi in the location to download but it's downloading the older 5.2.x version.

    Can you please update the above location to the latest 5.3.x version that you've linked to at the top of this article?

    I can't automate our deployment with your link as you've added an extra step to enter an email address before the download will commence.

    Can you also please include the version number in the properties of the msi file as it's very difficult to know which version you're looking at without installing it.

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  • Comment author
    James Hopkins

    The Windows MSI link no longer works, its comes up with '

    Whoops. We can't take you any further.

    Share has been disabled.'

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  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon

    Jon - I will update RnD with your request. Thanks!

    James - so sorry for the broken link. I updated the article with a new link to download the Windows v5.3 MSI file.

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  • Comment author
    James Hopkins

    Thanks Yaakov Simon, its working now.

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  • Comment author
    Jon McNamara

    The https://myvpn.catonetworks.com/public/clients/setup.msi is now updated too - perhaps you should link to that at the top of this article instead?

    Thanks.

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  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon

    Jon - Great point!

    Thanks so much - I updated the link.

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  • Comment author
    Guerod McGirt

    The following link seems to be broken 

     

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  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon

    Guerod - good catch!

    I fixed the link, so now it points to the Ubuntu v16 Client.

    Thanks

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  • Comment author
    John Hottel

    hello, i received an alert in my portal windows client 5.4.124.1105 is available for download. the links here still point to 5.3. Where is the best place to find current downloads?

     

    Thanks!

     

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  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon

    John,

    We are still in the gradual deployment phase of Windows Client v5.4, and we have not yet uploaded it to the User Portal. After the new version is available in the User Portal, the links in this article will automatically be updated.

    You can get more information about Cato's upgrade process for Clients here: Client Lifecycle Management

    Thanks!

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  • Comment author
    Christopher Fisher

    I've downloaded 5.3.x many times while waiting for 5.4.x because I can't tell without downloading whether or not it is a higher version.  Could you put the version number on this page beside the links so I don't have to manually check it myself?  The .exe shows the version number after downloading if you check the properties but the .msi will not show the version until you try to install.

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  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon

    Christopher,

    An excellent suggestion - we added the Client versions for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

    Thanks!

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  • Comment author
    Erik de Jong

    And again there is a new version, and it's nowhere to be found to download...

    As a company We want to test deployments BEFORE Cato decides to auto-update clients.

    I know we can disable the auto-update, but this needs to be enabled to push THE LAST older versions to the latest version. NOT the first...

    Again I would opt to have a download location where the latest versions (MSI and EXE) are located as soon as they are promoted/released.

     

    With the latest 5.4 version the update fails on a fair amount of our laptops. Please update the client version online.

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  • Comment author
    Brian Ciarimboli

    Can we please get the 5.4 installer on here that is auto-updating on clients already for a while now?

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  • Comment author
    James Hopkins

    Do you have download links for the version 5.4 windows client in both exe and msi?

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  • Comment author
    Christopher Fisher

    I appreciate the version number in text above the links -- however, it still shows 5.3 when 5.4 is what is downloaded.  Sorry to be a pain!

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  • Comment author
    Community Manager The chief of community conversations. Community manager

    Hello Christopher!

    Thank you very much for pointing this out to us.  The article has been corrected.

    Kind Regards,

    Dermot Doran

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  • Comment author
    Community Manager The chief of community conversations. Community manager

    Hello Everybody!

    Several comments went unanswered for this KB article.  However, the KB article has since been updated.  If you submitted a comment for this KB article, but never received a response, we would be very grateful if you would review the updated KB and resubmit, if required.

    My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused for you.

    Kind Regards,

    Dermot Doran (Cato Networks Community Manager)

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  • Comment author
    Community Manager The chief of community conversations. Community manager

    Hello Jørn-Morten!

    Thank you very much for pointing this out.  I will ask our documentation team to get this corrected. 

    I will also pass on your comments about the point you have raised about IT admins requiring a predictable way to access binaries.  

    Kind Regards,

    Dermot Doran (Cato Networks Community Manager).

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  • Comment author
    Nick Van Reepingen

    Hi, 

    When can we expect the v5.5 MSI file? 

    Kind regards,

    Nick

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  • Comment author
    Community Manager The chief of community conversations. Community manager

    Hello Nick!

    The 5.5 client is currently in gradual roll-out (see this KB for details).   The KB you have commented on will be updated at a later date.  I recommend that you follow this KB article so that you can receive an email update when the MSI file has been uploaded.

    Does this information help you out?  If not, I recommend that you open a Support ticket with us so that we can help you further.

    Kind Regards,

    Dermot Doran (Cato Networks Community Manager)

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  • Comment author
    Takushi Hiramatsu

    Could you upload the latest 5.5.115 client for Windows?

    I can't understand why you don't share the latest installer file even after it's deployed to the users with the auto upgrade.

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  • Comment author
    Community Manager The chief of community conversations. Community manager

    Hello Takushi-san!

    We do not update this KB article with the latest client until it has progressed further via the "Gradual Rollout".  This policy is best described here.

    However, it would be interesting to know if this policy causes you specific problems.  We are very happy to receive feedback about everything!  To obtain feedback in a more efficient manner we have introduced our online Community  This link is also available at the top of all Knowledge Base pages.  There is a topic in the community called "Cato Product Suggestions".  This would be the best topic to use when reporting any issue you might have like this one.  I am responsible for making sure that all posts to this community are responded to.

    Our plan is to move all comments relating to KB articles to this online community.  This has not yet been done because we need to make changes to the Knowledge Base first.

    If you have any questions about my response you can also contact me via people-pop@catonetworks.com. Obviously, you can also just reply here!

    Kind Regards,

    Dermot Doran (Cato Networks Community Manager)

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