Product Update - June 12th, 2023

New Features & Enhancements

  • Support for Stronger PSKs for IPsec Sites: We are enhancing the Pre-Shared Key (PSK) for IPsec sites, and support PSKs of up to 64 characters for IPsec tunnels.

    • Previously PSKs supported up to 32 characters

    • This feature will be gradually released over the next two weeks

  • Enhancement for Cloud App Tenant Control: To meet enterprise requirements for numerous allowed corporate domains in Header Injection rules, the Header Value now supports up to 4K bytes.

    • Previously, the Header Value supported up to 1024 bytes

  • Cato Management Application Enhancement:

    • New AI Tools Category: Starting June 25th, you can Use the AI Tools system category to easily include the most popular AI apps in networking and security policies, including: ChatGPT, AgentGPT, Google Bard, Elicit AI, MagicPen AI, Poe AI, OpenAI

      • Learn more about the AI Tools category in the Apps Catalog

PoP Announcements

  • Austin, United States: A new Cato PoP is now available in Austin

  • Chennai, India: A new Cato PoP is now available in Chennai

  • Frankfurt, Germany: A second Cato PoP is now available in Frankfurt

  • Shenzhen, China: A second Cato PoP is now available in Shenzhen

  • Vancouver, Canada: A new Cato PoP is now available in Vancouver  

Security Updates

  • Block New TLDs that Pose Security Risks: Google recently added a number of new top-level domains (TLDs), such as .mov and .zip. Attackers can exploit these new TLDs to distribute malware and carry out phishing attacks. You can use the Suspicious TLDs application to control access to new TLDs that present security risks.

    • Learn more about the Suspicious TLDs application in the App Catalog

  • Application Database:

    • Added many new SaaS applications (you can view the SaaS apps in the App Catalog)
    • New AI Tools Category with these applications (starting June 25th):

      • AgentGPT (New)

      • Elicit AI (New)

      • Google Bard (New)

      • MagicPen AI (New)

      • Poe AI (New)

      • ChatGPT (Enhancement)

      • OpenAI (Enhancement)

    • Enhanced these SaaS applications:

      • Anydesk

      • Line Works

      • Naver

  • IPS Signatures: 

    • Ransomware Rancoz (New)

    • Ransomware EXISC (New)

    • Ransomware FAST (New)

    • Ransomware TURKEY (New)

    • Ransomware Cerber (New)

    • Ransomware Devos (New)

    • Ransomware Zhong (New)

    • CVE-2023-21932

    • CVE-2023-27524

    • NMap RDP scanner (New) 

  • Suspicious Activity Monitoring:

    • Wget communicates with low-popularity domain (New)

    • Java download binary (Enhancement)

    • Upload JSP Web Shell (Enhancement) 

  • Application Control Policy (CASB):

    • Google Drive - download (Enhancement) 

  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP):

    • Enhanced support for BMP images

    • Added new LOG file type

  • TLS Inspection:

    • Onenote – default TLS bypass on native client, default inspection on browsers


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    Jonathan Rabinowitz

    Updated the New AI Tools Category enhancement to be available starting June 25th.

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