Cato Networks Knowledge Base

Using the Cato Management Application to Add Sites

Overview of Cato Sites

Each site in your account can be classified as one of these site types:

  • Branch

  • Headquarters

  • Cloud Data Center

  • Data Center

The site types are used to determine which icon is used for the site in the My Network - Topology window. You can use them to easily identify the key sites in your account. The different site types are not functionally different in the Cato Management Application or your network. However, you can only define a single Data Center for the account.

For each office location that you connect to the Cato Socket, you must define a site according to the connection type required for the location.

The site definitions include general configuration information, DNS and Hosts settings.

The following table shows the additional feature configurations that are available for each type of socket:

Connection Type

Multiple WAN


Local Port Forwarding


Socket X1500





Socket X1700





Azure/AWS/ESX vSocket





IPsec IKEv1 (Cato-initiated)











Adding a New Site

For each office location you connect to the Cato Management Application, you must define a site according to the connection type at the location. In addition, you can configure advanced settings and features.

All of the settings in this window can be edited at a later time.

The LAN Native Range for the site uses the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) for the subnet. /32 CIDR blocks aren't supported.


Note: If two or more sites in your Cato account use identical IP address ranges, you must enable and configure Static Range Translation as described in Configuring System Settings for the Account.

To add a new site:

  1. From the navigation menu, click Network > Sites.

  2. Click New. The Add Site panel opens.

  3. Configure the General settings for the site:

    1. Enter the Site Name.

    2. Select the Site Type. This option determines which icon is used for the site in the Topology window.

    3. Select the Connection Type for the site.

    4. Configure the Country, and State, for the physical location of the site.

    5. Select the Time Zone.

      For Sockets and vSockets, this setting is used to set the time frame for the Maintenance Window for Socket upgrades.

  4. In the WAN Interface Settings section, configure the settings for the Sockets:

  5. If the site uses a link for the secondary ISP connection, select Enable WAN2.

  6. For Sockets and vSockets, configure the bandwidth limits for the site:

    1. Enter the values (in Mbps) for the WAN1 Bandwidth and WAN2 Bandwidth for Downstream and Upstream.

    2. If necessary, repeat the previous step for the WAN2 Bandwidth.

  7. In the LAN Interface Settings section, configure the LAN Native Range for the site.

  8. Select the appropriate License based on the region.

  9. Click Apply.

    The new site is added to the account.

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