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Cato Networks Source


Cato Networks is a cloud-native, global SD-WAN provider that delivers a secure, optimized, and agile global network for businesses of all sizes. Cato's cloud-based platform converges multiple network and security functions into a unified solution that includes SD-WAN, network security, cloud security, and secure access service edge (SASE) capabilities.


This source is available in all deployments, including the Fed deployment.

Data collected

Polling IntervalData
5 minSecurity events
5 minAudit events


Vendor configuration

In this configuration, you will set up the Cato Networks API Key and Account ID parameter to access the Cato networks API.

  • In the Cato Management Application, only account administrators with the Editor privilege can generate keys. (CMA).
  • To ingest security events, you must enable the events feeds on your account. To enable the events feed, follow the steps below:
    1. In the navigation panel, select System > API Access Management.
    2. Select Event Feed Enabled. After this, your account starts sending events to the Cato API server.


All access to Cato networks require an API Key. Follow the below instructions to set up an API Key.

  1. In the navigation menu, click Administration > API Management.
  2. On the API Keys tab, click New. The Create API Key panel opens.
  3. Enter a Key Name.
  4. Select View in the API Permission.
  5. Select Any IP to allow this API key for any IP address under the Allow Access from IPs section.
  6. (Optional) Select a date when the API key expires. If you select an expiration date, then you need to update the source configuration with a new API key, or else an unauthorized error will be received.
  7. Click Apply. The API key is added, and a pop-up window containing the new API key is displayed.
  8. Copy the API Key generated by the Cato Management Application and save it in a secure location.

    The API key value will not be available after closing this window. Kindly ensure that you copy and securely save the API key before closing the window.

  9. Click OK to close the pop-up window.

Account ID

All API calls require an account ID parameter. When logged into the Cato account, look for a four-digit integer in the URL and take note of the account ID. .

Source configuration

When you create an Cato Networks Source, you add it to a Hosted Collector. Before creating the Source, identify the Hosted Collector you want to use or create a new Hosted Collector. For instructions, see Configure a Hosted Collector.

To configure a Cato Networks Source:

  1. In the main Sumo Logic menu, select Manage Data > Collection > Collection.
  2. On the Collection page, click Add Source next to a Hosted Collector.
  3. Search for and select Cato Networks.
  4. Enter a Name for the Source. The description is optional.
  5. (Optional) For Source Category, enter any string to tag the output collected from the Source. Category metadata is stored in a searchable field called _sourceCategory.
  6. (Optional) Fields. Click the +Add button to define the fields you want to associate. Each field needs a name (key) and value.
    • green check circle.png A green circle with a check mark is shown when the field exists in the Fields table schema.
    • orange exclamation point.png An orange triangle with an exclamation point is shown when the field doesn't exist in the Fields table schema. In this case, an option to automatically add the nonexistent fields to the Fields table schema is provided. If a field is sent to Sumo Logic that does not exist in the Fields schema it is ignored, known as dropped.
  7. Enter the API Key for Cato Networks account.
  8. Enter the Account ID for Cato Networks account.
  9. Select the Data Types. You can select one or both of the data sources.
    • If All is selected, the integration will fetch both security and audit events. By default, All will be selected.
    • If Security Events is selected, the integration will fetch security data.
    • If Audit Events is selected, the integration will fetch audit data.
  10. When you are finished configuring the Source, click Save.

Metadata fields

_siemParser/Parsers/System/Cato Networks/Cato NetworksSet when Forward To SIEM is checked.

JSON Configuration

Sources can be configured using UTF-8 encoded JSON files with the Collector Management API. See how to use JSON to configure Sources for details. 

configJSON ObjectYesContains the configuration-parameters of the
schemaRefJSON ObjectYesUse {"type":"Cato Networks"} for Cato Networks Source.not modifiable
sourceTypeStringYesUse Universal for Cato Networks Source.not modifiable

Configuration Object

nameStringYesnullType a desired name of the source. The name must be unique per Collector. This value is assigned to the metadata field _source."mySource"
descriptionStringNonullType a description of the source."Testing source"
categoryStringNonullType a category of the source. This value is assigned to the metadata field _sourceCategory. See best practices for details."mySource/test"
fieldsJSON ObjectNonullJSON map of key-value fields (metadata) to apply to the Collector or Source. Use the boolean field _siemForward to enable forwarding to SIEM.{"_siemForward": false, "fieldA": "valueA"}
accountIDStringYesnullAccount ID of the account.
apikeyStringYesnullAPI key of the account.
dataTypesString ArrayYesnullSelect the datatype for which you want to ingest data. Possible values are All, Security Events or Audit Events.

JSON example

"api.version": "v1",
"source": {
"config": {
"name": "cato-network",
"description": "sample description",
"accountID": "1774",
"apiKey": "***********",
"dataTypes": [
"schemaRef": {
"type": "Cato Networks"
"sourceType": "Universal"

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Terraform example

resource "sumologic_cloud_to_cloud_source" "cato_networks_source" {
collector_id =
schema_ref = {
type = "Cato Networks"
config = jsonencode({
"name": "cato-network",
"description": "sample description",
"accountID": "1774",
"apiKey": "***********",
"dataTypes": [
resource "sumologic_collector" "collector" {
name = "my-collector"
description = "Just testing this"

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