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Palo Alto Networks launches cloud security suite

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Palo Alto Networks today announced Prisma, a new cloud security suite designed to help its customers lead a more secure digital life. The world needs cloud security that is simpler, more secure, and more complete than ever before. It’s the new benchmark in cloud security, transforming the cloud journey by simplifying access, data protection, and application security.

“Our approach to cloud security is aimed at delivering the best security while embracing the unique needs of the cloud. We provide customers with complete visibility as well as recommended configurations across their entire cloud environment to ensure a strong security posture from the start and consistently prevent attacks,” said Lee Klarich, chief product officer at Palo Alto Networks. “With Prisma, organisations can securely connect office branches and mobile users to the cloud, confidently embrace the use of SaaS applications, and rapidly develop and deploy cloud applications.”

Prisma gives customers what they need to consistently govern access, protect data, and secure applications. The suite consists of four key components: Prisma Access secures access to the cloud for branch offices and mobile users anywhere in the world with a scalable, cloud-native architecture, blending enterprise-grade security with a globally scalable network. It will soon run on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), extending the service to more than 100 locations for an even faster and more localised experience. Customers will also have access to a streamlined cloud management user interface (UI) that enables rapid onboarding of branches and users.

While Prisma Public Cloud provides continuous visibility, security, and compliance monitoring across public multi-cloud deployments, Prisma SaaS is a multi-mode cloud access security broker (CASB) service that safely enables SaaS application adoption. It provides advanced capabilities in risk discovery, adaptive access control, data loss prevention, compliance assurance, data governance, user behavior monitoring, and advanced threat prevention. New integrations will bring improved administration experience across IT-sanctioned and IT-unsanctioned SaaS applications with unified visibility and management.

The fourth component VM-Series is the virtualized form factor of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall that can be deployed in private and public cloud computing environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), GCP, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and VMware NSX. The VM-Series is also enhanced through infrastructure-as-code automation for deployment and configuration, which reduces complexity for customers.

Prisma Access, Prisma Public Cloud, Prisma SaaS, and the VM-Series are all available now.

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