Palo Alto Networks introduces a new way to secure the cloud

Lee Klarich, Palo Alto Networks
Lee Klarich, Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks has announced Prisma, a new cloud security suite designed to help its customers lead a more secure digital life.

According to Palo Alto Networks, Prisma builds on the tremendous success of the vendor’s cloud security products and delivers new experiences only possible with the Prisma suite. With approximately 9,000 enterprise customers, Prisma has quickly become the largest cloud security business in the world.

“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, 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 such as the Prisma Access, which secures access to the cloud for branch offices and mobile users anywhere in the world with a scalable, cloud-native architecture. It will soon run on Google Cloud Platform, extending the service to more than 100 locations for a faster and more localised experience. It features a streamlined cloud management UI for rapid onboarding of branches and users. It also features capabilities specifically designed for service providers to enable the rapid provisioning of secure outbound internet connectivity for their customers.

It also has Prisma Public Cloud provides continuous visibility, security, and compliance monitoring across public multi-cloud deployments. Powered by machine learning, it correlates data and assesses risk across the cloud environment. Starting today, customers can further reduce their attack surface early in the development cycle through a “shift left” approach to security. With the ability to detect vulnerabilities and fix improper configurations in customers’ infrastructure-as-code templates, developers can reduce risk without sacrificing agility.

The suite also features Prisma SaaS  is a multi-mode cloud access security broker (CASB) service that safely enables SaaS application adoption. Finally, it has VM-Series, the virtualised 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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