Palo Alto Networks integrates cloud security for AWS

Palo Alto Networks will now support Amazon Web Services features and join the Competency Program for Security

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Palo Alto Networks integrates cloud security for AWS Palo Alto Networks also joins the AWS Competency Program for Security, which highlights partners who have demonstrated success in building products and solutions on AWS to support customers in multiple areas
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  December 5, 2016

Palo Alto Networks has announced the integration of its VM-Series virtualised next-generation firewalls Amazon Web Services (AWS) Auto Scaling and elastic Load Balancing.

Using a combination of AWS Lambda, CloudFormation templates, and Amazon CloudWatch services, along with bootstrapping and XML API automation features supported by the VM-Series, joint customers can now automatically scale the cyber breach prevention capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform as their AWS workload demands fluctuate.

Tim Jefferson, global ecosystem lead, Security, Amazon Web Services, said: "Palo Alto Networks integration with AWS Auto Scaling and ELB, combined with the new validated security competency, enables our joint customers to confidently and dynamically deploy the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtualised next-generation firewall delivering security that keeps pace with our customers' business."

Lee Klarich, executive vice president, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks, added: "Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provides customers with superior cyber breach prevention capabilities, including security for cloud-based applications. Through our close integration with AWS, customers can now grow and scale their cloud environments with even greater ease and automation while enhancing and maintaining their security posture across public cloud and hybrid environments."

Palo Alto Networks also joins the AWS Competency Program for Security, which highlights partners who have demonstrated success in building products and solutions on AWS to support customers in multiple areas, including infrastructure security, policy management, identity management, security monitoring, vulnerability management, and data protection.

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