Palo Alto Networks firms up security offerings towards cloud

The latest version of the company’s security platform adds enhancements centred on safe application enablement and breach prevention.

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Palo Alto Networks firms up security offerings towards cloud Lee Klarich, executive vice president, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  February 9, 2017

Palo Alto Networks, a cyber security specialist, has recently released the latest update to its Next-Generation Security Platform.

Introducing a bevy of new features, which include the safe enablement of applications, such as SaaS option, as well as preventative security capabilities geared for the cloud.

Lee Klarich, executive vice president, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks, said: “As customers embrace multi-cloud deployment architectures, Palo Alto Networks is pleased to offer the only built-from-the ground up, natively engineered Next-Generation Security Platform enabling them to safely embrace any cloud – public, private, hybrid and SaaS – with consistent visibility, operations, control and cyber threat prevention.”

Amongst the 70+ additions to the platform, Palo Alto Networks has introduced the PAN-OS version 8.0, Aperture™ SaaS security service. It has also introduced the VM-series virtual firewall modes that help address security needs by extending protections from physical networks to the cloud.

Robert Westervelt, research manager and lead of IDC’s data security practice, IDC, comments: “Organisations must adapt to meet new security risks as more critical data and applications reside in the cloud.”

He added: “The latest release by Palo Alto Networks uniquely positions their platform to secure applications, data, and users no matter where they reside. The features introduced today in PAN-OS 8.0 address today’s cybersecurity challenges and moves the industry further towards making cyber breach prevention a reality.”

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