Palo Alto Networks announced a partnership with Microsoft Azure this week that will see the security vendor integrate its secure access service edge (SASE) offering with the cloud provider’s Active Directory (AD) identity and access management platform.
Nikesh Arora, Palo Alto Networks CEO, joins ‘Closing Bell’ to discuss the success his company has seen amid the coronavirus pandemic, the decision behind acquiring Crypsis Group, and the types of hacking the company is seeing.
‘The appetite from our partner community to embed this into their portfolio has been through the roof. There’s a need for it in the market,’ says Palo Alto Networks global channel chief Karl Soderlund.
Palo Alto Networks’ CloudGenix SD-WAN offering gained a spate of updates including artificial intelligence operations (AIOps) capabilities, tighter integrations with its Prisma Access secure access service edge (SASE) platform, and two new SD-WAN appliances.
The deal creates tremendous cross-sell potential for Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex XDR platform since clients are typically open to deploying products used during an incident response engagement on a larger scale.
At the online Black Hat USA 2020 conference today, researchers from the Unit 42 arm of Palo Alto Networks disclosed how they had enabled malicious code to escape from a Kata Container runtime environment that makes use of lightweight virtual machines to isolate workloads.
Palo Alto Networks added a marketplace to its security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform where customers can browse product integrations, security playbooks, and reports among other “content packs” to help them solve security use cases and protect against threats.
The cybersecurity industry is at a turning point.
Traditional security approaches were already struggling to deal with rising cyberattacks, a shift to cloud and explosive growth in Internet of Things (41.6 billion IoT devices by 2025, anyone?).