Palo Alto Networks Promises Secure Cloud Infrastructure & Applications with Prisma Cloud 2.0

October 13, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Many treated the cloud like visiting the pool, first dipping a toe before complete immersion of the refreshing waters of innovation. As the cloud takes on an integral role in enterprise networking, we watched SD-WAN embrace a starring role in the transformation; evolving further into the convergence of security and network functions in SASE architecture and a true cloud first approach.

 Palo Alto Networks announced the arrival Prisma Cloud 2.0, including four new security modules in the firm’s Cloud Native Security Platform (CNSP) developed to support secure hybrid and multi cloud environments as well as cloud native applications.

"Today, organizations are using multiple clouds in many different ways. This has brought many benefits such as quick deployment, increased agility and rapid feature rollout, but also has brought the potential for many different kinds of risk," said Varun Badhwar, senior vice president for product, Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto (News - Alert) Networks.

The new modules included in Prisma Cloud 2.0 begin with Data Security, offering data loss prevention, discovery, classification and malware detection for AWS S3, and will assist organizations in ensuring compliance demands are met. The new Web Application and API Security module promises protection against Layer 7 and top 10 threats.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Security provides end users with Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) capabilities and visibility into who has access to what, and ensuring cloud resources are secure. The fourth module Identity-Based Microsegmentation integrates CNS (Cloud Network Security) capabilities to provide end-to-end network communications, as well as security policy management and control.     

Badhwar continued, "Prisma Cloud 2.0 addresses these challenges with a unified solution that helps companies detect threats to their cloud resources, maintain compliance, secure cloud native applications, protect cloud networks and application communications, and enforce permissions and secure identities across workloads — a true comprehensive cloud security solution."

Are your operations in the cloud? What about your security?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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