Palo Alto Empowers MSPs with Prisma SASE Enhancements

March 03, 2022

By Maurice Nagle, Senior Editor

We live in a cloud or bust world, demanding connectivity to critical resources from anywhere at anytime. It’s that simple. The mass migration home for the workforce was a tipping point for corporate America, introducing a new normal, and accelerating digital transformation plans to support this shift with more modern networking approaches, like SASE.

With a lack of automation hindering MSPs, Palo Alto (News - Alert) Networks announced enhancements to the Prisma SASE offering, designed for MSPs to alleviate the headaches of manual configuration and support for disparate products and API models.   

"AT&T (News - Alert) has been helping organizations to modernize their networks and provide 24/7 management of AT&T SASE with Palo Alto Networks deployments to provide secure, anywhere connectivity to the hybrid workforce," explained Danessa Lambdin, VP, AT&T Cybersecurity. "The new Prisma SASE MSP solution will help AT&T to further accelerate and scale SASE deployments as we provide ongoing expertise and support to customers."

The multitenant cloud management portal is a key advancement for MSPs, as it leverages role-based access control (RBAC), enabling management of multiple customers, with different demands, and gaining control over a customer’s entire SASE services lifecycle.

Beyond the Open API Framework and multitenant cloud management portal, Prisma SASE is empowering MSPs with flexible service offerings to create easily customizable SASE solutions for customers. Identity and access management (IAM) makes its way to the platform, ensuring MSPs can enforce security posture by removing duplicate users or roles across different systems. Meeting SLAs and network troubleshooting received an assist with new insights into SD-WAN and network security metrics, highlighting issues requiring attention across all managed tenants.

"MSPs need to deliver consistent, best-in-class secure access solutions for hybrid workforce and SD-WAN services to customers at the lowest possible TCO. Until now, that has been extraordinarily difficult," noted Anand Oswal, senior vice president, Network Security at Palo Alto Networks. "With Prisma SASE for MSPs, we are able to further deliver on the promise of a secure enterprise with ultimate ease of use, for both our managed service provider partners and their customers, and most importantly help address their unique network security and SD-WAN requirements."

With the dust seemingly starting to settle on the pandemic, MSPs served industry well to deliver the solutions necessary to support unprecedented times, and the WFH world. And will continue to do so moving forward.

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Interested in learning more about SASE? Join us on June 21 for SASE Summit, part of #TECHSUPERSHOW, where industry leaders will unpack zero trust, the new perimeter and more. See you there!

Edited by Luke Bellos

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