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Palo Alto Networks Introduces Complete Zero Trust Network Security

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q3 2020, today showcased five key innovations that make it easier for customers to adopt Zero Trust across their entire network security stack.

“The productivity of a hybrid workforce lies in the ability of users to move freely on and off the campus network and securely access any application or data from any device and from anywhere. Enabling this seamless experience securely is one of the many promises of a Zero Trust architecture,” said Anand Oswal, senior vice president, Firewall as a Platform, Palo Alto Networks. “Today, we’re making it dramatically easier for enterprises to adopt comprehensive Zero Trust network security.”

Today’s introductions of SaaS security, advanced URL filtering, DNS security, cloud identity engine, and new ML-powered firewalls allow organizations to easily and effectively implement the Zero Trust network security with four key benefits:

  • Secure access to the right applications: The first integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that allows customers to proactively extend secure access to all SaaS applications, including those never seen before.
  • Secure access for the right users: The industry’s first Cloud Identity Engine enables customers to easily authenticate and authorize their users across enterprise networks, clouds, and applications, regardless of where their identity stores reside.
  • Enhanced security: The Advanced URL Filtering service offers an industry first for preventing zero-day web attacks with online machine learning capabilities. Expanded DNS security capabilities prevent emerging DNS attacks that no other solution protects against.
  • Make secure access accessible to all: These new features are designed to be available on all firewall form factors: hardware, software and cloud, making secure access universally available, no matter where users are located. In addition to existing firewalls, these innovations will work on new ML-powered next-generation firewall models to enable Zero Trust network security throughout your enterprise – from the smallest branch offices (with the PA-400 Series) to larger campuses and hyperscale data centers (with the PA-5450 platform).

“Palo Alto Networks’ SaaS security solution is simple to deploy. We are leveraging the solution’s enterprise-class capabilities to protect data across all of our enterprise SaaS applications,” said Bobby WilkinsVice President of Cybersecurity, Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

“At Takeda, we believe in better health for people and a better future for the world, and having the right cybersecurity partner is key to realizing that vision. The breadth of innovation in this release convinced me that Palo Alto Networks will continue to play a vital role in how we safely enable the translation of science into life-changing medicines,” said Michael ToursCISO, Takeda Pharmaceutical North America.

“Our customers across the spectrum want the same visibility into unknown threats and context-based policies that are the hallmark of advanced security postures. The latest release of Palo Alto Networks ML-driven Next-Generation Firewalls brings modern performance and capabilities that will help us bring innovative cybersecurity solutions to any business, large or small,” said Tom CahillVice President, Product and Partner Management, CDW.

“With the same ML-focused capabilities that WWT and Palo Alto Networks offer large enterprises and service providers, new next-generation firewall form factors, out-of-the-box readiness, and security solutions will now enable us to provide the best of best-in-class cybersecurity solutions to a broad segment of midsize and small businesses,” said Greg SchoenyVice President, Strategic Services and Solutions at World Wide Technology.

Most hardware and all new features will be available in June. The smallest desktop firewall, the PA-410, will be available in late summer.

More information
An overview of the ML-powered NGFW platform and its new features is available here. Join virtual launch event series from June 9, 2021to learn more.

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