Palo Alto Networks Introduces Prisma, a New Approach to Cloud Security

PALO ALTO, CA — Palo Alto Networks, provider of a next-generation security platform that empowers enterprises, service providers and government entities to secure their organizations by enabling applications running on their networks and by preventing breaches that stem from targeted cyber attacks, has unveiled a new approach to Cloud Security — Prisma.

“From the beginning, our approach to cloud security has been aimed at delivering the best security while embracing the unique needs of the cloud. We provide customers with complete visibility as well as recommended configurations across their entire cloud environment to ensure a strong security posture from the start and consistently prevent attacks,” read the official blog post by Palo Alto, announcing the platform.

Furthermore, the blogpost goes on to list what the Prisma suite gives customers to govern access, protect data and secure applications. It has four key components:

  • Prisma Access secures access to the cloud for branch offices and mobile users anywhere in the world with a scalable, cloud-native architecture, blending enterprise-grade security with a globally scalable network. It will soon run on Google Cloud Platform (GCP™), extending the service to more than 100 locations for an even faster and more localized experience.
  • Prisma Public Cloud provides continuous visibility, security and compliance monitoring across public multi-cloud deployments. Powered by machine learning, it correlates data and assesses risk across the cloud environment. Starting today, customers can further reduce their attack surface early in the development cycle through a “shift left” approach to security. With the ability to detect vulnerabilities and fix improper configurations in customers’ infrastructure-as-code templates, developers can reduce risk without sacrificing agility.
  • Prisma SaaS is a multi-mode cloud access security broker (CASB) service that safely enables SaaS application adoption. New integrations will bring improved administration experience across IT-sanctioned and IT-unsanctioned SaaS applications with unified visibility and management.
  • VM-Series is the virtualized form factor of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall that can be deployed in private and public cloud computing environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS®), GCP, Microsoft Azure®, Oracle Cloud®, Alibaba Cloud®, and VMware NSX®.