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Palo Alto Networks launches Prisma, a cloud security suite

Palo Alto Networks has launched its new cloud security suite called Prisma, comprised of four platforms -- Prisma Access, Prisma Public Cloud, Prisma SaaS and VM-Series.

Palo Alto Networks has launched Prisma -- a new cloud security suite that aims to provide visibility while protecting data in clouds from attack.

According to Palo Alto Networks, Prisma simplifies and access, data protection and application security using four platforms -- Prisma Access, Prisma Public Cloud, Prisma SaaS and VM-Series.

  • Prisma Access secures access to the cloud for branch offices and mobile users with a scalable, cloud-native architecture. Palo Alto Networks claims it blends enterprise-grade security with a globally scalable network. It is expected to soon run on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), which will extend the service to more than 100 locations. Users will also have access to a cloud management user interface that enables onboarding of branches and users. Additionally, Prisma Access includes capabilities designed specifically for service providers to enable rapid provisioning of secure outbound internet connectivity, according to Palo Alto Networks.
  • Prisma Public Cloud gives users visibility, security and compliance monitoring across public multi-cloud deployments. According to Palo Alto Networks, it uses machine learning to correlate data and assess risk across the cloud environment. It can also detect vulnerabilities and fix improper configurations in users' infrastructure-as-code
  • Prisma SaaS is a cloud access security broker service that enables SaaS application It provides risk discovery, adaptive access control, data loss prevention, compliance assurance, data governance, user behavior monitoring and advanced threat prevention.
  • VM-Series is the virtualized form factor of the Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewall that functions in both private and public cloud computing environments. This includes Amazon Web Services, GCP, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and VMware NSX. According to Palo Alto Networks, the VM-Series is also enhanced through infrastructure-as-a-code automation for deployment and configuration.

Palo Alto Networks' cloud security suite will compete with companies such as Avanan, which provides anti-phishing, malware and ransomware security, account takeover protection and data leakage prevention for platforms like Office 365, G Suite, Slack and Dropbox.

Prisma Access, Prisma Public Cloud, Prisma SaaS and VM-Series are all available now.

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