Updated: Dec 27, 2020
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Palo Alto Networks has announced the launch of Prisma Cloud 2.0, which includes four new cloud security modules, consolidating its status as the most comprehensive cloud in the industry security platform CN's status. CNSP aims to protect multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments and cloud-native applications, integrating security in the entire DevOps cycle. This release integrates Aporeto products and builds on Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud, which was launched in November 2019.
The new Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud module includes:
The data security module provides data leakage prevention (DLP) functions and provides discovery, classification, and malware detection functions for AWS S3. Companies in regulated industries can use data security modules to help meet various requirements when adopting cloud resources. When combined with the cloud security situation management (CSPM) function, the data security module can provide customers with important background information about data exposure to real cloud risks.
Web application and API security modules help to protect web applications from the impact of layer 7 and threats of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). And integrate with the unified agent framework that the enterprise has already used for the cloud workload protection platform (CWPP).
After the acquisition of Aporeto, the identity-based micro-segmentation module integrates powerful cloud network security (CNS) functions to provide end-to-end visibility of network communications, as well as comprehensive security policy control and management functions.
The identity and access management (IAM) security module provide customers with cloud infrastructure authorization management (CIEM) functions, allowing them to understand who has accessed specific cloud resources and protect these resources by establishing automatic least-privileged access identities.
Prior to this, Prisma Cloud was the only supplier that provided both cloud security situation management and cloud workload protection functions in the form of a SaaS solution on a single platform. With today's newly added cloud network security and cloud infrastructure authorization management functions, Prisma Cloud currently has industry-leading products in the four CNSP areas, making Prisma Cloud 2.0 the only true cloud-native security platform.
Doug Cahill, the Senior Security Analyst and Group Practice Director of Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), said, “Enterprises are adopting cloud-native architectures, including containers and serverless, and adopting DevOps and other ways to increase release speed and achieve scale expansion. This requires the security team to integrate security throughout the application lifecycle, and as the market converges, it provides security features through a platform-centric approach. The innovation of Prisma Cloud 2.0 shows this."
Varun Badhwar, senior vice president of Prisma Cloud products at Palo Alto Networks, said, “Today, companies are using various cloud resources in many different ways. This brings many advantages, such as rapid deployment, increased agility, and rapid introduction of new features. But it also brings many different types of potential risks. Prisma Cloud 2.0 solves these challenges through a unified solution to help companies detect threats to cloud resources, maintain compliance, protect cloud-native applications, and protect cloud networks and application communications. And perform permissions and secure authentication between workloads-this is a truly comprehensive cloud security solution."
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