Palo Alto Networks Completes Acquisition of Evident.io
Mar26

Palo Alto Networks Completes Acquisition of Evident.io

Evident.io, a leader in the field of public cloud services infrastructure protection, has been acquired by Palo Alto Networks for $300 million in cash. Palo Alto Networks is already a leader in cloud security. The company has developed its VM-Series of virtualized next-gen firewalls which provide in line cloud security, Traps provides host-based protection, and API-based security covers public cloud services infrastructure. Evident.io is also a leader in the field of cloud security. The Evident Security Platform allows organizations to proactively manage cloud security risk, reduce the attack surface, and improve security posture. The platform continuously monitors Azure and AWS deployments, assesses security risks, and provides expert guidance on remediation. Palo Alto believes that the acquisition of a leader in the field of public cloud services infrastructure protection will enable the company to strengthen its position and extend its leadership in the field. Evident.io solutions will be integrated into the Palo Alto range and will allow customers to use a single approach to...

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Organizations Adopting the Cloud for Data, Application and Services are Sacrificing Security
Mar15

Organizations Adopting the Cloud for Data, Application and Services are Sacrificing Security

Palo Alto Networks has released the findings of a new survey conducted on organizations in Europe and the Middle East that are actively adopting the cloud. The survey examined efforts to maintain cybersecurity across the entire organization as businesses start to utilize cloud environments to meet their data, application, and services needs. The survey has revealed the rush to the cloud has meant sacrificing security, with cloud environments not nearly as well protected as networks and endpoints. These shortcuts on security are leaving many organizations exposed to risk. Cybersecurity professionals in businesses that are actively adopting the cloud were polled and asked about the state of cybersecurity in their cloud and hybrid cloud environments. More than half of polled cybersecurity professionals– 54% – report misalignment between the cybersecurity department and the rest of the business on cloud and cybersecurity issues. While cybersecurity professionals believe security is a top priority for the public cloud, fewer than half of respondents believe current cybersecurity...

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Palo Alto Confirms Cybersecurity is a Priority in the NHS
Nov14

Palo Alto Confirms Cybersecurity is a Priority in the NHS

Following the WannaCry ransomware attacks that crippled many NHS Trusts, Palo Alto Networks commissioned a survey with Vanson Bourne on 100 IT decision makers in the NHS. The aim of the survey was to investigate the current state of cybersecurity in the NHS, determine how the NHS is prepared for GDPR data protection rules, and gauge the level of patient trust in NHS data handling. Data Security is Now Being Prioritized Cybersecurity is a critical if the NHS is to realize the full potential of digitalization to make improvements to patient care and to achieve cost savings. 90% of respondents believe cybersecurity must be prioritized to achieve those aims and 83% said cybersecurity was essential to make significant long-term savings. On Average, respondents believed an average of £14.8 million could be saved each year with appropriate cybersecurity investment. While data security is vital, there are other benefits to improving cybersecurity. 65% of respondents believe better cybersecurity would improve patient trust, 49% believe it would allow processes to be streamlined, and 45%...

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Palo Alto Networks Launches New Cloud-Based Security Service for Mobile Users
Jun14

Palo Alto Networks Launches New Cloud-Based Security Service for Mobile Users

Palo Alto Networks has launched a new cloud-based security service that can be used to protect remote locations and users of mobile devices via the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform and apply security controls such as URL Filtering and Threat Prevention. Many businesses operate across multiple locations and have a highly distributed workforce. The new Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect cloud service makes it easier for businesses to secure remote networks and protect mobile users without backhauling traffic to the corporate network or using multiple point products. The new Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect cloud service protects all employees via the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, regardless of where they are located. The GlobalProtect cloud service allows administrators to easily add new locations and mobile workers and implement and update security policies as required. The service is always on and kept up to date and helps organizations ensure consistent security for the entire organization, regardless of location or the devices used. With...

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Range of Next-Gen Firewall Devices Expanded by Palo Alto Networks
Feb07

Range of Next-Gen Firewall Devices Expanded by Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks has announced its range of next generation firewall devices have been expanded. Six new hardware firewall appliances are now available, and the range of VM-Series virtual appliances has been increased by three. The purpose-built hardware appliances include three devices in the PA-5200 Series (PA-5260, PA-5250 and PA-5220) which include a new architecture with 72 Gbps App-ID and 30 Gbps Threat Prevention performance. The new PA-5260 model has been developed for high throughput environments and is ideally suited for data center consolidation, higher gateway demands, and for inspecting encrypted SSL traffic. This is the most powerful device in the range and can cope with 32M sessions, has 3.2M SSL-decrypt session capacity, and offers 6.5 Gbps SSL-decrypt throughput. Two devices are offered in the PA-800 series (PA-850 and PA-820). These devices are best suited to medium-sized networks and branch and remote offices. The PA-850 model offers 1.9 Gbps App-ID and 780 Mbps Threat Prevention performance, with multiple CPU cores, and 8GB memory. The PA-220 completes the new...

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