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Palo Alto Networks Announces New Cloud-Based Security Service

Palo Alto Networks Announces New Cloud-Based Security Service

Palo Alto Networks has announced GlobalProtect™ cloud service, a new offering that provides the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security infrastructure as a cloud-based service for remote offices and mobile users.

The new Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect cloud service will enable customers to utilize the preventive capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, including application visibility and control, Threat Prevention, URL Filtering, and WildFire™ threat analysis service, to secure remote networks and mobile users. With this new service, widely distributed organizations can improve security while reducing the complexity of managing costly, time-consuming and cumbersome global deployments.

The ever-growing population of mobile users, a distributed workforce and cloud applications are forcing organizations to evolve their cybersecurity infrastructure, which has traditionally focused on securing the corporate network. To extend security to remote networks and mobile users, typical approaches – such as backhauling traffic to the corporate network or using multiple point products – can be difficult to manage, costly, and produce inconsistencies in security policies and protections. When hundreds or even thousands of devices must be delivered, deployed and maintained across all remote locations, the result is often an efficient yet limited security solution with a heavy footprint, resulting in security deficiencies that can leave an organization vulnerable to cyberattacks.

The new GlobalProtect cloud service offering eliminates the operational hurdles posed by traditional distributed security infrastructure approaches and delivers the preventive capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to provide customers with consistent protections needed to prevent successful cyberattacks across globally distributed network and cloud environments.

With this new offering, Palo Alto Networks will manage and maintain a multi-tenant, cloud-based security infrastructure. Customers can quickly and easily add or remove remote locations and users, and establish and adjust security policies as needed. This flexible, always-on and up-to-date new security service can help customers easily scale to meet growth demands and achieve consistent security throughout their organizations’ computing environments – no matter where devices or users reside – at a predictable cost.

About Dan Raywood

Dan Raywood is the editor in chief of the IT Security Guru. A journalist with more than 13 years experience, Dan has been at the forefront of the information security industry.

As the news editor of SC Magazine he covered breaking stories such as Stuxnet, Flame and Conficker and the online hacktivist campaigns of Anonymous and LulzSec, and broke the news on the EU’s mandatory data breach disclosure law and a vulnerability which affected more than 200 sites.

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