AT&T Cybersecurity has today announced that its new Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering now includes Palo Alto Networks. AT&T SASE is an integrated solution that combines Palo Alto Networks software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology, security capabilities and fiber-based network connectivity in a completely managed solution.
The comprehensive solution, with expertise in design configuration, deployment, and 24/7 management from a single provider, helps enterprises and state and local governments to modernise their networks, provide robust security, and improve user experience and visibility.
“To drive innovation throughout the hyper-connected enterprise, customers are looking for a simplified solution for network and security”, said Rupesh Chokshi, VP, AT&T Cybersecurity. “As one of the largest MSSPs, AT&T is collaborating with Palo Alto Networks to offer a comprehensive, managed SASE solution that helps enable new user experiences at the edge.”
“More and more organizations are moving to Zero Trust architectures to deliver a continuous and consistent security experience that covers data, devices, and end-users who are in the office, at home, or on the go”, stated Kumar Ramachandran, SVP Products, Palo Alto Networks. “By bringing Palo Alto Networks’ SASE solution together with AT&T Cybersecurity’s managed security services, we are delivering an integrated solution to help organizations achieve optimal access with the highest levels of security.”
AT&T SASE with Palo Alto Networks will help businesses to optimise their network performance at the edge while securely connecting remote users directly to the internet to surf the web or access cloud-based applications without having to backhaul traffic to the data center. Visibility is centralised across users, devices, and locations to apply granular, consistent security policies that follow users whether they are on or off the network to deliver a consistent, productive experience and reduce security risks. Additionally, AT&T and Palo Alto Networks have agreed to collaborate to develop an application that provides deeper threat insights that could be integrated to the AT&T USM Anywhere platform.
AT&T SASE with Palo Alto Networks is immediately available through AT&T Business.
The collaboration with Palo Alto Networks is AT&T Cybersecurity’s second major SASE partnership with a security vendor. In March 2021, AT&T SASE with Fortinet was announced and aimed to provide a more resilient and safer network for today’s organisations.