Choose how to protect applications in the cloud

Published June 30, 2022, 8:45 AM

by Len Amadora

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks, a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Workload Security, Q1 2022, today announced the addition of Out-of-Band Web Application and API Security (Out-of-Band WAAS) to Prisma® Cloud to help organizations secure web applications with maximum flexibility.

Due to the rise in hybrid work during the course of the pandemic, organizations globally and in the Philippines have expanded their use of cloud environments. However, it is a struggle to manage the technical complexity of cloud migration, including the ability to secure their applications across the entire application development lifecycle. Some organizations are reluctant to introduce WAFs or API security solutions inline, however, due to performance and scalability concerns. With this announcement, organizations can now be provided with deep web and API security both inline and out of band. This will allow them to choose how to protect their applications in the cloud.

“Companies no longer have to decide between application security and performance. By adding Out-of-Band WAAS to Prisma Cloud, we are empowering customers with flexible security options that fit their evolving application needs,” said Ankur Shah, senior vice president, Prisma Cloud, Palo Alto Networks. “As more organizations move workloads to the cloud, the capabilities that make up Prisma Cloud help provide the most complete protection, reducing complexity and increasing visibility across infrastructure, workloads, identities and applications.”

In addition to Out-of-Band WAAS, Prisma Cloud is getting new threat detection, alert prioritization and permissions management capabilities to help provide organizations with deeper, unified visibility across their entire cloud application portfolio:

Multicloud Graph View for Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM): Discover over-privileged accounts and understand access risk across multicloud environments. Prisma Cloud now provides a graph view of the net effective permissions across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Multicloud Agentless Cloud Workload Protection: Extend visibility into cloud workloads and application risks across Azure and Google Cloud, in addition to AWS, to complement existing agent-based protection.

DNS-Based Threat Detection: Surface malicious activity and anomalous behavior in cloud environments. Prisma Cloud Threat Detection now leverages machine learning (ML) and advanced threat intelligence to identify bad actors hiding in DNS traffic.

MITRE ATT&CK® Alert Prioritization: Enable security teams to prioritize risks and incidents based on the industry’s most widely adopted framework.

Out-of-band WAAS is available today for Prisma Cloud Compute Edition and will be available in the Enterprise Edition over the next month. The additional features will also roll out for Prisma Cloud Enterprise Edition over the next month. For more information please visit LINK.

 
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