Palo Alto Networks Intros 5 New Zero Trust Network Security Capabilities
May 20, 2021
Palo Alto Networks introduced five key innovations that make it easier for customers to adopt Zero Trust across their network security stack.
"The productivity of a hybrid workforce lies in the ability for users to
move freely on and off the campus network and still securely access any
applications or data from any device in any location. Enabling this
seamless experience securely is one of the many promises of a Zero Trust
architecture," said Anand Oswal, senior vice president, Firewall as a
Platform, Palo Alto Networks. "Today we are making it significantly
simpler for companies to adopt complete Zero Trust Network Security."
Secure access for the right users: The industry's first Cloud Identity Engine allows customers to easily authenticate and authorize their users across enterprise networks, clouds and applications, irrespective of where their identity stores live.
Enhanced security: The Advanced URL Filtering service offers industry-first prevention of zero-day web attacks with inline machine learning capabilities. The expanded DNS Security capabilities prevent emerging DNS attacks that no other solution protects against.
Making secure access universally available: These new capabilities are designed to be available on all firewall form factors: hardware, software and cloud-delivered, making safe access universally available, regardless of where users are located. In addition to the existing firewalls, these innovations will run on new ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewall models to enable Zero Trust Network Security across your enterprise — from the smallest branch offices (with the PA-400 Series) to the largest campuses and hyperscale data centers (with the PA-5450 platform).
"The Palo Alto Networks SaaS Security solution is straightforward to
deploy. We are leveraging the solution's enterprise-class capabilities
to protect data across all of our corporate SaaS applications," said
Bobby Wilkins, vice president of cybersecurity, Caesars Entertainment
Most of the hardware and all of the new features will be available in June. The smallest desktop firewall, the PA-410, will be available in late summer.