Palo Alto Networks Concerns About Cloud Data Security

Palo Alto Networks Concerns About Cloud Data Security

Some time ago, the news that AWS S3 storage security problem led to the disclosure of sensitive information of hundreds of millions of American families caused people’s panic about the security of public cloud data. The survey shows that AWS itself does not have security, which is caused by the user’s wrong configuration, that is, the user actually made the data public by themselves.

Although this is not a security issue of the public cloud itself, it still makes many enterprises migrating to the public cloud worried that they will accidentally disclose their sensitive data. This requires a set of solutions that can help customers solve public cloud security problems.

From a series of products and solutions recently launched by security vendor Palo Alto Networks, the vast majority of them are concentrated in the field of cloud security. This also reflects the customer needs and market opportunities of cloud security.

Security management platform through public cloud

Today’s mainstream cloud application is “cross cloud”. Enterprise data will be saved in traditional local architecture, private cloud or public cloud, which is a mixed environment. For the public cloud, you may also choose multiple service provider to avoid being locked by a single cloud service provider.

The Panorama network security management platform of Palo Alto Networks is launched for such an application environment. It can directly extend security protection to mainstream public cloud service providers, such as AWS, Azure and Google cloud, and provide simplified and centralized deployment and management for all Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls and VM series virtualization next-generation firewalls. Go to this website to learn more about Palo Alto.

In terms of protection against zero day attacks, Palo Alto Networks provides advanced endpoint protection for Traps, which can provide the same protection for Windows and Linux loads on cloud platforms.

Chen Wenjun, President of Palo Alto Greater China, said that as an independent security enterprise, Palo Alto Networks’ Asia Pacific market growth rate in the past quarter reached 33%, while the growth rate of the Chinese market was faster.

Expanding cloud security ecosystem

With the migration of user application environment to the cloud and the expansion of Palo Alto Networks’ business scope to the cloud, the type and scope of its partners are also expanding.

First, the number of telecom operator partners is increasing. Through cooperation with telecom operators, Palo Alto Networks can turn security into service delivery to customers.

In addition, technology partners are deepening their partnership with Palo Alto Networks. Technical partners can use Palo Alto Networks’ Aperture security service to integrate with Palo Alto Networks’ firewall, endpoint threat and intelligence system through API, detect enterprise cloud resources, monitor risky and suspicious administrator behaviors, and protect the risks caused by security configuration errors and wanton spread of malware. Through the API, partners provide users with a complete security service, and users can’t even see the interface of Palo Alto Networks.

From selling security products to providing security services. This shift may also change the long-term distress of security partners. In hardware based IT procurement, security products are often ignored due to their low proportion. When security becomes a service, users see direct applications and protect business data, and their attention is expected to be significantly improved. In 2020, many companies require employees to take the Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate to try to solve the above problems.