Palo Alto Networks Adds New App Security Features to Prisma Cloud – TechDecisions

To help organizations manage and secure complex cloud environments, cybersecurity giant Palo Alto Networks is adding Out-of-Band Web Application and API Security to its Prisma Cloud platform.

According to the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company, the addition of Out-of-Band Web Application and API Security (Out-of-Band WAAS) is designed to help organizations secure web applications with maximum flexibility.

Some organizations can be reluctant to introduce web application firewalls (WAFs) or API security solutions inline due to performance and scalability concerns, but the new offering provides organizations with deep web and API security both inline and out-of-band, giving organizations more options over how to protect their cloud apps.

In addition to Out-of-Band WAAS, Palo Alto is adding new threat detection, alert prioritization and permissions management capabilities to give organizations more visibility across their cloud app portfolio.

These additions include a new mutlicloud graph view for cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) that enables the discover of over-privileged accounts and visibility into risk across multicloud environments. Organizations can view graphs of the net effective permissions across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

In addition, the new features in Prisma Cloud include multicloud agentless cloud workload protection that extends visibility into cloud workloads and application risks across Azure and Google Cloud, as well as AWS.

Prisma Cloud will also include DNS-based threat detection that leverages machine learning and advanced threat intelligence to identify malicious threats hiding in DNS traffic.

MITRE ATT&CK alert prioritization in Prisma Cloud will enable teams to prioritize risks and incidents based on the industry’s most widely adopted framework, according to Palo Alto Networks.

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, per the company.

Ankur Shah, senior vice president of Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks, said in a statement that the offering means 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,” Shah said. “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.”


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