Organizations are adopting AWS and Azure for their production workloads at a rapid pace. Simultaneously, private cloud and virtualization initiatives continue to expand and evolve. Regardless of virtualization environment or public cloud vendor, organizations must protect business-critical applications and data from cybercriminals with a consistent security policy.
In our PAN-OS 8.0 release, we announced new products and security features designed to accelerate large scale, multi-cloud deployments. Our VM-Series has been optimized and expanded to deliver up to 16 Gbps of firewall throughput with App-ID enabled across five models. Integration features now enable customers to build secure, cloud-centric architectures on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Plus, new workflow automation features accelerate and streamline firewall deployments for VMware NSX and KVM.
Given the agility and scalability advantages, more and more business-critical workloads and data exist in the public cloud. The VM-Series offers seamless integration with native cloud resources in both AWS and Azure to enable customers to build secure, highly available cloud-centric architectures that are scalable and resilient. Key improvements include:
Organizations are expanding their private cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV) initiatives in different ways, and the breadth of use cases simply cannot be addressed with a one-size-fits-all product that is manually deployed. PAN-OS 8.0 expands and optimizes the VM-Series to deliver App-ID enabled throughput of up to 16 Gbps to address a variety of use cases.
The PAN-OS 8.0 release also further automates complex security policy workflows for VMware NSX and KVM deployments.
With PAN-OS 8.0, Palo Alto Networks customers can leverage the expanded VM-Series to reap the benefits of a cloud security feature set that mirrors their physical networks, delivering a consistent security posture across their infrastructure, from the network to the cloud. New cloud-focused customers can protect workloads with next-generation security features that support consistent policy enforcement through superior visibility, control and threat prevention – all at the application level.
To learn more, visit Securely Enabling Public and Private Clouds. You’ll find a host of cloud-focused security materials, ranging from informational videos and in-depth demos to detailed datasheets and user guides.