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Federal agencies face a conundrum: They are the targets of relentless cyberattacks yet lack enough skilled personnel to combat them. State-affiliated actors, responsible for more than half of public administration data breaches1 combine never-before-seen malware with other techniques to infiltrate agencies and steal data or disrupt operations. With many thousands of new threats created every day,2 agencies have a hard time keeping up.
Advanced threat prevention (ATP) products were developed to combat new threats. Unfortunately, procuring, installing, configuring, and managing additional hardware introduces more time and operational overhead. As threats increase in number and variety, agencies must undertake costly, time-consuming deployments and make architectural or operational changes to keep pace.
That’s where the first weapon, cloud-delivered services, can help. Cloud-delivered malware analysis and prevention offers swift deployment, easy configuration, global visibility and auto-scaling as threats increase. Palo Alto Networks just announced that our industry-leading WildFire malware prevention service received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Agency Authorization.
WildFire is delivered via the cloud and offered as a subscription with Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. It enables U.S. federal agencies to free up capital and operating expenses previously used for purchasing, deploying and managing on-premises threat detection and analysis hardware while ensuring data privacy and availability through security controls that meet stringent requirements.
WildFire combines cloud delivery with a second weapon—automation—to detect and prevent both highly targeted and blanket attacks from impacting agencies. U.S. government agencies benefit from:
For more information on how cloud-delivered services and automation combine to protect federal agencies from the latest malware, exploits, and more, visit our WildFire: U.S. Government page or contact your sales representative.