A Leader in IDC’s 2023 NESaaS and ZTNA MarketScape Reports

Jul 13, 2023
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As businesses of all sizes embrace hybrid work and cloud while facing increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats, the need for robust and modern cybersecurity solutions has never been greater. With that backdrop, I am proud to announce that Palo Alto Networks has emerged as a leader in the latest IDC Network Edge security as a service (NESaaS) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) MarketScape reports. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering advanced cloud-delivered security solutions to help our customers securely transform to thrive in today’s digital world.

A Trusted Partner in Network Edge Security

IDC MarketScape Recognizes Palo Alto Networks as a NESaaS Leader
As organizations look to consolidate fragmented security solutions, NESaaS has become a strategic focal point of IT. At its core, NESaaS includes three key capabilities: Secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), and Zero Trust network access (ZTNA).

The recent IDC NESaaS MarketScape report recognizes Palo Alto Networks for our completeness in features, robust support for third-party solutions and consistent performance. As IDC points out, we provide our customers the opportunity to “set security policies once across nearly any security stack/deployment model” while delivering optimized, end-user experiences.

Prisma® Access, our flagship NESaaS solution, offers enterprises scalable and effective cloud-delivered security across all users, devices, applications and data. It combines powerful firewall as a service (FWaaS), secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB) and ZTNA 2.0 powered by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) into a single, converged solution. With centralized management and advanced threat intelligence, organizations gain enhanced visibility and control over their network traffic, dramatically reducing the risk of data breaches and data exfiltration.

What’s more, Prisma Access is built in the cloud and scales elastically across a multi-cloud network backbone. Leveraging the combined infrastructures of the leading hyperscale, cloud providers allows Prisma Access to deliver low latency and exceptional performance, backed by industry-leading SLAs.

Redefining Secure Access with ZTNA 2.0

IDC MarketScape Recognizes Palo Alto Networks as a ZTNA Leader
As traditional perimeter-based security approaches have become increasingly inadequate in protecting today’s hybrid environments and hybrid workforces, interest in and adoption of ZTNA has skyrocketed. Our outstanding performance in the IDC ZTNA MarketScape report underscores our leadership in delivering effective ZTNA security.

Prisma Access protects the hybrid workforce with the superior security of ZTNA 2.0, connecting all users and all apps with fine-grained access controls while providing behavior-based, continuous-trust verification to dramatically reduce the attack surface. It secures all apps with deep and ongoing security inspection without compromising performance or user experience. In addition, it provides consistent visibility for access and data across the entire enterprise.

In the recent ZTNA MarketScape report, IDC highlighted the flexibility of our ZTNA 2.0 capabilities and deployment models. This allows Prisma Access to “adhere to the most diverse set of end-customer requirements,” while also recognizing our continued investment in delivering “frequent advancements,” as well as our robust feature roadmap. With Prisma Access, our customers are able to seamlessly adopt a Zero Trust approach from a “single, unified product”.

Transform Your Security with a Recognized Leader

We believe this news reaffirms our commitment to designing and delivering best-in-class cybersecurity solutions, like Prisma Access, to help organizations safeguard their applications, users, data and networks without compromise. By delivering a comprehensive and fully integrated cloud-delivered security platform, we help organizations achieve the resilience and trust required to securely transform and embrace today’s digital world.

Download the IDC NESaaS or ZTNA MarketScape report, today, to learn more about why Palo Alto Networks is the right partner for your secure digital transformation.


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