Why Palo Alto Networks Was Named Google Cloud Partner of the Year

Sep 21, 2023
3 minutes

As businesses embrace increased use of cloud-delivered services across their organizations and global footprints, they also take on new security challenges. It’s a paradox tied to the growing cloud ecosystem that is pivotal to driving modern digital strategies. According to a recent survey from Google and Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a majority of survey respondents say that they use multiple cloud services (infrastructure as a service providers), and predictions point to even wider adoption.

For Palo Alto Networks, partnerships that combine our industry-leading engineering with industry-leading cloud infrastructure and service providers, like Google Cloud, is the way forward on security. Google Cloud has recognized this commitment by recently awarding Palo Alto Networks its 2023 Technology Partner of the Year for three important categories: Marketplace Security, Security Infrastructure and Configuration, Vulnerability Management, as well as governance, risk and compliance (GRC).

Palo Alto Networks was Named Google Cloud Partner of the Year.
The Palo Alto Networks booth at the Google Cloud Partner of the Year award show.

Today, organizations have numerous business objectives that are driven by advanced digital platforms. These initiatives require secure access for hybrid workforces and consistent policies as applications migrate and are refactored in the cloud. Successfully protecting your data, workforce and business in this multicloud landscape, with many attack surfaces, requires deeply integrated and consolidated tool sets. These solutions must provide pervasive, highly sophisticated security capabilities, as well as comprehensive operational visibility and control.

These Technology Partner of the Year awards underscore our expanding partnership with Google Cloud. We share a mutual dedication to improve cloud security, as well as the progress we’ve made in protecting our joint customers from today’s and tomorrow’s cyberthreats.

By combining our industry-leading security engineering with Google Cloud’s industry-leading cloud infrastructure and services, we’re providing advanced protection for every stage of a customer’s digital journey. We want customers to feel secure from the formative steps of lifting workloads into the cloud, to expanding digital innovation across platforms, to reaching new levels of business scale and velocity.

Protecting these journeys requires alignment and modernization of infrastructure (lift and shift), applications (refactoring) and user access models (Zero Trust). It requires an advanced AI drive security operations transformation across all IT domains, leveraging machine learning and sophisticated models to minimize human interventions and unguarded sides.

Our relationship with Google Cloud is based on a deep engineering relationship, yielding integrated solutions that help customers achieve better digital outcomes. Our partnership can help your organization eliminate tradeoffs between a cloud-native experience and best-in-class security. We have more than 50 co-engineered integrations, helping to improve and protect hybrid workers, cloud migrations and application modernization efforts.

We’re honored to be recognized by Google Cloud as 2023 Technology Partner of the Year in three vital security categories. We remain committed to our mutual goals of outpacing cyberthreats, helping customers at every stage of their cloud journey, and creating a world where tomorrow is more secure than today.

Explore the dynamic partnership between Palo Alto Networks and Google Cloud, and delve deeper into our recent award at the Google Cloud Partner of the Year page.

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