Prisma Cloud Delivered 264% ROI Forrester Consulting TEI Study Finds

Dec 12, 2023
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The Importance of Code to CloudTM Security

A lot goes into getting cloud security right. Comprehensive, contextual visibility and control are necessary for maintaining security posture. Code security must seamlessly integrate with development processes to prevent vulnerabilities from perpetuating across the application lifecycle. And defensive runtime protection is a must for detecting threats and preventing breaches.

Ultimately, cloud security requires an intelligent, Code to CloudTM approach, a cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) designed to identify, contextualize and eliminate risk from the earliest stages of development through to runtime.

Prisma Cloud Solves Top Security Challenges

Palo Alto Networks commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Prisma® Cloud. Forrester interviewed four customers with experience using Prisma Cloud to understand the benefits and value of their investment. Forrester then aggregated the interviewees’ experiences and combined the results into a composite organization of 15,000 employees operating globally.

The interviewed customers shared that they faced challenges achieving effective posture management and ensuring that newly developed services, APIs and applications were secure in the cloud. They also indicated that a solution capable of consolidating cloud security management didn’t seem to exist. After the investment in Prisma Cloud, interviewees were able to eliminate these challenges, consolidating cloud security management and securing new code in the development stage.

Understanding the ROI of Prisma Cloud

Key results from the investment interviewees made in Prisma Cloud included the reduction of SecOps effort, reduction of DevOps effort, and a direct reduction in possible breach costs.

Summary of benefits of Prisma Cloud
Graphic 1: Summary of benefits of Prisma Cloud

264% ROI over Three Years

By deploying Prisma Cloud, organizations improved security outcomes by consolidating security management, adopting shift left security practices and improving efficiency for cloud security enforcement. This led to a 264% ROI in the span of 3 years with $6.9 million in net present value (NPV) for the composite organization.

Read a complimentary copy of the 2023 Total Economic ImpactTM study of Prisma Cloud.

Quantified Benefits for Security, Compliance and DevOps Teams

Forty-eight percent SecOps team efficiency lift for cloud enforcement

Prisma Cloud delivered improved visibility into cloud security posture, streamlined risk management and simplified remediation, enabling organizations to improve SecOps efficiency and reduce the time spent on configuring and enforcing policies.

Sixty percent time reduction in DevOps efforts fixing vulnerabilities and misconfigurations

By making it easy to shift security left, Prisma Cloud enabled organizations to fix issues before deployment, reducing the need for rework and eliminating potential future security incidents.

$2.8 million in material breach risk reduction savings

Prisma Cloud reduced the probability of material security breaches that could lead to the loss or compromise of data. This helped organizations avoid the internal and external costs associated with breaches.

Ninety percent reduction in time to produce and verify compliance reports, with up to 67% reduction in audit times

As a Code to Cloud platform designed to provide a comprehensive view into security posture, Prisma Cloud created significant efficiencies for security professionals and made it easy to demonstrate compliance status.

Learn More

Prisma Cloud is the industry’s most complete cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP), with the industry’s broadest security and compliance coverage for infrastructure, workloads and applications.

To learn more about the quantified (and unquantified) benefits that Prisma Cloud delivers for organizations around the world — and get a framework for evaluating the potential financial impact of Prisma Cloud for your organization — download the Forrester Consulting 2023 Total Economic ImpactTM study of Prisma Cloud.

The Total Economic Impact™ of Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud is a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Palo Alto Networks, December 2023.


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