Forrester Names Prisma Cloud a Leader in Cloud Workload Security

Jan 30, 2024
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Forrester has named Palo Alto Networks a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Workload Security, Q1 2024. To us, this recognition acknowledges not only our cloud workload security excellence but also our understanding of customer needs in the evolving threat landscape.

This recognition comes months after a November 2023 commissioned Total Economic Impact™ study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Palo Alto Networks. The study found that a composite organization representative of our interviewed customers achieved 264% ROI over 3 years from their investment in Prisma ® Cloud.

Getting to Know the Cloud Workload Security Report

The Forrester Wave™ is a rigorous, score-based analysis across vendors and solutions. In their Cloud Workload Security, Q1 2024 report, using 21 predefined criteria, Forrester evaluated 13 vendors they considered top cloud workload security (CWS) platforms.

Not to be confused with cloud workload protection, CWS encompasses a range of critical controls, including cloud security posture management (CSPM), cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM), cloud workload protection, infrastructure as code (IaC) security, container runtime protection, and detection and response. Consolidating these into a single, integrated solution is essential to effectively securing complex cloud environments.

The report states the following when describing Prisma Cloud, “Container runtime protection, reporting and auditing, and detection and response are ahead.”

In addition to scoring vendors’ current offerings, Forrester evaluates vendors based on their strategy using criteria such as vision, innovation and roadmap.

Cloud Workload Security Designed for Better Customer Outcomes

We believe our placement as a Leader in cloud workload security wouldn’t be possible without the support of our customers. Their feedback and insights have shaped our platform, making our offering more effective and user-friendly. As we continue to innovate and expand our capabilities, our goal remains to provide solutions that exceed customer expectations in protecting their applications from code to cloud.

Our platform's value to customers stems from its comprehensive approach to cloud workload security, ensuring robust protection across complex cloud environments. We couldn’t be more proud that Forrester recognized Prisma Cloud as a Leader in Cloud Workload Security. In our view, this validates our position in the market and ability to help our customers address their cybersecurity requirements from code to cloud. It also reinforces our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence and customer satisfaction in cloud workload security.

According to the Forrester report, “Palo Alto Networks has a large mindshare with end users and competitors. Its CWS roadmap is very strong.” The report also states, “The size of the vendor’s CWS user community is ahead of others, as is innovation potential as indicated by technical employee staffing.”

As we forge ahead, we are excited to continue this journey, driven by our dedication to innovation and customer-centricity as a leader among top vendors in the market.

Complete Cloud-Native Security

Prisma Cloud secures your applications from code to cloud across multicloud environments. The platform delivers continuous visibility and threat prevention throughout the application lifecycle, including zero-day threats. With Code to Cloud™ coverage that encompasses code, infrastructure, workloads, data, networks, web applications and APIs security, Prisma Cloud is the platform that addresses your security needs at every step in your cloud journey. With over 4 billion cloud assets secured, you can trust Prisma Cloud to protect your cloud at any scale. Prisma Cloud enables security and DevOps teams to effectively collaborate to accelerate secure cloud-native application development and deployment.

Download the Report

If you’d like to learn more, download a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Workload Security, Q1 2024.


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