Bringing ZTNA 2.0 to the Hybrid Workforce in France

We have seen a decade’s worth of digital transformation take place in just a couple of years. As a result, business leaders worldwide are now focused on driving greater business resiliency, workforce flexibility, and continued innovation. This shift has proven especially true for businesses and organizations operating in France, where the pandemic rapidly accelerated hybrid work.

We are excited to announce the expansion of Prisma Access—our leading cloud-native security service edge (SSE) platform that delivers Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) 2.0 with the best user experience—to a new Google Cloud region in France. This new location broadens the Prisma Access footprint within France and will help accelerate the business and organizational migration to hybrid work with:

  • superior cloud-delivered security for users, devices, data, and applications—regardless of their location
  • increased service resiliency with a multi-cloud SASE approach
  • exceptional user experience with the industry’s lowest latency

Zero Trust Network Access 2.0 for the cloud-first, modern world

Organizations need to provide their hybrid workforce access to applications and sensitive company data from anywhere. This has dramatically exploded an already vast attack surface, and this situation hasn’t gone unnoticed by cyber adversaries.

Increasingly sophisticated and highly evasive threats, along with the rise in ransomware, are putting pressure on legacy virtual private network (VPN) and traditional ZTNA 1.0 approaches. Businesses and organizations today need a new approach to operate successfully and securely in a digital, cloud-first world. This approach is ZTNA 2.0.

Organizations conducting business in France can now gain the benefits of ZTNA 2.0, delivered from Prisma Access with:

  • Least-privileged access. Enables precise access control at the application and sub application levels, independent of network constructs such as IP addresses and port numbers.
  • Continuous trust verification. After access is granted to an application, continuous trust assessment continues based on changes in device posture, user behavior and application behavior.
  • Continuous security inspection. Uses deep, continuous inspection of all application traffic, including for allowed connections, to help prevent threats, including zero-day threats.
  • Protection of all data. Provides consistent control of data across all applications, including private applications and SaaS applications, with a single data loss prevention (DLP) policy.
  • Security for all applications. Consistently protects all types of applications in use across the enterprise, including modern cloud-native applications, private legacy applications and SaaS applications.

Prisma Access uses Google Cloud Platform’s hyperscale architecture to provide organizations and businesses the superior security of ZTNA 2.0 across a high-performance, low latency, multi-cloud backbone to achieve the highest degree of service resiliency with interzone and intercloud failover support from one cloud provider to another.

This unique architecture delivers the industry’s only ZTNA 2.0 cybersecurity that ensures great digital experiences for hybrid workers across France, backed by the best service level agreements (SLAs).

Commitment to Our French Customers

We are committed to securing our French customers in this time of changing business landscape. With our expansion of Prisma Access to a new Google Cloud location, organizations across France can now better fortify themselves against cyber attacks, whether their company’s operating model is office-only, fully remote, or hybrid.

As the global leader in cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks deeply understands the unique requirements of the French cybersecurity landscape and business environments, and we are excited to extend our hyperscale security solution to help secure organizations and accelerate their growth ambitions.