VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced GlobalProtect™ cloud service, a new offering that provides the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security infrastructure as a cloud-based service for remote offices and mobile users.
The new Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect cloud service will enable customers to utilize the preventive capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, including application visibility and control, Threat Prevention, URL Filtering, and WildFire™ threat analysis service, to secure remote networks and mobile users. With this new service, widely distributed organizations can improve security while reducing the complexity of managing costly, time-consuming and cumbersome global deployments.
The ever-growing population of mobile users, a distributed workforce and cloud applications are forcing organizations to evolve their cybersecurity infrastructure, which has traditionally focused on securing the corporate network. To extend security to remote networks and mobile users, typical approaches – such as backhauling traffic to the corporate network or using multiple point products – can be difficult to manage, costly, and produce inconsistencies in security policies and protections. When hundreds or even thousands of devices must be delivered, deployed and maintained across all remote locations, the result is often an efficient yet limited security solution with a heavy footprint, resulting in security deficiencies that can leave an organization vulnerable to cyberattacks.
The new GlobalProtect cloud service offering eliminates the operational hurdles posed by traditional distributed security infrastructure approaches and delivers the preventive capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to provide customers with consistent protections needed to prevent successful cyberattacks across globally distributed network and cloud environments.
With this new offering, Palo Alto Networks will manage and maintain a multi-tenant, cloud-based security infrastructure. Customers can quickly and easily add or remove remote locations and users, and establish and adjust security policies as needed. This flexible, always-on and up-to-date new security service can help customers easily scale to meet growth demands and achieve consistent security throughout their organizations' computing environments – no matter where devices or users reside – at a predictable cost.
– Colin Bruce, infrastructure architect, Teck Resources Limited
– Lee Klarich, executive vice president, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect cloud service offers:
The GlobalProtect cloud service is targeted for general availability in August 2017. GlobalProtect service for remote networks will be licensed according to bandwidth requirements, from 200 Mbps to 100,000 Mbps. GlobalProtect service for mobile users will be licensed per user, from 200 users to over 100,000.
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