SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced the availability of Magnifier, a cloud-based behavioral analytics application delivered through Palo Alto Networks Application Framework that allows organizations to rapidly identify and prevent threats.
As part of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, Magnifier applies machine learning to rich network, endpoint, and cloud data, precisely detecting and preventing targeted attacks, insider abuse, and endpoint compromise.
Attackers who gain access to a network can steal, modify or destroy sensitive data while they blend in with legitimate users. Often, they can infiltrate organizations and dwell inside networks for months or even years without being detected. Simultaneously, the volume of alerts legacy threat monitoring systems generate and the emergence of multiple point products aimed at solving singular security issues both pose serious challenges for cybersecurity teams trying to manually oppose targeted attacks and insider threats.
According to the December 2017 Forrester® Research report "Five Steps to a Zero Trust Network," written by analysts Stephanie Balaouras, Chase Cunningham and Peter Cerrato, "Manual security operations slow breach detection and response, leaving data and systems vulnerable to attacks or giving attackers more time to exfiltrate data and cause lasting damage to the environment."
Palo Alto Networks Magnifier delivers the first easily consumed cloud-based behavioral analytics offering to automatically identify and prevent attackers from dwelling inside networks and successfully executing cyberattacks. Its tight integration with Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, along with Palo Alto Networks Logging Service, enables highly accurate attack detection powered by scalable, agile, cloud-based machine learning.
Magnifier behavioral analytics offers several new, innovative capabilities, including:
Magnifier behavioral analytics is a subscription-based service targeted for general availability in February 2018.
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