SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, today announced its Traps™ endpoint protection and response product has achieved the designation of "In Process" for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This achievement marks an important milestone for Traps, which combines multiple methods of prevention to provide endpoint security.

Traps stops threats and coordinates enforcement with network and cloud security to prevent successful cyberattacks. It blocks known and unknown malware, exploits, and ransomware by observing attack techniques and behaviors. Additionally, it enables organizations to automatically stop and respond to sophisticated attacks by using behavioral threat protection techniques with data collected from the endpoint, network and cloud.

"We are thrilled to achieve the FedRAMP 'In Process' status for Traps and look forward to providing U.S. agencies with endpoint protection and response capabilities that leverage the power and scale of machine learning and AI to prevent sophisticated attacks," said Nick Urick, vice president of Federal Sales for Palo Alto Networks and president of Palo Alto Networks Public Sector, LLC. "This milestone signifies that the U.S. public sector has confidence in the security and threat prevention capabilities of our cloud-based offering and demonstrates our commitment to protecting the U.S. federal government."

U.S. federal government agencies are increasingly embracing the cloud to reduce the cost of shared service delivery, deploy services faster and better engage citizens in the digital age. The Federal IT modernization plan prioritizes adoption of commercial cloud services as a key initiative for federal agencies.

FedRAMP provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for U.S. government agencies as they move to the cloud and use cloud-based products and services. Federal agencies depend on this program to help them protect the confidentiality and integrity of data. The program also increases agencies' confidence in the security of cloud technologies. The "In Process" designation is a key milestone for companies seeking FedRAMP certification and indicates that Palo Alto Networks is on track for Traps to be FedRAMP-certified.

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