Imagination Technologies Group has more than 25 years of experience in designing and licensing intellectual property (IP) processor solutions. Headquartered in the UK, the organisation’s computing, graphics, and artificial intelligence (AI) IP delivers security, performance, and low power consumption in the smallest silicon area, enabling chip makers to develop new innovations in digital products.
Three years ago, Imagination’s cybersecurity infrastructure and operations were struggling to keep pace with business growth. With revenues climbing across all sectors and geographies – and an overriding need to protect semiconductor IP – multiple security challenges were emerging.
It was time for Imagination to re-imagine cybersecurity.
In response to the limits and gaps in their security posture, Imagination Technologies launched their “Cyber Transformation Programme” to take proactive control of cyber risks. Palo Alto Networks was an early partner in this forward-thinking strategy. “The flexible ‘beachhead’ agreement with Palo Alto Networks gave us a suite of security tools to trial for 12 months to see what worked for us. This gave us exposure to ‘the art of the possible’” says Paul.
Imagination had previously deployed Palo Alto Networks ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) in their data centre – “One of the best moves we ever made,” says Paul. This experience and the “beachhead” agreement led to the defining of several requirements:
The Cyber Transformation Programme introduced a dedicated security operations (SecOps) team, leveraging the Palo Alto Networks portfolio to create a no-compromise security posture. “Our philosophy is ‘do it right, do it once’ – and Palo Alto Networks gives us that capability. Across network, endpoint, and cloud security, the technologies are proven, agile, and highly flexible,” says Paul.
The deployed portfolio includes:
“This is frictionless no-compromise security at its very best,” says Paul, commenting on the portfolio. “Everything connects seamlessly with Palo Alto Networks – the technologies, the people, and the future roadmap.”
The benefits include:
The wraparound support team are also part of Imagination’s fabric. “We’re not just a small customer at a big supplier. Customer Success, Unit 42, and executive support are continually looking after our best interests,” Paul explains. “Palo Alto Networks leadership came to understand how they could help Imagination Technologies with their teams through the Executive Briefing Centre and listened to our needs.”