From pain medication to gene therapy, from clinical trials to regulatory approval, the modern pharmaceutical industry is built on research and information flow. Ensuring both the integrity of data in pharmaceutical operations as well as the protection of the resulting intellectual property are equally important to success. The safety and integrity of plant operations are equally vital to the company’s success. Effectively protecting the IT and OT networks in today’s broad-reaching pharmaceutical networks requires a modernized security approach. The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform is the solution of choice for many modern pharmaceutical companies.
While organizations have gained operational flexibility and lowered data center costs by deploying virtualization solutions, the true promise of a secure, agile, extensible, and flexible private cloud continues to be elusive. One of the key barriers is the ability to deploy security services at the same pace as virtual machine deployments without compromising the level of protection needed. VMware and Palo Alto Networks have partnered to address these challenges.
One of the core Amazon® Web Services (AWS®) values is the ability to scale
your applications dynamically as traffic demands dictate. AWS Elastic Load
Balancing (AWS ELB) and AWS Auto Scaling allow you to add new resources,
such as a web server, to your AWS VPC based on observed, increased traffic.
To serve their citizens, federal/national, state and local governments must gather, create, or process sensitive information. As various high-profile breaches have demonstrated, this data is not sufficiently protected, particularly from the insiders whose actions are responsible for the majority of public sector security incidents. Traditional network security focuses on detecting outsiders attempting to steal data or disrupt network operations, but does little to monitor or limit the actions of legitimate users that make mistakes or deliberately misuse data. User and directory controls verify legitimate users, but they won't prevent accidental disclosure of sensitive data, exfiltration of sensitive data by legitimate users, or insiders with stolen credentials from accessing data. Preventing security incidents and protecting government information requires a comprehensive, organization-wide access approach that can accommodate the context of individual users, the data they need access to, and the limits on what they can do with that data. The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform prevents security incidents while fully enabling user productivity by granting access contextually to those who need it, and denying it to all others. This, coupled with denying all applications that are not needed by the organization, immediately reduces a government organization’s threat posture.
When it comes to the use of software as a service (SaaS) applications within your organization, what you don’t know can hurt you. Like wolves in sheep’s clothing, unsanctioned or uncontrolled SaaS apps are probably sitting on your network right now, seemingly harmless and unobtrusive, enabling users to collaborate and do their jobs more productively. That is, until suddenly and without warning, they begin wreaking all sorts of havoc on your business, including data exposure, malware distribution and insertion, information leakage, and regulatory non-compliance.
With the emergence of an application-driven economy and the persistent risk of cyberattacks, enterprises large and small are finding it critical to maintain highly available and continuous next-generation security protection for their network infrastructure.
You chose Panorama™ to enhance management functionality, improve visibility across your deployment of next-generation firewalls, and streamline your rule base. But you could take advantage of some additional benefits by slightly changing the way you have deployed
the product. Let’s explore how you can get the most out of your Panorama deployment.