Palo Alto Networks Unveils Cloud Security Platform based on Machine Learning

Palo Alto Networks has launched its Next-Generation Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution that employs machine learning to improve the security of SaaS environments and other collaborative applications. Palo Alto Networks’ new Next-Generation CASB utilizes cutting-edge technologies like machine learning and natural language processing to discover new apps and monitor for potential security issues.

Photo Anand Oswal, senior vice president of Network Security for Palo Alto Networks
“Palo Alto Networks’ new Next-Generation CASB uses the latest technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing to find new apps and watch for potential security issues,” said Anand Oswal, senior vice president of Network Security for Palo Alto Networks.

The Next-Generation CASB from Palo Alto Networks would enable enterprises to safely deploy SaaS by automatically securing new apps, accurately safeguarding critical data in real time, and blocking known and unknown attacks with best-in-class threat detection and prevention.

“SaaS applications have become far too important and popular for a superficial approach to security,” said Anand Oswal, senior vice president of Network Security for Palo Alto Networks. “In addition, while collaboration apps are now the lifeblood of hybrid and remote workforces’ productivity, traditional SaaS security has not focused on these apps or kept up with this change. Palo Alto Networks’ new Next-Generation CASB solves this using the latest technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing to find new apps and watch for potential security issues – giving organizations a modern, spectacular CASB designed for today’s SaaS environment.”

Next-Generation CASB

This Next-Generation CASB solution has been completely integrated with Prisma SASE, one of the industry’s most comprehensive SASE solutions, as well as all form factors of Palo Alto Networks’ Next-Generation Firewalls, to deliver the following benefits:

  • Thousands of SaaS apps are automatically detected and secured, including one of the industry’s greatest number of unsanctioned, tolerated, and sanctioned apps, such as collaboration apps
  • Protect sensitive data accurately and in real time with one of the industry’s most complete cloud-delivered business DLPs, which now includes machine learning (ML), “superior” optical character recognition (OCR), and natural language processing (NLP).
  • With one of the industry’s most comprehensive cloud-delivered security platforms while utilizing 15 years of malware research and prevention innovation, you can help thwart known, unknown, and zero-day threats

“Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation CASB represents an updated approach to cloud access security brokers (CASB), designed to align with changing enterprise needs,” said ESG Senior Analyst John Grady. “Through integrations with Palo Alto Networks Prisma SASE and Next-Generation Firewalls, Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation CASB provides a simpler and more cost- effective approach to CASB, while maintaining the broad application visibility and accurate threat and content inspection organizations require to secure the usage of cloud applications.”

Next-Generation CASB from Palo Alto Networks is now available for Next-Generation Firewalls and will be offered through Prisma Access in January 2022.

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