Palo Alto Networks enhances security platform

Palo Alto Networks has enhanced security platform to safely enable applications and prevent cyber breaches.

The advancements are included in the PAN-OS 7.0 release which expands prevention capabilities of the platform through enhanced analysis, automation and operational efficiencies.

The company said new enhancements will help customers block threats from compromising their networks, endpoints and cloud-enabled data centers.

In addition, security professionals can also overcome the inertia caused by the overwhelming volume of alerts and manual processes associated with operating many discrete security products.

The data breach prevention capabilities and operational efficiency are also expanded.

According to the Palo Alto Networks new Automated Correlation Engine identifies and prevents compromised hosts in an organization’s network by correlating patterns to pinpoint malicious activity.

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Also, WildFire Threat intelligence enhancements enable automated analysis of files against multiple versions of applications to identify malware specifically targeting legacy versions.

The other enhancement, new high-capacity Network Processing Cardfor the PA-7050 provides prevention at scale for data center environments with higher 10G port density and new 40G ports.

Additionally, creating security policies and device configurations for next-generation firewall instances is now easier with advanced policy management capabilities within Panorama.

Palo Alto Networks has introduced a new Panorama M-500 management appliance which is suited for data centers and the largest enterprise deployments.

PAN-OS 7.0 is now available to Palo Alto Networks customers with a current support contract.

Last month, Palo Alto acquired CirroSecure, a Silicon Valley-based company, to strengthen SaaS application security offering.

In April, Palo Alto Networks launched its Networks AutoFocus Cyber threat intelligence service.

Shilpa Khatri

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