Beijing, May 11, 2021 – Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) (Palo Alto Networks), a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced innovative capabilities for Prisma® Cloud to help businesses ensure that all workloads are protected by Protect. The new capabilities also improve automation and detection, simplify compliance checks, and increase visibility into container and host malware threats. Additionally, Palo Alto Networks introduced the industry’s first cloud-native attack dashboard to extend the MITRE ATT&CK® framework.
Varun Badhwar, senior vice president of Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks, said, “Enterprises still have a large number of unprotected workloads and lack an effective or unified way to protect them. Often, they manage multiple single-purpose security solutions to protect these workload stacks have the potential to create operational burdens and security vulnerabilities for enterprises. The new capabilities introduced today further strengthen our commitment to providing comprehensive cloud workload protection in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. DevOps teams now Workloads and applications can be built and deployed quickly and efficiently, while helping security teams provide protection.”
Prisma Cloud’s new capabilities for cloud workload protection include:
l Automatic host detection and automatic protection: Prisma Cloud can now automatically detect unprotected virtual machines (VMs) running on AWS®, Microsoft Azure® and Google Cloud Platform (GCP®) and seamlessly deploy the Prisma Cloud Defender agent , to ensure that the virtual machine is protected.
l Industry’s first comprehensive attack framework for various threats to cloud-native workloads: Prisma Cloud’s new interactive dashboard extends the MITRE ATT&CK framework to provide a comprehensive view of the entire cloud-native application portfolio. This helps businesses assess their defenses against specific threat scenarios and provides emergency incident response and remediation capabilities. The attack framework was developed by Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks’ threat research and advisory team.
l Anti-malware capabilities in runtime and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) scenarios: Prisma Cloud now includes Palo Alto Networks WildFire® intelligence through new anti-malware and defenses for hosts and containers capabilities that enable additional runtime protection and deeper visibility into malware threats starting in the build process before software deployment.
l Simplify compliance for host, container, and serverless applications: Prisma Cloud Compliance Explorer simplifies compliance visibility into leading frameworks and CIS (Center for Internet Security), including updates to the latest benchmarks that join existing six certification. Additionally, the new user interface provides a compliance solution for implementing the Docker DISA STIG (Defense Information Systems Agency Security Technology Implementation Guide).
l Open source license analysis and expanded software composition analysis: Prisma Cloud adds support for scanning code repositories using the twistcli command-line interface, and new support for scanning GitHub enterprise repositories. In addition, Prisma Cloud includes advanced license detection to identify open source licenses in software packages, combined with license compliance regulations, to monitor and manage usage across the enterprise.
“Enterprises today are running their cloud-native applications in a variety of forms, including cloud virtual machines, containers, Kubernetes, and serverless architectures, which require Protection. The latest enhancements to Prisma Cloud improve its security capabilities, with a single unified solution to protect both containers and modern applications on Kubernetes, as well as the underlying virtual machines.”
Prisma Cloud Compute version is now available with the above new features, and Prisma Cloud Enterprise version will fully roll out the new features in late May.