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Google Cloud, Palo Alto Networks reinforce partnership deal on cybersecurity

“Security of data is top-of-mind for every customer today, whether they run on-premises or within a single or multi-cloud environment,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem at Google Cloud.

Placing security as its topmost priority, Google Cloud and global cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks are expanding their partnership to help trusted customers stay secure.

Together, the companies will collaborate to bring new offerings to market and to run several Palo Alto Networks services on Google Cloud, combining the expertise of each company in cloud computing and cybersecurity.

As a part of the partnership, Palo Alto Networks says it will continue to leverage Google Cloud Platform to deliver secure access to cloud applications (such as Prisma Access solution) and to provide enterprise-scale security operations (via its Cortex solution). By making these services available on Google Cloud Platform, customers can benefit from increased visibility, continuous compliance, and enhanced security analytics.

The two companies will also deliver new, jointly developed solutions to support security for customers’ multi-cloud environments and to enhance threat detection capabilities. These new solutions will be available beginning in the first half of 2020.

Additionally, Palo Alto Networks says that it is the first cybersecurity partner to meet the specialized security solutions requirements for Google Cloud and to demonstrate customer success, across five key areas: network security (VM-Series), container security (Prisma Cloud), endpoint security (Cortex XDR), vulnerability management (Prisma Cloud) and compliance and governance (Prisma Cloud).

Commenting further Kevin Ichhpurani of Google Cloud said,  “We’re delighted to expand our work with Palo Alto Networks to deliver best-in-class security products and solutions to help customers run their most critical workloads in the cloud, confidently and securely.”

Rahul Sood, Senior Vice President of Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks, commented saying, “By partnering with Google Cloud to deliver a jointly developed security framework for multi-cloud environments and the new integration for threat intelligence, we will simplify how customers secure their cloud-native environments, whether they are single or multi-cloud. Our partnership on Prisma Access allows us to deliver secure access for customers to their cloud applications from more locations. Through our partnership on Cortex, we bring enterprise-scale analytics for prevention detection and threat response on an integrated endpoint, firewall and cloud data on our Cortex platform.”

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