Palo Alto Networks Broadens Technology Partner Program with New
Authentication, Security Risk Management, Network Monitoring And Availability
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Palo Alto Networks™ (NYSE:
PANW), the network security company, has announced new partnerships within
itsTechnology Partner Program– a program committed to delivering integrated
solutions that fundamentally improve network security for enterprises. These
newly announced partnerships further the company's commitment to providing
interoperability between its Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) platform and
leading technologies in authentication and access control, security risk
management, and network monitoring and availability.
"These partnerships center around arming enterprises with validated solutions
of our industry's most innovative technologies," said Chad Kinzelberg, vice
president of Business and Corporate Development for Palo Alto Networks. "This
particular set of partners is focused on helping customers deploy their
Next-Generation Firewall in highly mobile and virtualized environments that
require secure access, proactive risk management and unparalleled visibility
into the network. "
Strong Authentication and Access for the Mobile Workforce
Palo Alto Networks has strengthened its alliance with authentication partners
to enable its mutual customers to take advantage of flexible and secure
authentication platforms for internal and remote users accessing corporate
applications and data from any location. New authentication and access
technology partners include:
RSA – this collaboration ensures interoperability between Palo Alto Networks
Next-Generation Firewalls with RSA SecurID^® hardware, software and smartphone
authenticators. This multi-factor authentication platform from RSA is
engineered to provide additional strength and security before allowing access
to corporate applications and data.
SafeNet – this partnership ensures interoperability between Palo Alto Networks
Next-Generation Firewalls with SafeNet's multi-factor Authentication solutions
to ensure authenticity of users accessing the enterprise network. To address
varying threat levels, SafeNet's versatile authentication solutions provide
mutual customers with the right combination of authentication methods.
Swivel – this partnership enables customers to deploy a variety of easy-to-use
strong authentication methods based on Swivel's Authentication Platform.
Swivel's mobile-based authentication is available on all mobile platforms and
acts as the second-factor authentication using the unique PINsafe algorithm to
generate one-time codes.
Bradford Networks – this partnership leverages user and device information
obtained by Bradford Networks Network Sentry from a non-corporate device, such
as employee, contractor or guest owned laptop, tablets, and smartphones,
enabling the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls to apply granular
security policies to these devices to mitigate potential threats.
Security Risk Management to aid compliance
New partnerships with security risk management solution providers ensure that
mutual customers have access to a broader set of network security information
and data for more complete risk analysis, compliance reporting and policy and
device management. New security risk management partners include:
RedSeal – this partnership makes it possible to better pinpoint weaknesses and
risk through complete end-to-end security visualization, predictive network
threat modeling and metrics for situational awareness and compliance gaps.
RedSeal collects information from Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation
Firewalls and other networking devices to create a navigable topology map for
network modeling, risk analysis and continuous audit and control monitoring.
Skybox Security – this partnership prevents cyber attacks by integrating
information from Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls with predictive
analytics offered by Skybox solutions, which further identifies ways to block
risky access and vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. In addition,
the integration provides signature configuration and reporting on
next-generation firewall feature sets such as integrated Intrusion Prevention
Signatures (IPS), and complete support for next-generation access and rule
compliance at the user and application level.
Network Monitoring and Availability
New partnerships in the network monitoring and access segment assist mutual
customers in ensuring comprehensive network visibility and intelligence as
well as uninterrupted access during network interruptions. These new partners
Lancope – this partnership provides visibility and threat intelligence across
the internal networks through market-leading NetFlow analytics and reporting.
Lancope StealthWatch System consumes NetFlow records from Palo Alto Networks
Next-Generation Firewalls to deliver in-depth insight needed to detect and
remediate network and security problems.
Interface Masters – this partnership ensures interoperability betweenPalo
Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls and Interface Masters Niagara bypass
switch to ensure continuous network monitoring, availability, and mitigation
under planned or unplanned device failures and interruptions to network
Garland Technology – this partnership ensures interoperability betweenPalo
Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls and Garland Technology's line of
portable, modular and integrated bypass switches to ensure continuous network
monitoring, availability, and mitigation under planned or unplanned device
failures and interruptions to network services.
RSA: "Enabling secure authentication is a critical component to ensuring that
applications are safely enabled," said Sean Brady, director of Product
Marketing in the RSA Identity & Data Protection group. "Our interoperability
partnership signifies the continued commitmentthat Palo Alto Networks has in
providing enterprises with strong authentication for its NGFW technology."
SafeNet: "Today's decentralized business environments demand a new approach to
securing high value data," said Andrew Young, vice president of Product
Management and Authentication, SafeNet. "In order to ensure that the data
remains secure, username and one time password approaches are no longer
sufficient. By combining Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls with
SafeNet's strong, two-factor authentication, enterprises can meet strict
compliance requirements with an elegant solution that ensures the utmost
Swivel: "Following the launch of Swivel Secure in the US earlier this month,
we are delighted that Palo Alto Networks has chosen to work with Swivel to
ensure interoperability of Swivel authentication platform with its
Next-Generation Firewall," said Fraser Thomas, vice president International
for Swivel Secure. "As Swivel continues to gain traction in the US in 2013, we
look forward to working with Palo Alto Networks to develop our relationship
RedSeal: "RedSeal Networks and Palo Alto Networks are getting a step ahead of
the competition by delivering integration that provides customers with
previously unattainable capabilities to visualize and control network security
– ultimately for the protection of critical business assets," said Parveen
Jain, CEO of RedSeal Networks. "RedSeal continues to expand its integration
with third-party network and security devices, enabling customers to identify
risk and predict threat paths throughout the network down to the most granular
Skybox Security: "We are pleased to partner with Palo Alto Networks to provide
support for next-generation firewall management processes," said Gidi Cohen,
CEO of Skybox Security. "Skybox enables organizations to quickly and securely
migrate to Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls by validating the
deployment plan and optimizing legacy rule sets before implementation to
ensure accuracy. Once deployed, Skybox streamlines policy management for both
traditional and next-generation firewalls, and integrates Palo Alto Networks'
capabilities with a complete security risk management ecosystem."
Bradford Networks: "BYOD is now an unstoppable force across the industry;
however, the proliferation of consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets
accessing the network creates new challenges for IT teams tasked with managing
access to enterprise resources," said Vincent Ma, vice president of business
development for Bradford Networks. "The partnership between Bradford Networks
and Palo Alto Networks adds mobile device perspective, including the user,
device type and its location, to provide companies with full visibility and
control over corporate or personally owned devices connecting to their
networks –and enabling a complete and secure BYOD strategy."
Lancope: "By combining Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls with
market leading NetFlow analysis and reporting from Lancope's StealthWatch
System, enterprises gain pervasive visibility and threat context across the
internal network," said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. "Widely
deployed across Global 2000 enterprise networks, StealthWatch is a key
component of the defense in depth strategy, enabling rapid incident response
to minimize costly downtime and limit potential damage."
Interface Masters: "Interface Masters is pleased to partner with Palo Alto
Networks to provide a fully tested plug-and-play next-generation firewall that
works seamlessly with leading bypass to protect Gigabit, 10 Gibabit and 40
Gigabit networks," said Ehud Yuhjtman, president of Interface Masters. "The
combined solution addresses network operators requirements for high
availability, hitless network connectivity protection, fully secure network
management and comprehensive event notifications."
Garland Technology: "We are excited to be part of Palo Alto Networks
Technology Partnership program," said Chris Bihary, CEO and Co-owner of
Garland Technology. "Our products work very well together since we are an
enabling technology for inline deployment of Palo Alto Networks
Next-Generation Firewall. Garland's bypass TAP technology is the access point
for connecting next-generation firewalls actively in-line for Gigabit, 10
Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Networks without having to worry about network
downtime, maintenance, or troubleshooting."
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its innovative platform
allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their
networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number
of applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto Networks
platform is its Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user,
and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its
proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks products
and services can address a broad range of network security requirements, from
the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed
enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile
devices. Palo Alto Networks' products are used by more than 9,000 customers in
over 100 countries. For more information, visitwww.paloaltonetworks.com.
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