With the Philippines posed to increase its data center capacity to approximately 300 megawatts by the year 2025, ePLDT, an ICT subsidiary of the PLDT Group, is partnering with Palo Alto Networks, a cybersecurity solution provider, for cloud security solutions.
The PLDT Group has a total of 10 data centers accounting for 65% of the total power generated by the industry. The data center which is currently in construction in Sta. Rosa, Laguna (south of the capital Manila) is expected to have a power capacity of 100MW.
Palo Alto Networks will be providing its VM-Series virtual firewalls, Prisma Access, and Prisma Cloud solutions, for ePLDT’s enhanced visibility, cloud security policy compliance, and audit capabilities across hybrid and multicloud environments within the company and for their enterprise customers.
“Palo Alto Network offers a comprehensive Zero Trust framework that includes the best-in-class network security platform,” Alexis Bernardino, customer field CISO/chief cybersecurity evangelist at ePLDT, said in a media briefing.
According to Steven Scheurmann, regional VP of Palo Alto Networks for ASEAN, the Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries in terms of cybersecurity citing that the country is a target for (Distributed Denial-of-Service) DDoS attacks.
“Companies are expecting a breach coming in the next six months,” he said.
With organizations either in the midst of — or still just jumpstarting — their digital transformation primarily migrating their infrastructure to the cloud, ePLDT said it is committed to supporting enterprise customers to achieve end-to-end cloud security coverage with Palo Alto Networks.
Palo Alto Networks offers platform consolidation, compatibility, and interoperability with cloud service providers and applications.
“Our work with ePLDT demonstrates both our capability in providing end-to-end cloud security solutions, without compromising speed, and our commitment to reaching more organizations and helping them to meet the demands of today’s digital environment,” Scheurmann said.