Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Cloud updates simplify multiple products management

The latest updates on Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Cloud, a cloud-native security platform, hopes to help organizations manage their end-to-end solutions to protect applications.

Many organizations are moving their processes and operations to the cloud as part of their digital transformation. Information security can sometimes get complex even for technical people.

Palo Alto Networks said the enhancements now equip Prisma Cloud with “the most accurate” web application firewall (WAF) capabilities. The updates on the Prisma Cloud “ensures scalability, automated protection, and integrated protection for defense in depth” when securing cloud-native applications.

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“Customers want as much protection as possible, delivered as simply as possible across the cloud-native continuum — securing hosts, containers and Kubernetes, and serverless functions — both at runtime and across the application lifecycle,” said Varun Badhwar, senior vice president for product, Prisma Cloud, at Palo Alto Networks. “Many organizations are moving to the cloud and need to protect applications end-to-end, starting from infrastructure and going all the way to the application layer. Prisma Cloud delivers the best-of-breed and comprehensive solution designed to protect these organizations from third-party attacks.”


According to Palo Alto Networks, Prisma Cloud can deliver cloud workload protection capabilities through a number of distinct modules including host security, container security, and web application and API security (WAAS).

Prisma Cloud WAAS customers can now manage web bots and decide how to handle access for different bot types. Users have customizable visibility and protection covering known, unknown, and user-defined bots. It can now defend against application-layer denial-of-service (DoS) attacks by applying rate controls.

The enhancement also allows compliance for virtual machines with custom compliance checks for operating systems, orchestrators, and runtime configurations.

Prisma Cloud now has deeper Kubernetes integration with enhanced Kubernetes cluster awareness. This makes it simpler to gain quick visibility, manage security policies and view runtime audits via Kubernetes cluster filters. For CRI-O, Prisma Cloud maps 25 specific compliance checks to CRI-O across containers, images, and host configurations.