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Palo Alto Networks Adds Linux Support to Traps Endpoint Protection

Palo Alto Networks has updated its Traps endpoint protection solution. Now, Traps version 5.0 helps organizations stop endpoint threats and coordinate enforcement with cloud and network security to prevent cyberattacks, according to a prepared statement.

Key features of Traps version 5.0 include:

  • Cloud-delivered management service.
  • Linux support.
  • Redesigned user interface.
  • Periodic scanning capabilities to help organizations identify dormant malware on endpoints and attached removable drives and automatically quarantine infected files.
  • Integration with the Palo Alto Networks Logging Service for collection of event information and analysis of endpoint, network and cloud data.

Traps version 5.0 is now available to customers worldwide, and the Traps cloud-delivered management service is available in North America and EMEA.

What Is Traps?

Traps prevents known and unknown threats from infecting endpoints and reduces the risk of endpoint infections by blocking malware, exploits and ransomware, according to Palo Alto Networks. It provides protection while endpoints are online and offline, on network and off.

In addition, Traps is integrated with the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, which provides threat analysis, shared intelligence and automated threat containment. Traps also exchanges threat intelligence with the WildFire threat analysis service, Palo Alto Networks indicated, and leverages this intelligence to automatically reprogram itself to prevent malware on an endpoint, in a network or in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application.

What Does the New Traps Release Mean for Palo Alto Networks?

The Traps version 5.0 release is one of several recent moves that could help Palo Alto Networks increase its momentum in the global cybersecurity market.

Palo Alto Networks this month purchased, which provides security and compliance automation for public clouds, as part of a $300 million cash buyout. The transaction is expected to close in Palo Alto Networks' fiscal third quarter.

Meanwhile, Palo Alto Networks in June introduced GlobalProtect for remote offices and mobile users. GlobalProtect is a cloud-based service that safeguards organizations against cyberattacks across globally distributed network and cloud environments, the company said. It also enables organizations to add or remove remote locations and users and establish and adjust security policies as needed.

Palo Alto Networks is a security company that provides next-generation firewalls. Today, the company serves more than 48,000 customers in 150 countries.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.