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Palo Alto Networks and HCL Technologies Power Up Partnership to Boost Managed Security Services Offerings

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Strengthening their digital and cloud transformation capabilities is the incentive for an expanded partnership between Palo Alto Networks and HCL Technologies.

Palo Alto Networks specializes in global cybersecurity solutions, while HCL Technologies focuses on next-generation technology and IT services serving global markets. HCL Technologies, which has a Top 250 MSSP business unit, is partnering with Palo Alto Networks to boost its managed security services, including cloud, incident response and eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities.

Delivering a Zero Trust Enterprise

The partnership is intended to help organizations come closer to becoming a Zero Trust Enterprise — by adopting managed Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), cloud and threat detection and response.

Palo Alto Networks is powering up HCL Technologies in three key areas:

  • HCL Cyber Defense Service for Cloud. HCL's Cloud Security-as-a-Service (CSaaS) and its sub-offering, Cloud Workload Protection (CWP), is an end-to-end security service that will be combined with Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Cloud. This single, unified solution helps secure infrastructure, applications, data and entitlements across the world's largest clouds.
  • HCL Incident Response (IR) Service. This service leverages Palo Alto Networks' Unit42 to help customers investigate and recover from security incidents and data breaches by enabling the containment and eradication of the threat.
  • HCL XDR Service. This service delivers full signal visibility and fidelity. It provides customers with stronger correlation and investigation processes. Faster detection, response and containment of threats using Palo Alto Networks Cortex platform are all part of the package.

A Joint Commitment to Cybersecurity

BJ Jenkins, Palo Alto Networks president, shared the intent behind the partnership with HCL:

"It's essential that businesses think about and adapt to evolving threats. They need robust technology solutions, along with a trusted network of security and service providers, to guide them. HCL Technologies has a proven record of delivering cutting-edge technology services to help customers expedite the process of transformation, and together we are committed to creating the security solutions our global customers require to stay ahead of cyberthreats."

Jagadeshwar Gattu, HCL Technologies Digital Foundation president, added what the partnership means for his company:

"Cybersecurity is fundamental to building a strong digital foundation for any business transformation. Our strategic partnership with Palo Alto Networks will enable us to drive the digital transformation journeys of our mutual customers in a secure and resilient manner."

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.