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Palo Alto Networks Completes Aporeto Acquisition


Palo Alto Networks has completed the acquisition of Aporeto, a company that provides a Zero Trust Cloud Security Platform and machine identity-based micro-segmentation. The company previously announced plans to acquire Aporeto for approximately $150 million last month.

Palo Alto Networks has integrated Aporeto's Zero Trust Cloud Security Platform into its Cloud Native Security Platform delivered by Prisma Cloud, the companies said. In addition, Aporeto co-founders Dimitri Stiliadis and Satyam Sinha will join Palo Alto Networks as part of the transaction.

A Closer Look at Aporeto's Zero Trust Cloud Security Platform

Aporeto's Zero Trust Cloud Security Platform offers a software-as-a-service-based (SaaS-based) cloud workload security solution for distributed firewall, Kubernetes network security and secure access to applications and infrastructure for hybrid cloud environments, according to the company. Now, the platform enables Cloud Native Security Platform users to identify workloads and apply micro-segmentation across their infrastructure.

Furthermore, Aporeto offers a partner program that enables MSSPs, MSPs and CSPs to incorporate its Zero Trust cloud security solutions into their portfolios. Aporeto partners include technology distributor Synnex and Fishtech Group, a cybersecurity services provider with a Top 200 MSSP segment.

For a closer look at Palo Alto Networks' MSSP (managed security services provider) partner strategy, check out the company's Ignite20 cybersecurity conference in June 2020.

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.