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Palo Alto Networks Unveils SaaS Security Posture Management

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Palo Alto Networks has added SaaS security posture management (SSPM) capabilities to its Prisma secure access service edge (SASE) solution.

The SSPM capabilities allow Prisma users to configure their security settings for multiple SaaS apps in one location, Palo Alto Networks said. They also ensure that Prisma users can fix misconfigurations with one click and lock security settings in place to protect against configuration drift.

Palo Alto Networks Announces ZTNA 2.0 Capabilities

Along with SSPM, Palo Alto Networks has integrated the following zero trust network access (ZTNA) 2.0 capabilities into Prisma:

  • Advanced Threat Prevention provides an intrusion prevention system (IPS) solution that can stop unknown command-and-control (C2) attacks in real time.
  • Advanced URL Filtering prevents cyber threats and detects malicious URLs up to a full day before traditional web filtering solutions.
  • AIOps for SASE automates root-cause analysis of security issues and provides predictive analytics to detect security anomalies.

Palo Alto Networks has launched ION 1200-S and ION 3200 hardware appliances to help organizations ensure network uptime and connectivity, the company said. These appliance include an integrated switch and Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports to connect and power endpoints within local area networks. They also offer integrated WAN capabilities to improve WAN availability, performance and speed.

SaaS Security Posture Management for Prisma and most of Palo Alto Networks' new SD-WAN appliances are generally available worldwide. Advanced URL Filtering and Advanced Threat Prevention for Prisma will be available in October 2022, and AIOps for SASE for Prisma will be available in November 2022.

Security Posture Management Solutions Demand Up

In addition to Palo Alto Networks, other companies that offer cybersecurity solutions to MSSPs are making moves in the security posture management market, including:

The global CSPM market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 15.2% between 2022 and 2028, according to a study from ReportLinker. This could lead more MSSPs to leverage security posture management solutions from Palo Alto Networks and other cybersecurity companies to upgrade their portfolios.

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.