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05/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/21/2019 11:02

Video Game Maker SEGA Europe Outmaneuvers Cyberthreats With the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform

Transforms Security From Remediation to Prevention, Stops Zero-Day Attacks,
and Enforces Consistent Security Policies Across Geographically Distributed Studios

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - 21 May, 2019 - Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, today announced that SEGA® Europe, the distribution arm of interactive game publisher SEGA Games Co., Limited, chose the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform as the standard for its security operations, providing centralized cybersecurity detection and prevention for its London headquarters and five world-class development studios spanning the U.K., France, Bulgaria, and Canada.

SEGA is a legendary video game pioneer and a prolific arcade game producer. SEGA Europe is the entertainment and media publishing arm of the company, focused on its diverse line-up of games and franchises including Total War, Football Manager, and Company of Heroes. With creative intellectual property at the core of the business, securing the IT infrastructure supporting its development studios is of paramount importance. However, its aging patchwork of point products lacked visibility and effectiveness against increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats.

Palo Alto Networks has enabled SEGA Europe to transform security from a detect-and-remediate approach to one of active prevention, leveraging real-time threat intelligence to thwart cyberthreats of all kinds-including zero-day attacks-before they are able to impact the business. With the ability to centrally manage security policies across its geographically distributed business, SEGA Europe gained consistent policy enforcement, with the granular control to enable secure yet unimpeded access to applications and resources essential to developers and business staff at the game maker.

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· 'The Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform offers such a comprehensive and unified approach to cybersecurity, we will be able to keep adding to the strong foundation we've built to stay ahead of the threats, which grow more sophisticated every day. By continually strengthening our visibility, control, and threat intelligence, we no longer have to worry about what our users are doing. We know our network and business assets are protected.'

− Kashif Iqbal, head of Corporate IT and Cyber Security, SEGA Europe

SEGA Europe deployed a range of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls and is taking advantage of next-generation security capabilities such as App-ID™ technology to create application-specific security policies, and the cloud-based WildFire® malware prevention service to detect and isolate known and unknown threats. SEGA Europe also deployed GlobalProtect™ to ensure remote users, such as contractors, are consistently protected with the same policies and security measures as on-site employees. To speed threat analysis and response, SEGA Europe also uses the AutoFocus™ contextual threat intelligence service, providing root cause analysis and insights into exploit behavior, which enables SEGA Europe to quickly identify the source of the attack and prevent future attacks. For SEGA Europe, having global threat intelligence and preventive capabilities has brought a new level of comfort and peace of mind.

About Palo Alto Networks

We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Find out more at www.paloaltonetworks.com.

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Media Contact:

Juliet Stanford-Smith
Director, Public Relations EMEA
Palo Alto Networks
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