09/20/2022 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2022 06:04
There is no debate that the majority of applications have moved to the cloud, creating a demand for cloud-native security. In fact, Gartner estimates that by 2025 over 95% of new cloud workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms, which is up from 30% in 2021.
With the move to deliver applications through a cloud infrastructure (or for most of us, a hybrid and multicloud infrastructure) comes a host of risks in every stage of the application lifecycle.
Most organizations have responded to the risks of cloud-based application delivery by adopting a specific security tool to address each risk throughout the application lifecycle of code, build, deploy, run. Organizations had to consider an alphabet soup of point products that target specific use cases. A few of these products include IaC (Infrastructure as Code) security, SCA (Software Composition Analysis), CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management), CWP (Cloud Workload Protection), WAAP (Web API & Application Protection), and the list goes on. This has resulted in 10-15 cloud security point products cobbled together for many organizations.
CISOs struggle to staff and train their teams as they take on more tools. Furthermore, because a hodgepodge of tools provide fragmented views of risk, security teams are left with no context throughout the application lifecycle. In the world of modern application development and cloud migration, point tools are expensive to manage, don't offer continuous or real-time protection, and often lack the ability to deliver a prevention-first strategy.
Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) are meant to address these challenges.
At Palo Alto Networks, we listen intensely to our customers, external security experts and our internal security analysts for roadmap guidance. It isn't enough to keep ahead of cloud security threats. We have to also offer a product that is easily operationalized by developers, cloud IT and security teams, even across the most complex virtual machine, container and serverless environments. From this input, we defined our five foundational principles required in building a code-to-cloud CNAPP. And, we hope other vendors will follow because friction between developers and security teams is slowing digital transformation and feeding the hacker community.
Prisma Cloud secures applications from code to cloud and across multicloud environments. The platform delivers continuous visibility and threat prevention throughout the application lifecycle, including zero day threats. The platform's code-to-cloud coverage includes optional components that can be added as required for securing code, infrastructure, workloads, data, networks, cloud identities, web applications and APIs across your cloud-native environments. Prisma Cloud is the most comprehensive platform that addresses security needs at every step in the cloud journey.
Prisma Cloud customers benefit from constant CNAPP innovation. The Palo Alto Networks investment in Prisma Cloud keeps the platform on the cutting edge of security capabilities, addresses new threats, improves operationalization, and extends environment support. Here are just a few of the new capabilities we recently announced:
Today, Prisma Cloud is trusted by over 1900 customers globally, securing over 1.5 billion assets and protecting over 2.5 million workloads by processing over 2 billion events every day. Additionally, Prisma Cloud platform is continually recognized across the industry, and most recently by SC Magazine for Best Cloud Workload Protection Solution. Idan Tendler, vice president of Code Security, was honored as Innovator of the Year. That's right, we were recognized from code to cloud - Code Security innovation and best Cloud Workload Protection!
Join us on Oct. 20 for a LinkedIn Live event, where our product leadership will be discussing our vision for cloud security and how Prisma Cloud can secure your application modernization.