Palo Alto Networks Launches Managed Next-Generation Firewall Service for AWS to Accelerate Enterprise’s Journey to the Cloud


Cloud NGFW for AWS combines the security of Palo Alto Networks with the simplicity and scalability of AWS

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), a 10 times leader in network firewallstoday announced that it has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to unveil the new Palo Alto Networks Cloud NGFW for AWS – a managed next-generation firewall (NGFW) service designed to simplify securing AWS deployments – enabling organizations to accelerate their pace of innovation while remaining highly secure.

Cloud NGFW for AWS, Exclusively Available on AWS, Brings Palo Alto Networks acclaimed safety organizations’ cloud deployments with just a few clicks. Recognizing that customers want to spend their time and resources building applications and running their business instead of managing cloud network security infrastructure, Cloud NGFW for AWS shifts operational responsibility, including deployment , maintenance, availability and scalability, to Palo Alto Networks.

“One of the main reasons companies have embraced the cloud is because they want to focus on their core competencies and leave other tasks such as infrastructure and underlying services to experts like AWS. The native AWS experience and the proliferation of native AWS services gave these organizations the tools they needed to adopt the cloud,” said Anand Oswal, Senior Vice President, Network Security at Palo Alto Networks. “Today, as cyberattacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, organizations are looking for network security that is as easy to deploy as other native AWS services. We’re excited to team up with AWS to combine the best-in-class security we’re known for with the world-class experience people have come to expect from AWS.”

“We’ve heard from customers that security and simplicity are two of the main reasons they choose AWS,” said Stephane Orban, Vice President, AWS Marketplace and Control Services at AWS. “Over the past year, we have worked closely with Palo Alto Networks to jointly develop a best-in-class, cloud-native network security solution that helps customers accelerate their pace of innovation.

As the first and only NGFW to integrate with AWS Firewall Manager, Palo Alto Networks Cloud NGFW is designed to combine the protection Palo Alto Networks is known for with the unparalleled simplicity organizations seek.

Best-in-class security

  • Advanced URL Filtering uses deep learning to stop zero-day web threats in real time, while enabling applications to securely connect to legitimate web services.

  • Threat Prevention helps stop known vulnerability exploits, malware, and command and control communication.

  • App ID reduces the risk of attack by controlling traffic based on patented Layer 7 traffic classification.

Cloud-native ease of use

  • Easy to deploy: Cloud NGFW can be purchased from AWS Marketplace, then quickly configured and integrated with AWS services, enabling additional network security in minutes and clicks.

  • No infrastructure to manage: Because Cloud NGFW is a managed cloud service, organizations don’t have to worry about deploying, updating, or managing infrastructure. Cloud NGFW for AWS harnesses the power of the AWS Gateway Load Balancer, delivering high availability and on-demand elastic scaling to meet unpredictable throughput needs.

  • Native AWS Experience: Integrated with AWS Firewall Manager, Cloud NGFW for AWS enables even easier and more consistent firewall policy management across multiple AWS accounts and virtual private clouds (VPCs).

  • Automating: Support for API, CloudFormation, and Terraform templates enable end-to-end workflow automation.

“As a SaaS startup, our application is the lifeblood of our business, so it must be protected by best-in-class security,” said Aida Curry, CEO of HotspotRF. “But, we want to spend our time helping our customers optimize their Helium AP placement, not deploying and managing firewalls, so it needs to be extremely easy to use. Because Palo Alto Networks Cloud NGFW is a managed cloud service, it’s simple for us to consume, and because it’s from Palo Alto Networks, we have confidence in the security it provides.”

More information
More information about Cloud NGFW is on Palo Alto Networks website and Blog as well as The AWS Blog.

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks, the global leader in cybersecurity, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that transforms the way people and organizations work. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help solve the world’s biggest security challenges through continuous innovation that leverages the latest advances in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation and orchestration. By providing an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where every day is safer and more secure than the last. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

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