Accenture and Palo Alto Networks are partnering to deliver joint SASE solutions powered by Palo Alto Networks’ AI-powered Prisma SASE solution to help organizations improve their security posture while accelerating their digital transformation efforts.
Like other SASE solutions designed to solve the complexity that remote work and multi-cloud environments have introduced, the companies hope to give organizations a better understanding of the users in their environments and enable them to control what applications and systems can be accessed.
Accenture, Palo Alto Networks Joint SASE Solutions, Services
The joint solutions provide additional benefits for organizations, including reduced complexity and greater efficiencies with fewer vendor tools and technology stacks, the companies say in a joint news release. In addition, this provides improved visibility with fully integrated threat preventions security.
Palo Alto Networks and Accenture’s joint SASE offering and integrated services include SASE diagnostic and advisory services to help clients reimagine network security architecture and expedite their cloud adoption. Joint customers can leverage environment assessment and recommendations for a Zero Trust and SASE approach, as well as a data-drive diagnostic tool to identify the right network architecture to improve security postures in cloud and hybrid IT environments.
In addition, Palo Alto Networks and Accenture will offer SASE implementation services to help organizations design and deploy secure network modernization and edge security while helping customers unlock digital transformation opportunities and move toward Zero Trust. The services will cover network segmentation and edge security using Palo Alto Networks’ SASE solution, covering both the SSE to support remote workers as well as SD-WAN for branch offices, the companies say.
The joint services also feature SASE-as-a-Managed-Service, which the companies say is an end-to-end offering with Prisma SASE with zero trust network access (ZTNA 2.0) as the secure foundation for a cloud-enabled organization. The solution includes a cloud-managed wide-area WAN component to leverage the major cloud providers’ global networks based on Palo Alto Networks technology.
According to the companies, the service provides the scalability and advanced security capabilities required to create trusted networks, while reducing upfront investment costs and optimizing network and security operations for greater agility and reliability.
Accenture is also adopting core components of Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access and Prisma Cloud solutions as part of its strategy to enhance security for its client-centric workforce, many of whom work remotely, the company says.
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