Palo Alto Networks is adding new AI-powered capabilities to boost its single-vendor Prisma SASE solution to help organizations automate their complex IT and network operations center functions, and the company is also announcing new features to secure IoT and automate branch management.
According to the Santa Clara, Calif.-based cybersecurity firm, adding AIOps to the Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) capabilities in Prisma SASE is designed to help customers automate complex IT and network operations center functions while increasing productivity and reducing mean time to resolution.
ADEM is integrated within Prisma SASE, and it doesn’t require additional appliances or agents to be deployed, the company says.
Benefits include the ability to proactively remediate issues that interrupt services through AI-based problem detection and predictive analytics, an easy-to-use interface to help isolate issues faster and a single dashboard from which to discover network anomalies.
Palo Alto Networks is also launching three new SD-WAN innovations to help organizations extend zero trust to branch locations and get visibility to leverage AI/ML for smarter decision-making.
The new SD-WAN innovations include Prisma SD-WAN Command Center to provide AI-powered and segment-wise insights and always-on monitoring for network and apps for proactive problem resolution at the branch level. According to Palo Alto Networks, the Command Center dashboard gives IT visibility into organization-wide application experience and health, enabling faster root cause analysis.
In addition, the company says Prisma SD-WAN now features integrated IoT security that allows existing Prisma SD-WAN appliance to help secure IoT devices. According to Palo Alto Networks, this enables accurate detection and identification of branch IoT devices, organizations can enable security controls from within the cloud management for Prisma SASE.
Palo Alto Networks is also introducing an on-premises controller for Prisma SD-WAN designed to help customers meet industry-specific security compliance requirements. It works with on-premises and cloud controller deployments, allowing customers to choose to deploy Prisma SD-WAN using the cloud management console, on-premises controllers, or both.
Lastly, the company is introducing an agent-based explicit proxy support with Prisma access to enable customers with proxy-based architectures that need to meet industry-specific requirements to benefit from cloud-delivered security without needing network changes.
The company says Prisma Access Cloud Secure Web Gateway uses Palo Alto Networks’ advanced URL filtering to provide real-time prevention of unknown and evasive Man-in-the-Middle phishing attacks. This can also help prevent SaaS platform phishing attacks, the company adds.
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