Prisma Cloud 2.0 Comes With 4 New Cloud Security Modules


Palo Alto Networks has announced Prisma Cloud 2.0 with four new cloud security modules. The latest version includes Data Security, Web Application and API Security, Identity-Based Microsegmentation, and Identity and Access Management (IAM) Security.

Data Security delivers data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities, offering discovery, classification and malware detection for AWS S3.

Enterprises operating in regulated industries could benefit from Data Security when adopting the cloud to help meet various compliance requirements. When used in conjunction with Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) capabilities, Data Security provides customers important context about their true cloud risks around data exposure.

Further, Web Application and API Security helps protect web applications against Layer 7 and OWASP Top 10 threats, integrated with the unified agent framework that enterprises already use today for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP).

Identity-Based Microsegmentation is claimed to integrate powerful Cloud Network Security (CNS) capabilities, following the acquisition of Aporeto. It provides end-to-end visibility of network communications, along with security policy control and management.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Security gives customers Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) capabilities. It thus allows them to gain visibility into who has access to specific cloud resources and secure those resources by establishing automated least-privileged identity access.

The Data Security, and Web Application and API Security modules are currently generally available while the other two modules are currently in limited preview.