Palo Alto Networks Strengthens Security Capabilities Through Acquisitions

Palo Alto Networks recently entered into definitive agreements to acquire Talon Cyber ​​Security and Dig Security

Cybersecurity specialist Palo Alto Networks is expanding its security capabilities through the recent acquisition of two companies.

In a statement, the company said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Talon Cyber ​​Security, a company focused on enterprise browser technology.

Palo Alto Networks noted that Talon’s enterprise browser offers an innovative solution that, when combined with Prisma SASE, will allow users to securely access business applications from any device, including mobile and other non-corporate devices.

“The average company uses hundreds of SaaS and web apps, which means most work is now done primarily through the browser. Talon enables organizations to secure all work activities through a corporate browser without impacting personal device usage or impacting user privacy. Talon’s integration with Prisma SASE will enable Palo Alto Networks to securely connect all users and devices to all applications, including private applications, and apply consistent security no matter who the user is and what device they use for work.” , said Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer at Palo Alto Networks

“While BYOD offers a productivity advantage, it is also a source of significant security risks. Talon’s enterprise browser empowers security teams with deep visibility and control over all work-related SaaS and web activity across all devices, including personal and unmanaged endpoints,” said Anand Oswal, senior vice president and general manager of Palo Alto Networks.

Palo Alto Networks also announced an agreement to acquire cloud security startup Dig Security, a provider of Data Security Posture Management (DSPM).

Palo Alto explained that this acquisition is fundamental for the company, as almost 70% of organizations already have data stored in the public cloud. “With increasing interest and adoption of generative AI, sensitive data is often spread even more widely across cloud services, including distributed databases, vector databases, PaaS services, and more. Organizations need help identifying sensitive data, effectively managing user access, and implementing robust security measures to protect against internal and external threats,” the company said.

Dig’s DSPM solution enables organizations to discover, classify, monitor and protect sensitive data across all cloud data stores, which will give Palo Alto Networks customers visibility and control of their multi-cloud data estate.

Upon completion of the proposed acquisition, Dig’s capabilities will be integrated into the Prisma Cloud platform to provide near real-time data protection “from code to cloud,” Palo Alto Networks added.

“Modern cloud applications leverage a broad set of data stores to meet the complex needs of businesses. We developed a DSPM solution to alleviate this pressure by providing a centralized offering to monitor and manage the security of these cloud data stores. The integration of Dig’s technology with Prisma Cloud will enable customers to effectively manage the security of their diverse data stores across modern cloud applications and reduce the risk of data breaches,” said Dan Benjamin, co-founder and CEO of Dig Security .

Last month, U.S.-based systems integrator Kyndryl he said it was working with Palo Alto Networks to provide networking and cybersecurity services to Industry 4.0 customers running private LTE and 5G networks. The two companies are combining their network security services and platform security capabilities, respectively, to design, build and manage software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) infrastructure for critical industrial customers, they said.

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