Palo Alto adds out-of-band web application security features to Prisma Cloud

Posted: Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:22pm

Palo Alto Networks has announced updates to its Prisma Cloud platform with new out-of-band web application and API security (WAAS) features, along with new application visibility capabilities. The vendor said the updates are designed to help organizations monitor and secure web applications without impacting performance. The move comes as businesses continue to expand their use of cloud environments and face demands in managing the complexity of cloud migration, securing applications across their lifecycle, and preventing web application attacks.

Prisma Cloud updates introduce “novel approach” to web application security

In a press release, Palo Alto stated that the latest Prisma Cloud version offers a novel approach to securing web applications and cloud environments that combines both inline and out-of-band methods. Until now, a primary approach to securing web applications has been to deploy inline web application firewalls (WAFs), but some organizations are reluctant to introduce WAFs or API security solutions inline to protect business-critical or sensitive applications due to performance and scalability concerns, the vendor said.

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