Google Cloud and Palo Alto Networks unveil expanded partnership


Google Cloud and Palo Alto Networks have announced an expansion to their partnership, under which Palo Alto Networks will be running several cloud-delivered security services on Google Cloud Platform including the Application Framework and GlobalProtect cloud service.

RedLock, acquired by Palo Alto Networks in October, will be available to new and existing Google Cloud Platform customers to enable the accelerated adoption of public cloud. Palo Alto Networks is unveiling new security integrations for the VM-Series, Traps and RedLock focused on enhancing security analytics in GCP and automated compliance audits. Organizations can start taking advantage of some of these capabilities today. Trials will be offered for RedLock, VM-Series and Aperture.

Tariq Shaukat, President, Global Alliances and Industry Platforms, Google Cloud, said in a blog post, “As part of our partnership, Palo Alto Networks will run its Application Framework on Google Cloud to take advantage of Google Cloud Platform’s secure, durable cloud storage and highly-scalable AI and analytics tools. Services such as BigQuery will help Application Framework customers accelerate time-to-insight as they work to detect and respond to security threats. Palo Alto Networks will also run their GlobalProtect cloud service on Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud’s reliable, performant, and secure global-scale network and infrastructure offer many advantages for a service to help protect branch and mobile workforces.”

“This partnership makes us a Google Cloud customer, allowing us to run important cloud-delivered security services at scale and with the benefits of Google’s AI and analytics expertise. We’ll also be working with Google Cloud to offer organizations moving to Google Cloud additional visibility, compliance and security capabilities they need to prevent cyberattacks,” said Varun Badhwar, SVP Products & Engineering for Public Cloud Security at Palo Alto Networks.


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