Palo Alto Networks secures virtual environment at ESDS

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Palo Alto Networks has announced that ESDS Software Solution has secured its virtual environment with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtualised next-generation firewalls with threat prevention.

ESDS is one of India’s leading managed data center services and auto-scalable cloud solution providers. ESDS hosts about 310 banks—including cooperative banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), and payment banks—on its Banking Community cloud. Additionally, ESDS has a Government Community cloud that adheres to stringent compliance requirements and is audited by the Indian government.

Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtualised next-generation firewalls with threat prevention enables ESDS with improved stability that translates to greater availability and enables troubleshooting to be completed in roughly one-third the time it takes for the competition.

“Palo Alto Networks meets our needs from a security and operational standpoint, providing us excellent control over the applications and data hosted, and protection against both known and unknown threats, helping us enhance our growth capabilities while we embark on our digital transformation journey,” said Piyush Somani, founder, managing director and CEO of ESDS.

About 20 per cent of its clients have now moved to the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewalls with threat prevention. In the near future, ESDS hopes to bring this number to 100 per cent. The company is also in the process of evaluating other products from Palo Alto Networks to bolster its security posture.

ESDS is currently using Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtualised next-generation firewalls with threat prevention in its data centres in Nashik and Mumbai.

“Given the evolving threat landscape, the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall helped us secure critical deployments in private and public clouds. Partnering with Palo Alto Networks has garnered us extremely positive customer feedback,” said Somani.

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