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Thales and Palo Alto Networks collaborate to offer mid-markets the enterprise protection

August 2, 2022

Guido Gerrits Guido Gerrits | Regional Sales Director Identity & Access Management Benelux and Nordics More About This Author >

Combatting Cybersecurity Threats Through Integration

According to a recent study by RSM US, nearly three-quarters of middle-market businesses will experience a cyberattack in 2022. The problem of the increasing threat landscape is equally reflected in the 2022 Thales Data Threat Report. As more companies move along the path toward digital transformation, the need for better security has never been more evident. A zero-trust framework is vital to any cloud migration path.

Thales has collaborated with fellow global security giant, Palo Alto Networks, to make zero-trust available at scale for businesses. Through three technology integrations, businesses will gain access to their internal resources, protected by a robust, highly resilient security architecture. The three technology integrations will bring zero trust to businesses, enabling organizations to protect hybrid environments with a robust, highly resilient security architecture.

Deploying the Zero Trust model

Thales’ SafeNet Trusted Access, integrated across Palo Alto Networks Prisma® Access, GlobalProtect, ML-Powered Next Generation Firewalls, and Cortex® XSOAR technologies will empower businesses to deploy a Zero Trust model across a suite of solutions to secure digital and cloud transformations and hybrid environments.

A key component of secure cloud transformation is the ability of organizations to implement secure and adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and access management across their entire IT environment, as they migrate services and workloads to the cloud. .

Introducing Adaptive MFA

While the majority of these advancements operate behind the scenes, protecting the organization transparently, authentication touches every member of an organization personally. Adaptive MFA removes the end-user pain points often associated with the need to authenticate multiple times a day to numerous services and application.

“Thales has partnered with us to help support customers through their digital transformation journeys, and in collaboration we are well primed to provide a zero trust approach with authentication, SOC security and ZTNA solutions. With these integrations, businesses are able to seamlessly secure access to hybrid and cloud environments, detect suspicious account activity, automatically trigger alerts and enforce stronger access policies in real-time,” said Tana Rosenblatt, VP Technology Partnerships at Palo Alto Networks.

“The business threat landscape is evolving rapidly, leading to an increase in the scale and complexity of risks being faced by many of our clients. As organizations move their network security to the cloud, it becomes more difficult to implement holistic security controls. We are excited to be able to work with Palo Alto Networks and offer organizations a clear path towards identity-aware Zero Trust security.

By applying and enforcing adaptive and multi-factor authentication at the network edge, and by responding to and stopping untrusted access events in real-time, Thales and Palo Alto Networks ensure organizations can make the move to the cloud successfully and securely,” concluded Francois Lasnier, VP Access Management Products at Thales.

The Effectiveness of a Strong Channel for Integrated Solutions

Leading industry publications have noted this collaboration, recognizing that “The integrations will minimize the threat of data breaches from identity compromise by implementing strong, adaptive authentication at the network edge and by ensuring automated remediation workflows in the event of an untrusted access event.”

Additionally, Thales is looking forward to working with our joint Palo Alto – Thales channel distribution partner, Exclusive Networks, to offer end-to-end Zero Trust solutions from a leading trusted cybersecurity specialist.

Learn more about rolling out Zero Trust frameworks using Thales and Palo Alto Networks security solutions.