Palo Alto Networks announces Next-Generation Security Platform for VMware Cloud on AWS


Enables VMware Cloud on AWS customers to safely extend and embrace hybrid cloud infrastructure with a consistent and automated approach to security

Palo Alto Networks has announced its Next-Generation Security Platform is available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. Launched with initial availability in AWS West (Oregon) region, VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organisations a consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. Combined with the power of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, the integrated offering delivers consistent and automated protection against cyberthreats to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

To keep pace with the global online world, virtualisation technology allows an organisation’s applications and data to be deployed across public, private and hybrid cloud computing environments to more easily adapt and support business demands. However, consistent security across the enterprise footprint, automation and building scalable, resilient, cloud-centric security architectures are key challenges that must be addressed as organisations move to a hybrid cloud environment.

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform allows customers to protect their on-premise, private and public cloud presence with next-generation security features that deliver superior visibility, control and threat prevention at the application level when compared to other cloud-oriented security offerings. This enables customers to securely migrate applications and data from their software-defined data center into VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMware Cloud on AWS technology partners enable customers to deploy the same proven solutions seamlessly in both the public and private cloud. VMware simplifies the deployment and eliminates the need for partners to refactor solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS. If a partner solution works on-premise in a VMware vSphere environment, it will also work in VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware technology partners complement and enhance the native VMware Cloud on AWS service and enable customers to realise new capabilities.


  • “With the availability of our platform for VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can securely migrate applications and data while transforming their software-defined data centers into a hybrid cloud architecture that combines scalability and agility with on-premise resources. We are pleased to offer customers consistent and automated protection and threat prevention technology for VMware hybrid cloud environments, so organisations can take advantage of the productivity and cost benefits provided by the cloud – without compromising security.”
    –       Terry Ramos, vice president, Business Development, Palo Alto Networks
  • “VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that gives customers the SDDC experience from the leader in private cloud, running on the leading public cloud provider, AWS. Technologies such as the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform enable IT and security teams to reduce cybersecurity risks and cost, while increasing efficiency and creating operational consistency across cloud environments. We’re excited to work with partners such as Palo Alto Networks to enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value.”
    –       Mark Lohmeyer, vice president, products, Cloud Platforms Business Unit, VMware

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About VMware Cloud on AWS
Delivered, sold and supported by VMware as an on-demand service, and running on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™, the unified SDDC platform that integrates vSphere, VMware vSAN™ and VMware NSX® virtualisation technologies. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can quickly derive business value from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience. For more information on the VMware Cloud on AWS partner ecosystem, visit:

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organisations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyberthreat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organisation’s most valuable assets. Find out more at