Palo Alto Weaves Partnerships with Amazon Web Services


Palo Alto Networks has announced it has teamed up with Amazon Web Services to unveil the new Palo Alto Networks Cloud NGFW for AWS — a managed Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) service.

“A key reason that companies have embraced the cloud is that they want to concentrate on their core competencies and leave other tasks like infrastructure and underlying services to experts like AWS. The native AWS experience and the proliferation of AWS native services have given these organisations the tools they needed to embrace the cloud,” said Anand Oswal, senior vice president, Network Security at Palo Alto Networks. “Now, as cyberattacks continue to grow in frequency and sophistication, organisations are looking for network security that is as easy to deploy as other native AWS services. We are thrilled to team with AWS to combine the top-notch security we are known for with the world-class experience people have come to expect from AWS.”

“We’ve heard from customers that security and simplicity are two of the top reasons they choose AWS,” said Stephen Orban, vice president, AWS Marketplace and Control Services at AWS. “Over the last year, we’ve worked closely with Palo Alto Networks to jointly develop a best-in-class cloud-native network security solution that helps customers speed their pace of innovation.”

“As a SaaS startup our application is the lifeblood of our business so it needs to be protected with best-in-class security,” said Aidan Curry, CEO of HotspotRF. “But, we want to spend our time helping our customers optimise their Helium hotspot placement and not deploying and managing firewalls, so it has to be extremely easy to use. Because Palo Alto Networks Cloud NGFW is a fully managed cloud service, it’s simple for us to consume, and because it’s from Palo Alto Networks we have confidence in the security it delivers.”