BT AND PALO ALTO NETWORKS GIVE THE CLOUD A TOUGHER LINING

BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, and Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced an agreement that will integrate the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform into BT’s global portfolio of security services.

BT customers around the world will benefit from the combination of the Palo Alto Networks breach prevention-focused platform with the global reach and scale of BT’s security services.

As part of this agreement, BT’s Assure Managed Firewall service will now integrate WildFire cloud-based malware prevention, which is a key component of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform. It will be used to further secure the access to cloud-based applications, enabling enterprise customers to reap increased benefits from BT’s Cloud of Clouds.

Mark Hughes, CEO of BT Security, said: “Enterprises are keen to accelerate their digital transformation and fully leverage exciting new technology, from big-data analytics to cloud applications. They need to access these applications securely, using future-proof tools that protect them against targeted and increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. They need a tougher lining around their cloud services. Palo Alto Networks provides intelligent security monitoring, management and efficacy. Integrating that breach prevention capability into the BT Assure portfolio of security services will be a big step forward in securing the cloud strategy of an organisation.”

Mark McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer at Palo Alto Networks, said:  “Security is now a top concern for every business, and with continued growth in both the volume and sophistication of attacks, a breach prevention-focused strategy is essential to ensure a safe digital future for organisations and individuals alike.  We are delighted to join forces with BT to help organisations safely enable business operations and protect their most valuable assets, managing both their risk and their security budgets.”

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