Palo Alto Networks®, has establised a partnership with VMware on an integrated solution that will enable customers to use the VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform to automate provisioning and distribution of Palo Alto Networks' next-generation network security in their software-defined data centers. The jointly developed solution can mitigate security provisioning and change management operational challenges in today’s dynamic cloud data center environments. The next-generation integrated security platform enables security policies to be tied to applications, users and data which is a growing requirement for an effective cybersecurity strategy, enabling automation and acceleration of Network Security deployment with Centralized Management across Physical and Virtual Domains.
“VMware has ushered cloud computing into mainstream IT environments and one by one, tackled barriers to broad adoption so customers can achieve the promise of network agility, flexibility and speed. Our partnership with VMware, which brings together two best-of-breed platforms, represents one giant step toward eliminating security concerns for customers so they can safely enable business applications, securing their networks from cyber threats, and accelerating their cloud deployments.” - Lee Klarich, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks
“We developed VMware NSX™ with an understanding that customers will want to continue to leverage previous IT investments with their strategic technology partners. For next-generation network security, Palo Alto Networks is a leading partner, delivering innovative solutions for security in the software-defined data center. Palo Alto Networks and VMware customers will be able to use the distributed service framework of VMware NSX for fast and easy insertion of Palo Alto Networks security services, and achieve unified protection across their physical and virtual environments.” - Hatem Naguib, Vice President, Networking and Security, VMware.