Palo Alto Beefs Up Cloud Armor with Dig Security Acquisition

Palo Alto Beefs Up Cloud Armor with Dig Security Acquisition

By Greg Tavarez

The volume of data stored in the cloud is high. There isn’t a “number” that states exactly how much data is in the cloud, per se. However, one way to look at it is through the platforms we use daily. For example, Google Drive currently offers up to 15GB of free storage; for a fee, users can upgrade to plans with up to 30TB of storage. AWS offers up to 5GB of free storage and up to 5PB (petabytes) of storage for enterprise customers.

Now think about the amount of storage you have used up. When those numbers are multiplied, it can reach numbers I didn’t even know existed.

On a corporate level, public cloud and data are vital for an enterprise's digital footprint. Generative AI only adds to their importance. Therefore, CISOs are forced to prioritize data protection as part of a comprehensive cloud security strategy.

To provide organizations with near-real-time data protection across the cloud estate, Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity provider, announced the integration Dig Security's capabilities into Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud platform following the completed acquisition of Dig.

Palo Alto Networks strives to stay ahead of cyberthreats. The company delivers cybersecurity platforms and services that leverage threat intelligence and advanced automation. Whether facilitating the implementation of the Zero Trust Enterprise, responding to security incidents or collaborating within a premier partner ecosystem, Palo Alto Networks is dedicated to making each day safer than the previous one.

Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud is a cloud-native application protection platform, or CNAPP, that changes how organizations protect their multicloud environments. It provides a wide range of features such as code-to-cloud security, risk prevention, secrets security, cloud security posture management, cloud data security, web application and API security.

The integration of Dig's technology into the Prisma Cloud platform will enhance its data security capabilities by extending Code to Cloud intelligence insights to cloud data stores. This will offer a comprehensive view of risks associated with cloud applications, data and infrastructure, all in one place.

Dig is a cloud data security platform that provides real-time visibility, control and protection of data assets. It's an agentless multi-cloud platform that discovers, classifies and protects sensitive data. For example, Dig's data classification engine can quickly locate the most critical data and organizational "crown jewels" in structured and unstructured data assets.

“By integrating Dig's DSPM capabilities into Prisma Cloud, we will provide customers with the critical data security capabilities and context they need to improve their overall cloud security posture,” said Nikesh Arora, chairman and CEO, Palo Alto Networks.

The Dig acquisition reinforces Prisma Cloud's position as a complete CNAPP, providing customers with a single unified platform to secure complex cloud environments.




Edited by Alex Passett
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