Palo Alto Networks | May 17, 2022
Palo Alto Networks and Deloitte announced today the advancement of their existing strategic partnership to provide managed security services to their shared U.S. clients, making Palo Alto Networks' leading cybersecurity technology portfolio accessible in Deloitte's outcome-based, managed offerings.
Many businesses are turning to managed security service providers (MSSPs) and managed detection and response (MDR) providers to run and elevate high-impact cyber defensive capabilities employing modern technologies that assist in handling continually developing cyberthreats.
"Our customers are asking for managed secure access service edge (SASE), cloud, and threat detection and response capabilities. By offering our innovative security solutions portfolio as a managed service through Deloitte, we're providing newly extended support to customers who want their cyber programs to truly enable their critical business initiatives."
Prem Iyer, vice president, Global Systems Integrator Ecosystems for Palo Alto Networks
Kieran Norton, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory infrastructure solution leader and principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP said that "We're advising our clients every day on how cybersecurity can help empower their strategic business priorities but building it all in-house can be challenging and costly. Together with Palo Alto Networks, we are able to advise, equip and operate security capabilities for organizations as they work to manage cyber threats with agility and resilience."
Deloitte Cyber and Palo Alto Networks first announced their strategic alliance in July 2021, with the goal of providing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to shared customers. Managed services will feature expanded solutions such as:
Deloitte and Palo Alto Networks help companies move to a Zero Trust framework by combining cyber technology platforms and professional services.
Deloitte's Cloud Security solution includes the industry's most complete Cloud Native Security Platform, Palo Alto Networks Prisma® Cloud, and CortexXSOAR.
Palo Alto Networks' Prisma Cloud and Prisma Cloud Compute are part of Deloitte's OpenCloud, which is the management plane for Deloitte's Cloud Management Platform.
Presently, 5G-native security from Deloitte and Palo Alto Networks includes 5G security blueprints, data, control, and cellular signaling domain integration, and network protection.
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Contrast Security | June 20, 2022
Contrast Security announced that it has been recognized for the fourth year to the JMP Securities Elite 80, a list of the hottest, most fascinating, most strategically positioned privately-owned cybersecurity and IT infrastructure firms. The eighth annual JMP Securities Elite 80 study includes not just technological industry leaders but also the future giants of the cybersecurity and IT infrastructure industries.
Contrast was recognized as an Elite 80 company for its Contrast Secure Code Platform, accelerating innovation speed. It moves secure code across the application development pipeline and constantly safeguards applications throughout the entire software lifecycle. As a result, Contrast is relied upon by many of the world's foremost corporate and public companies to secure their apps in development and extend protection to the cloud and on-premises applications in production.
"Being named a JMP Elite 80 company for the fourth consecutive year is validation that our technology is very unique and in high demand. Our platform provides actionable findings that developers can use to find code vulnerabilities, remediate them quickly and then ship business critical software that is safe from ongoing cyber attacks."
Alan Naumann, Chief Executive Officer at Contrast Security
The JMP Elite 80 report states, "One clear data point validating our thesis that now is the time for new vendors to emerge is the funding environment, as venture capital and private equity investors dramatically stepped up their investing in 2021. More specifically, the companies in our Elite 80 report raised almost $7 billion in 2021, whereas the Elite 80 raised $3 billion in 2020, which was the prior record. Those vendors that are astute enough to recognize the opportunity at hand and that can capitalize on differentiated technologies not only position themselves to survive the pandemic but are in position to become dominant market leaders."
It is time to cease distributing software with significant security flaws. The Contrast Protect Code Platform provides 10x quicker scan times, 3x more accurate results, and 45x faster defect resolution, enabling developers to secure their code as they write it.
Deloitte | July 12, 2022
To help organizations adopt zero trust more quickly and efficiently, Deloitte is launching a new managed service – Zero Trust Access— that offers a cloud-native approach to securing communications between users, on any device, and enterprise applications, wherever they may reside.
The Zero Trust concept commits to removing implicit trust within an information technology (IT) ecosystem and replacing it with a risk-based approach to accessing organizational resources across identities, workloads, data, networks and devices. This trend is gaining momentum, given legacy approaches to security architecture are no longer suitable to secure the ubiquitous nature of the modern enterprise.
Part of the newly expanded Zero Trust by Deloitte, Zero Trust Access facilitates zero trust adoption and the evolving needs of organizations in protecting their applications, infrastructure, and data. Following the integration of recently acquired talent and technology into existing Deloitte services, the Zero Trust Access managed service connects users to applications through a frictionless cloud-native solution that is inherently scalable, resilient, agile, and secure. Further, the managed service is available standalone, integrated with other Deloitte offerings, or as part of a broader solution leveraging technologies from Deloitte's alliances ecosystem.
"As perimeter-based approaches are no longer suitable to secure the modern enterprise, many organizations are working to enhance protection for their IT ecosystems via zero trust. "Zero Trust Access was built as a turnkey managed service helping ourselves and our clients accelerate adoption of this transformative security framework. Our goal was to create a cost-effective solution that can be delivered standalone or complementary to a broader ecosystem and ultimately help decrease the burden on IT and security teams who likely need to manage multiple heterogenous solutions to achieve similar outcomes."
Andrew Rafla, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory's zero trust offering leader and principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
With innovative data protection leveraging device-level secure microcontainer technology, Zero Trust Access helps protect infrastructure while also enabling organizations to protect sensitive enterprise data and enforce least privilege through dynamic access control to enterprise assets. The managed service can replace remote access solutions inclusive of virtual private network (VPN), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and desktop as a service (DaaS), all of which typically require significant capital expenditure for infrastructure, high operating costs, and technology management overhead.
Zero Trust Access includes features such as ephemeral connectivity built upon secure peer-to-peer (P2P) communication, conditional access and continuous authorization, as well as robust data protection for data at-rest, in-use, and in-transit are consistently applied to each session, regardless of the type or location of the applications being accessed (e.g., legacy hosted applications, software as a service (SaaS), thick-client, web-based applications). Implementation of Zero Trust Access can help organizations leverage outcome-based solutions that improve business agility, enhance user productivity, and reduce cost and complexity of security operations.
"Beginning zero trust adoption isn't simple, fast or easy for most organizations," Deborah Golden, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory Cyber and Strategic Risk leader and principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "We're launching Zero Trust Access as the first in many adoption-enabling services and solutions to come, so that our clients are better able to modernize their security programs, enable agile operations and confidently advance with emerging technologies and transformative risk management principles that can build more resilient security practices."
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