Palo Alto software advances end-to-end enterprise cloud security

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Palo Alto Networks has bolstered its security software to better protect  enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.

The company rolled out a new version of its core cloud-security package, Prisma Cloud 3.0, which includes the ability to code security directly into SaaS applications. The package includes a cloud-access security broker (CASB) to control access to cloud resources.

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Prisma is a cloud-based security bundle that includes access control, advanced threat protection, user-behavior monitoring, and other services that promise to protect enterprise applications and resources. Managed through a single console, Prisma includes firewall as a service, Zero Trust network access and a secure web gateway. 

The overarching goal is to protect web and non-web applications. The challenge securing cloud environments stems from the nature of the cloud itself. Workloads and resources in the cloud are broadly distributed and highly ephemeral, wrote Ankur Shah, senior vice president and general manager of Palo

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