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Next-Generaon Security for the Public Cloud
Regardless of where your applicaons and data are located, they are an aackers target,
and protecng them in the cloud introduces the same security challenges you face in your
on-premises data center. To that end, your public cloud security soluon should be consistent
with what is deployed in your data center so that, no maer where the applicaons and data
reside, security is consistent and assured.
The VM-Series analyzes all the trac traversing your cloud deployment to immediately
determine three crical elements that drive your security policy: the applicaon identy,
regardless of port; the content, malicious or otherwise; and the user identy. Determining
the applicaon, content and user simultaneously enables you to improve your security
posture by directly mapping your security policies to key business iniaves. This also
provides greater visibility along with more rapid incident response and improved forensics.
A consistent security posture is ensured through centralized management that can control
your physical and virtualized rewalls while addional management features enable policy
automaon and integraon to fully support your cloud-rst iniaves.
The VM-Series enables you to deploy a hybrid architecture while maintaining the same secu-
rity posture established on your physical network with Palo Alto Networksappliance-based
rewalls. The VM-Series can act as a perimeter gateway protecng against inbound threats,
as a segmentaon gateway that controls workload-to-workload communicaons, and as a
mobile security soluon. The VM-Series is supported in the following public cloud environ-
ments: AmazonWeb Services, MicrosoAzure, and VMwarevCloudAir.
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An insatiable appetite for compute and storage resources, combined
with cloud-first development initiatives to support your business,
is driving a data center transformation that seamlessly integrates
the public cloud with your existing data center as a means to
more rapidly address your growing application and data demands.
Commonly referred to as a hybrid data center, the use of the public
cloud not only helps address your growing data center demands but
also provides you with the added benefits of agility, scalability and
Public Cloud Highlights:
Visibility into the applicaons running in your cloud
Whitelist applicaons to limit access and segment them for security and
Control access based on user to limit risk exposure
Extend policies from the network to your cloud to all devices
Prevent advanced cyberaacks at the perimeter and from moving laterally
Centrally manage physical and virtualized rewalls for policy consistency
Ensure security keeps pace with the business
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Improved visibility to make informed
With applicaon visibility across all ports, you have far more relevant informaon about your cloud environment, which, in turn, means you
can make more informed policy decisions.
Greater control over your applicaons Firewall access control policies are based on the applicaon not the port, enforcing the deny all else premise to block all other
trac at the applicaon level. This level of control becomes crically important as you deploy more of your data center assets in the
Segmentaon for data security and
Using security zones and whitelisng policies allows you to control applicaon-to-applicaon communicaon for increased protecon
against aacks along with regulatory compliance.
Prevenon of aack lateral movement Todays cyberthreats commonly compromise an individual workstaon or user and then move laterally across your physical or virtualizednetwork, placing your mission-crical applicaons and data at risk. Exerng applicaon-level control between workloads will reduce
the threat footprint while applying Threat Prevenon and WildFire policies to block both known and unknown threats can stop their
User- and device-level access control Integraon with a wide range of user repositories introduces the user identy as a policy element, complemenng applicaon whitelis-
ng with an added access control component. User-based policies enable you to grant access to crical applicaons and data based on
user credenals and their respecve need.
Protecon from advanced cyberaacks Aacks, much like many applicaons, are capable of using any port, rendering tradional prevenon mechanisms ineecve. The
VM-Series allows you to apply applicaon-specic threat prevenon policies to protect your Azure deployment.
Protecon across your network,your cloud, and your devices
When deployed in conjuncon with GlobalProtect, the VM-Series enables you to extend your corporate security policies globally todevice users, regardless of their locaon. GlobalProtect establishes a secure connecon to protect the user from Internet threats and
enforce applicaon-based access control policies. Whether the need is for access to the Internet, data center or SaaS applicaons, the
user enjoys the full protecon provided our security plaorm.
Policy consistency across all form factors Panorama enables you to manage your VM-Series deployments, along with your physical security appliances, thereby ensuring policy
consistency and cohesiveness. Rich, centralized logging and reporng capabilies provide visibility into virtualized applicaons, users
Security that keeps pace with cloud-rst
Nave VM-Series management features enable you to integrate security with your cloud-rst development projects. A fully documented
XML API, Bootstrapping, Dynamic Address Groups and VM-Monitoring allow you to automate rewall deployments and policy updates.
The end result is new applicaons that can be deployed with baked-in security.