Posted by: RAH Infotech | March 11, 2014

Palo Alto Networks And VMware Extend Strategic Partnership To Advance Security In The Software-defined Data Center

Companies Announce New Reseller Agreement and General Availability of Integrated Solution for Automating and Accelerating Network Security Deployment

Palo Alto Networks®, the leader in enterprise security, and VMware, Inc. extended the companies’ strategic partnership with the announcement of a new reseller agreement and the general availability of a previously announced integrated network security and network virtualization solution. The integrated Palo Alto Networks and VMware solution enables customers to use the distributed network and services insertion capabilities of VMware NSX™ with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security technologies to easily deploy, scale, safely enable and protect applications for software-defined data centers. As a result, customers can realize more agility and efficiency through centralized policy management and implementation.

The solution includes the Palo Alto Networks VM-1000-HV (a new VM-Series model designed for VMware NSX interoperability), security subscription, the Panorama centralized management platform and premium customer support combined with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform. Today, the security components are available from Palo Alto Networks resellers and the VMware NSX network virtualization platform is available from VMware. Beginning in the second quarter of 2014, customers will be able to purchase the complete bundled solution as a packaged offering directly from VMware and VMware Elite NSX partners.

An Integrated Solution for Today’s Changing Security Environment

Recognizing changing security requirements for global enterprises, Palo Alto Networks and VMware have partnered to deliver an integrated solution that combines the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtualized next-generation security platform with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform. With this joint solution, customers will be able to unify next-generation network security across their physical and virtual environments with a single point of management. The VMware NSX and Palo Alto Networks integrated solution helps unlock the full potential of the software-defined data center, allowing IT organizations to:

  • Automate delivery of next-generation security services;
  • Accelerate deployment of business critical applications through transparent security enforcement;
  • Optimize operational efficiency via simplified security policies with virtual, cloud and business context;
  • Reduce errors in security configuration through context sharing between virtualization and security environments;
  • Easily segment and safely enable virtualized applications of different trust levels in the data center;
  • Address simplified security and compliance mandates with protection against known and unknown threats including exploits, viruses, spyware, malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

For further information, attend the upcoming webinar “Transform Network Security for the Software Defined Data Center”

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