With detailed SaaS-based reporting and granular control of SaaS usage, Palo Alto Networks Aperture builds upon the existing SaaS visibility and granular control capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provided through Apple ID. Adding visibility and control within SaaS applications with Palo Alto Networks Aperture provides a full end to end security solution without any additional software, hardware or network changes required. Visibility and control of data exposure that doesn’t just look at data in-line but from the creation of the SaaS account itself, no matter how long ago that was. The Palo Alto Networks next-gen security platform provides you with a way to safely enable the applications your users need by allowing access while preventing cybersecurity threats. One of the risks of a SaaS application, especially one that syncs files with users automatically, is that it presents a new insertion point for malware.
Palo Alto Networks Aperture extends the visibility and granular control of our security platform into SaaS applications themselves — an area traditionally invisible to IT. Palo Alto Networks Aperture solves this problem by looking into SaaS applications directly, providing full visibility into the day-to-day activities of users and data. Granular controls ensure policy is maintained to eliminate data exposure and threat risks. Advanced threat prevention with Palo Alto Networks WildFire threat intelligence cloud integration with Palo Alto Networks Aperture provides advanced threat prevention to block known malware and identify and block unknown malware. This extends Palo Alto Networks WildFire existing integration to prevent threats from spreading through the sanctioned SaaS applications, preventing a new insertion point for malware. New malware discovered by Palo Alto Networks Aperture is shared with the rest of the next generation security platform, even if it is not in line with the SaaS applications.
Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall
Fundamental shifts in application usage, user behavior, and complex, convoluted network infrastructure create a threat landscape that exposes weaknesses in traditional port based network security. Your users want access to an increasing number of applications, operating across a wide range of device types, often with little regard for the business or security risks. Meanwhile, data center expansion, network segmentation, virtualization, and mobility initiatives are forcing you to rethink how to enable access to applications and data, while protecting your network from a new, more sophisticated class of advanced threats that evade traditional security mechanisms. Historically, you were left with two basic choices — either block everything in the interest of network security, or enable everything in the interest of your business. These choices left little room for compromise. The Palo Alto Networks next-gen security platform provides you with a way to safely enable the applications your users need by allowing access while preventing cybersecurity threats.
Palo Alto Networks Aperture SaaS Security
Palo Alto Networks next-gen security platform allows you to empower your business with policies that revolve around applications, users and content. It uses a positive control model, a design unique to our platform that permits you to enable specific applications or functions and block all else (implicitly or explicitly). The next-gen firewall performs a full stack, single pass inspection of all traffic across all ports, thus providing complete context of the application, associated content, and user identity as the basis for your security policy decisions. Classify all traffic, across all ports, all the time. Today, applications and their associated content can easily bypass a port based firewall using a variety of techniques. Palo Alto Networks next-gen security platform natively applies multiple classification mechanisms to the traffic stream to identify applications, threats and malware. All traffic is classified, regardless of port, encryption (SSL or SSH), or evasive techniques employed.
Palo Alto Networks Aperture