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Proud to Be Palo Alto Networks Global Technology Partner of the Year

By Adrian Liu, Alliances Director - Networking & Security

Nutanix was awarded the Palo Alto Networks Global Technology Partner of the Year during the Palo Alto Networks Partner Summit at the Ignite '20 Cybersecurity Conference. Over the last year, Palo Alto Networks and Nutanix have collaborated to enhance capabilities and integrated solutions to help secure the enterprise from network based cyberthreats. 

“At Palo Alto Networks, our partners play a critical role in securing the tech-enabled future of the enterprise, and never has that been more apparent against a backdrop of challenges in 2020,” said Don Jones, Senior Vice President, Ecosystems at Palo Alto Networks. “Enterprises rely on Palo Alto Networks technology and our trusted partners to bring the services and solutions that offer choice, flexibility, and simplicity. That adds up to better customer deployments and faster time to value. We’re proud to recognize Nutanix for their Global Technology Partner of the Year award for delivering valuable business outcomes and helping our mutual customers protect their digital way of life.”

Integrations with Nutanix Flow, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtual next-generation firewalls, and Panorama help provide consistent network security and threat prevention to protect applications and data hosted across on-prem, public, and hybrid cloud environments. In addition to these integrations, others are in the works around Secure SD-WAN for ROBO, XSOAR, container security, and more!

Preventative Security Controls Stop Threats Before They Cause Damage

As virtualized and cloud environments grow, so does an organization’s attack surface which is increasing the risk of attackers gaining access to the internal network. In our partnership with Palo Alto Networks, we like to use the example of securing a house. First, perimeter network security is the strong lock on your front door, but sometimes that is not enough and you need network segmentation to put protections in place to prevent threats that do make it inside the house from moving freely between the rooms in your house. In virtualized networks and private clouds, network security teams often lack visibility and control of internal network traffic within the “house.” 

By deploying VM-Series virtual Next-Generation Firewalls on AHV hypervisors, network security teams can insert security closer to the workloads they are trying to protect. This provides full visibility into their internal network traffic and enables the creation of segmentation policies to reduce the attack surface. Leveraging Nutanix Flow as part of this solution introduces the ability to enforce microsegmentation at the individual workload level, further reducing the attack surface. 

Nutanix Flow provides network and application segmentation, an essential protection against network based malware or ransomware attacks. Network security teams can then use Nutanix Calm blueprints to orchestrate the deployment  and lifecycle management of the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewalls. Then they can use Flow to create policies that route specific traffic to VM-Series firewalls for deep inspection and analytics to detect both known and unknown threats, prevent DNS attacks, and stop exfiltration attempts. 

“We are thrilled to have been recognized as Palo Alto Networks Global Technology Partner of the Year at the Palo Alto Networks Partner Summit during the Ignite '20 Cybersecurity Conference,” said Prasad Athawale, Vice President of Business Development at Nutanix. “The partnership with Palo Alto Networks allows us to bring together best in class security and HCI for customers who are deploying in the private cloud as well as securing their journey to the hybrid cloud.”

Today’s recognition by Palo Alto Networks highlights our mission to be the hybrid cloud partner of choice.  

Learn About Our Partnership

Learn more about the integrated solution with Nutanix Flow and VM-Series Next-Generation Firewalls and sign up to receive notifications about customer events on our joint microsite.

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