Palo Alto Networks accelerates its investments in India with new cloud location

Palo Alto Networks unveiled its new India multicloud location dedicated to serving local and regional customers. The new cloud location underlines India’s importance in Palo Alto Networks’ global strategy and commitment to the country.

With cyberattacks growing in complexity and sophistication, threat detection and prevention is becoming more difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. The new data location provides a global, cloud-delivered, community-driven approach to aggregated threat analysis while addressing data residency and privacy needs that are important among organisations in India.

The new cloud location will enable India-based and other regional organizations to benefit from direct, high-performance access to Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud, Cortex XDR, WildFire and Cortex Data Lake while allowing storage of their logs within Indian borders. In addition, customers based in India already benefit from Palo Alto Networks local cloud locations with Prisma Access.

  • Prisma Access: Customers can securely connect mobile users and branch offices directly to gateways located in India for low-latency secure access to cloud and data center applications.
  • Prisma Cloud: Customers can secure and meet security compliance requirements for their applications, data, and the entire cloud native technology stack — throughout the development lifecycle and across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
  • Cortex XDR: Customers can take advantage of the industry’s first extended detection and response platform that spans all data sources to stop modern attacks.
  • WildFire: Customers can fully utilise the industry’s most advanced cloud-based threat analysis and prevention engine while ensuring that files submitted for analysis stay in India to help meet data residency and privacy concerns.
  • Cortex Data Lake: Customers can collect, transform, and integrate their enterprise’s security data to enable Palo Alto Networks solutions.

Anil Valluri, regional vice president, India and SAARC at Palo Alto Networks, said, “Investing in local cloud infrastructure is part of Palo Alto Networks continued commitment to customers around the world, wherever their data resides. India was chosen not only because of the country’s mature cloud market and reliable infrastructure but also for accelerated digital transformation imposed by the pandemic. With the Government’s Digital India initiative, this new cloud location is a step forward towards a safer and secure tomorrow, while also addressing data residency and privacy needs.”

The availability of the regionally hosted services is part of Palo Alto Networks ongoing commitment to deliver the most complete set of security services locally for India and regional customers. These services enable customers to balance data privacy with the ability to detect emerging threats, providing a seamless, streamlined security solution operated and delivered within India.