Palo Alto Networks and Tanium Forge Strategic Alliance
Las Vegas, Nevada, August 5, 2015 – Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, and Tanium, the company that has redefined security and systems management, announced the formation of a strategic alliance which will transform the effectiveness, accuracy, and speed by which large, distributed organizations prevent, detect, and respond to today’s cyberthreats.
Given the speed and sophistication of modern cyberattacks, integrated and automated prevention technologies are of the utmost essence. Security teams are overwhelmed with the flood of alerts coming in from a variety of tools, each monitoring a different aspect of the network. When coupled with the sheer number of endpoints – most large organizations commonly have hundreds of thousands to secure and manage – security teams can’t keep pace because their tools are either too slow, provide limited visibility, or lack the integration required to quickly prevent new threats and respond as they are detected.
Tanium, which is in use at over half of the Fortune 100 providing 15-second visibility and control over millions of endpoints, and Palo Alto Networks have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide an integrated offering that automates and accelerates the otherwise manual and time-consuming process of threat detection and incident response with unmatched effectiveness, accuracy, and speed.
Palo Alto Networks is changing the economics of cyber attacks by delivering a natively integrated platform that brings breach prevention capabilities across distributed networks, including mobile devices and cloud-based services. Initial efforts of the alliance will be focused on the integration of Tanium with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, its cloud-based threat prevention service that automatically detects unknown, malicious activity and quickly prevents threats before an enterprise is compromised. WildFire is an integral part of the Palo Alto Networks security platform that also includes the Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall, Threat Intelligence Cloud, and Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection.
Through the integration, Tanium will receive malicious indicators identified by WildFire and automatically interrogate every geographically distributed endpoint across an organization, validate the existence of an active cyber attack, identify all of the compromised systems and take remediation action as needed, all within seconds. Additionally, as Tanium identifies new threat indicators at the endpoint, it will share that information with Palo Alto Networks, creating a closed-loop system whereby network and endpoint protections are continually enhanced and delivered across an organization using the integrated offering.
“Today’s organizations face a daunting challenge in preventing and remediating cyberattacks as quickly as possible across their distributed organizations. We are pleased to be teaming with Tanium to fundamentally change the game for adversaries, arming security organizations with innovative new tools to go on the offensive and quickly prevent, detect, and respond to attacks before damage is done.”
— Chad Kinzelberg, SVP of business and corporate development at Palo Alto Networks
“We are honored to be entering into an alliance with Palo Alto Networks that will be transformative for the security industry as we extend security and remediation capabilities between network and endpoint security. Our first integration provides a level of automation, access, and control that security teams of large, global organizations have never had before—at a time when new ways to defend against security attacks has elevated to a board level discussion.”
— Orion Hindawi, Co-founder, President and CTO of Tanium
Tanium and Palo Alto Networks will be showcasing the integrated solution at Black Hat 2015, booths 1248 (Tanium) and Booth 119 (Palo Alto Networks).
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Tanium offers a unified endpoint management and security platform that is built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. Many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated organizations, including more than half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and four branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium to make confident decisions, operate efficiently and effectively, and remain resilient against disruption. Tanium ranks 7th on the Forbes list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for 2019 and 10th on FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Medium Workplaces.” Visit us at www.tanium.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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