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Palo Alto Networks Joins Microsoft 365 Partner Program


For Microsoft 365 enterprise customers, Prisma Access delivers visibility, data protection, threat protection, and control.

Businesses are today expected to provide outstanding user experiences to their workers, as well as third parties and external consumers, whether they are at work, at home, or on the go. To help accomplish this, many people chose Microsoft 365, the premier enterprise cloud-enabled collaboration suite.

The global cybersecurity leader, Palo Alto Networks has joined the Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program to provide direct and efficient connectivity for Microsoft 365 users through the industry-leading Prisma Access service, allowing for an optimal user experience aligned with Microsoft’s connectivity principles.

“As enterprises use direct-to-app architectures for their hybrid workforces, IT teams can find themselves with limited visibility and control over what applications users are accessing. Prisma Access reduces administrative and management burden by enabling the dynamic identification and categorization of Microsoft 365 traffic providing secure branch direct Internet access via Prisma Access,” said Kumar Ramachandran, Senior Vice President of Products for Palo Alto Networks. “We can’t reinforce enough the importance of having a trusted ecosystem of technology partners. As a member of the Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program, we help customers feel confident in the security of their cloud environments and applications.”

Prisma Access, Palo Alto Networks’ flagship cloud-delivered security technology, covers all of the requirements for securing Microsoft 365 and other cloud services, allowing users to have safe and dependable Zero Trust access to all of the apps they need from anywhere.

For teams responsible for keeping users secure, Prisma Access enables:

  • A cloud-delivered security platform spanning over 100 global locations in more than 70 countries;
  • API and inline-based data loss prevention and threat prevention;
  • Native and autonomous digital experience monitoring; and
  • Simplified deployment and fast return on investment.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Palo Alto Networks into the Networking Partner Program for Microsoft 365,” said Scott Schnoll, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. “Palo Alto Networks is a valued partner that is focused on helping Microsoft 365 customers implement the Microsoft 365 network connectivity principles. Microsoft only recommends Networking Partner Program member solutions for connectivity to Microsoft 365.”

Prisma Access can differentiate Microsoft 365 traffic by leveraging Microsoft’s APIs for endpoints, enabling local egress for application traffic, and eliminating intrusive network security for Microsoft 365 connections, all in accordance with Microsoft 365 network connectivity standards. Palo Alto Networks’ integrated next-generation CASB approach enables IT security teams to see and secure Microsoft 365 and a variety of other applications, protect sensitive data stored and shared, and prevent zero-day threats in real time — all without the need for additional infrastructure or deployment complexity.

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