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Palo Alto Networks launches AI-based security platform, Cortex

Palo Alto Networks AI-based security platform

Introduction of three developments to accelerate the analysis of massive data sets

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity player has introduced three significant developments which intend to control the power of advanced AI and machine learning and alter security management in the future.

Cortex to ease security operations and improve outcomes

Palo Alto Networks claims that its Cortex is the industry’s only open and integrated AI-based continuous security platform and significant evolution of the Application Framework designed to ease security operations and considerably improve outcomes. Cortex is arrayed on a global, scalable public could platform and .allows security operations teams to speed the analysis of massive data sets. Additionally, it is enabled by the Cortex Data Lake, where customers can securely and privately store and examine large amounts of data that is normalized for advanced AI and machine learning to find threats and manage quick responses.

Cortex XDR to utilize behaviour analytics to uncover threats

The second product, Cortex XDR is the first-of-its-kind detection, investigation and response product that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data. Cortex XDR uncovers threats using behavioural analytics, accelerates investigations with automation, and stops attacks before damage is done through tight integration with existing enforcement points.

New Partnerships behind Cortex

To support the launch of Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks have been forming partnerships with five managed security partners. These security partners will launch offerings that deliver round-the-clock threat monitoring, detection, and response services to Palo Alto Networks’ customers.

Traps to identify harmful activity to stop advanced threats

The product from Palo Alto Networks—Traps endpoint protection and response includes a Behavioural Threat Protection engine that stops advanced threats in real time by stitching together a chain of events to identify harmful activity. Trap 6.0 is the data collection sensor for Cortex Data Lake in order to collect inclusive endpoint security data in the industry. In combination with Cortex XDR, customers can use Traps to spread their prevention capabilities to include detection and response across their entire digital infrastructure with a single agent.

Statement from Senior Analyst of 451 Research

Fernando Montenegro, Senior Analyst at 451 Research stated, “While endpoint and detection response tools are valuable, they give a limited view of what an attack may look like,” said. Further, he added, “Security teams need more sources of data so that they can find and block threats faster across what are increasingly complex enterprise environments. We believe integrating data across endpoint, network and cloud is a positive step toward better addressing these security needs.”

Statement from Chief Product Officer of Palo Alto Networks

Lee Klarich, chief product officer at Palo Alto Networks stated, “While detection and response are integral components of cyber security defense, the current model of disjointed standalone products leaves organizations with blind spots and conflicting data.” Further, he added, “We believe the only way to solve this is with best-in-class prevention, combined with the ability to normalize and analyse data at scale from as many sources as possible, applying AI and machine learning to automatically detect and quickly respond to threats.”