Palo Alto and Deloitte Enter US MSSP Market with Expanded Partnership


Palo Alto Networks and Deloitte announced the expansion of their existing alliance to offer managed security services to their joint US customers. The move will see Palo Alto’s portfolio of cybersecurity technologies become available in global consulting giant Deloitte’s managed and results-based offerings, the companies said in a press release. The expanded partnership introduces an important new player to the growing space of managed security service providers (MSSPs) as organizations increasingly invest in specialized services to strengthen defenses and address ever-evolving cyber threats.

Palo Alto-Deloitte Managed Service Delivers Threat Detection, Zero Trust and 5G Security

The Palo Alto-Deloitte deal will offer threat detection, 5G security and enable zero trust for U.S. organizations, the pair said. Palo Alto Vice President, Global Systems Integrator Ecosystems, Prem Iyer, said the move to the MSSP sphere was triggered by customer demands for Secure Access Services (SASE) detection and response capabilities. , cloud and threats. “By offering our portfolio of innovative security solutions as a managed service through Deloitte, we are providing newly expanded support for clients who want their cyber programs to truly enable their critical business initiatives.

Extended solutions offered as managed services will include:

  • Zero Trust enterprise enablement, including identity context, that improves automated policy decisions across on-premises, hybrid, and private/public cloud environments
  • Multi-cloud automation and orchestration, combining cloud security offerings from both companies
  • Managed cyber defense with Palo Alto’s Prisma Cloud and Prisma Cloud Compute solution integrated with Deloitte’s OpenCloud. This will provide capabilities for threat detection, prevention, attack surface management and security automation. Deloitte can also help clients by advising, implementing and operating a cyber defense technology stack leveraging the Palo Alto Networks product portfolio.
  • Native 5G security combining security planes, data integration, cellular signaling and control domains, and protecting enterprise networks and users by leveraging cross-domain correlations to enforce security policies based on user identities, wireless apps and devices

Kieran Norton, Solutions Leader and Principal at Deloitte, added, “We advise our clients every day on how cybersecurity can help them strengthen their strategic business priorities, but building everything in-house can be difficult and costly. Together with Palo Alto Networks, we are able to advise, equip and leverage the security capabilities of organizations striving to manage cyber threats with agility and resilience.

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