Citrix teams up with Palo Alto to secure its SD-WAN platform

Joint offering enables security across branches and workspaces

Applications and workloads are migrating to the cloud very fast and security needs to follow them, said Aras.
Applications and workloads are migrating to the cloud very fast and security needs to follow them, said Aras.

Citrix is collaborating with cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks to enable easy deployment and management of next-generation firewalls within Citrix SD-WAN, providing companies with added security to protect their assets at the branch and remotely-accessed workspaces.

Business today is more global and collaborative than ever. People work anywhere, anytime on any number of devices. And they access and share information and ideas across systems and borders. This promises new levels of productivity and innovation that can transform entire industries – and even create new ones. But it also introduces new risks via an expanded attack surface that companies must vigilantly guard against.

“Applications and workloads are migrating to the cloud at a very aggressive rate and security needs to follow them,” said Chalan Aras, vice president, SD-WAN and intelligent traffic management, Citrix. “With Palo Alto Networks, we can deliver an advanced SD-WAN security solution that enables companies to protect users, data and applications across branches, data centres and public clouds in a simple, flexible way.”

With the integration of the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtual next-generation firewalls and Prisma Access with the Citrix SD-WAN, distributed enterprises can enhance their network and cloud protection.

“In today’s hybrid, multi-cloud world, security needs to be as agile as your applications, data and users,” said Adam Geller, senior vice president, products, Palo Alto Networks. “Together with Citrix, we can deliver an integrated set of products that provide a consistent level of protection to users across the network and both public and private clouds.”

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