Palo Alto Networks updates Prisma Cloud to secure the full app lifecycle

Embracing the concept of DevSecOps, Palo Alto Networks on Tuesday rolled out Prisma Cloud 3.0, bringing a number of updates to the platform focused on the security of the entire application development lifecycle. That includes infrastructure as code (IaC) security, agentless security and a next-gen CASB. 

Palo Alto launched Prisma Cloud in 2019 as a comprehensive cloud security suite designed to govern access, protect data and secure applications consistently. Offering a comprehensive, integrated security platform has become all the more important in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic when workforces are increasingly dispersed, Palo Alto’s chief product officer Lee Klarich told reporters. Prisma Cloud attempts to offer consistent network security across campuses, branches, remote offices and anywhere else. 

People are not just working from home but “increasingly working from anywhere,” Klarich said. “How do we safely enable that construct that is increasingly becoming the norm?”

Comprehensive cloud security starts in the app development phase, Palo Alto contends. With Cloud Code Security, the company is adding IaC scanning and code fixes directly into developer tools across the development lifecycle. This will help catch misconfigurations in code templates that can lead to thousands of alerts in runtime. 

Meanwhile, Prisma Cloud is unique in offering both agentless and

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