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Palo Alto Networks acquires CirroSecure

Zafar Anjum | May 29, 2015
The acquisition brings a new approach to secure SaaS applications in the enterprise security vendor’s Enterprise Security Platform

Palo Alto Networks has acquired CirroSecure, a Silicon Valley-based company with a highly differentiated approach to securing Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, the enterprise security provider announced on 28 May.

One of the key features of the Palo Alto Networks' Enterprise Security Platform is the ability to secure high risk, unsanctioned applications by providing superior visibility and control. The addition of the CirroSecure technology to the Palo Alto Networks platform expands this functionality by providing additional security for SaaS applications such as Box, Dropbox, GitHub, Google Drive, and that are highly collaborative, yet often store some of an organization's most sensitive, the vendor said in a statement.

"The acquisition of CirroSecure brings unique technology and talent to Palo Alto Networks. Their exceptional SaaS security technology expands the capabilities of our proven platform already in use by more than 24,000 customers worldwide. We enable organizations to embrace SaaS as an extension of their IT infrastructure without security concerns and this addition further strengthens the reach and power of our enterprise security platform," said Lee Klarich, senior vice president of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks.

"Reducing risk in SaaS applications is an essential cornerstone of securing enterprise IT infrastructures of the future. We are thrilled to join Palo Alto Networks; they are the clear leaders in the enterprise security market with a game-changing platform designed for the modern and agile computing environment. Our joint technologies provide unparalleled SaaS application," said Nishant Doshi, CTO of CirroSecure.



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