Palo Alto Networks expands India R&D to secure Cloud Journey

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  • The company has been operating in India for the last seven years with Mumbai as its base
  • The company is looking at leveraging AI and ML to automate a lot of security tasks

Global cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks is now investing heavily in research and development (R&D) at its Bengaluru facility. The company has been operating in India for the last seven years with Mumbai as its base.

 

“We have nearly 100 people working at the R&D facility. We will continue to invest in expanding our reach to customer and product development in India and securing the Cloud journey for our customers – for both network and enterprise data center security,” Varun Badhwar, SVP, Public Cloud Security, Palo Alto Networks, told IANS.

He added, “There are more security alerts and large enterprises will tell you that they’re struggling with the volume of alerts that need to be investigated that requires a lot of automation. We look at leveraging AI and ML to automate a lot of those security tasks. We want to make sure that we provide the right access to our customers in India, for those which are born in the Cloud as well as traditional enterprises, with the best of cloud security capabilities. We do believe that the Indian market will have a strong prevalence of Hybrid Cloud.”

He also stated that the company is also going to focus a lot on automation to bridge the skill shortage for cybersecurity which is a global problem. We can solve this problem by providing a high degree of automation through our “secure the future” capabilities by leveraging AI and ML.

Palo Alto Networks offers an enterprise cybersecurity platform that provides network security, cloud security, endpoint protection, and various cloud-delivered security services. The company debuted on the NYSE on July 20, 2012, raising $260 million with its initial public offering, which was the 4th-largest tech IPO of 2012.

Source: IANS

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