Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Cloud

3/31/2020
11:50 AM
50%
50%

Palo Alto Networks to Buy CloudGenix for $420M

Palo Alto Networks plans to integrate CloudGenix's SD-WAN technology into its Prisma SASE platform following the deal.

Palo Alto Networks has agreed to acquire cloud-based SD-WAN provider CloudGenix for about $420 million in cash. Its goal is to build out the capabilities of its Prisma Access SASE platform.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is becoming a common term as applications move from data centers to the cloud and businesses struggle to manage access for distributed employees. SASE aims to provide cloud-based support and security for different applications accessed from different locations. It combines WAN capabilities with network security functions like a secure web gateway, cloud access security broker, firewall-as-a-service, and zero-trust network access.

Palo Alto Networks plans to integrate CloudGenix's cloud-based SD-WAN products to improve onboarding for remote branches and stores into Prisma Access. "This combination will extend the breadth of the Prisma Access SASE platform, address network and security transformation requirements, and accelerate the shift from SD-WAN to SASE," officials write in a statement.

San Jose-based CloudGenix was founded in 2013 to transform legacy WANs into a simpler and more secure application-defined structure. The company has raised a total of $99 million over four rounds of funding, CrunchBase reports. CloudGenix has about 250 customers across the healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, banking, tech, and hospitality industries. 

The acquisition is expected to close during Palo Alto Networks' fiscal fourth quarter, pending regulatory and customary closing conditions.

Read more details here.

Check out The Edge, Dark Reading's new section for features, threat data, and in-depth perspectives. Today's featured story: "Untangling Third-Party Risk (and Fourth, and Fifth...)."

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
tdsan
50%
50%
tdsan,
User Rank: Ninja
4/23/2020 | 9:59:36 AM
Goodbye to CloudGenics and hello to PaloAlto's Network Automation Platform
I do think this is the way to go, PaloAlto has created a network they intend to utilize  which offers services ranging from network creation, management, and network control. They are looking to control the highway to create a clean environment the same way Google is.

I have been a proponent of PaloAlto Networks since their inception using AppID and controlling the application, I think this goes right inline with the ability to create networks (as long as the network is consistent - good data in, good data out, this is where CloudGenix comes into play, they use YAML files to create automated SDNs and Physical networks).

I do think with PaloAlto's R&D team, they could improve this CloudGenix process because it looks like it is not polished, more from a DevOps perspective. I did see from the video (CloudGenix, the admin where the admin had to make changes and create variables in the YAML file "type: {switch}"; the application should have done this,  hopefully they can move this process to the next level.

SD-WAN: Secure, High-Performance, Simple | PaloGuard.com

It is an interesting time.

Todd
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 7/9/2020
Omdia Research Launches Page on Dark Reading
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading 7/9/2020
4 Security Tips as the July 15 Tax-Day Extension Draws Near
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon,  7/10/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal, a Dark Reading Perspective
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
The Threat from the Internetand What Your Organization Can Do About It
The Threat from the Internetand What Your Organization Can Do About It
This report describes some of the latest attacks and threats emanating from the Internet, as well as advice and tips on how your organization can mitigate those threats before they affect your business. Download it today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-15105
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
CVE-2020-11061
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
CVE-2020-4042
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
CVE-2020-11081
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
CVE-2020-6114
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...