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Palo Alto Networks joins Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program

Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks has joined the Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program.

The move will allow Palo Alto Networks to provide direct and efficient connectivity for Microsoft 365 users through its Prisma Access service, facilitating what the company calls an optimal user experience aligned with Microsoft’s connectivity principles.

According to Kumar Ramachandran, SVP of Products for Palo Alto Networks, enterprises that use direct-to-app architectures for their hybrid workforces, IT teams can find themselves with limited visibility and a lack of control over which applications users are accessing.

“We can’t reinforce enough the importance of having a trusted ecosystem of technology partners,” he said. “As a member of the Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program, we help customers feel confident in the security of their cloud environments and applications.”

Palo Alto Networks’ cloud-delivered security platform, Prisma Access, reportedly meets all the requirements for securing Microsoft 365 and other cloud applications, enabling safe and reliable Zero Trust access to all the applications users need from anywhere.

For teams responsible for keeping users secure, Prisma Access provides a cloud-delivered security platform spanning over 100 global locations in more than 70 countries, API and inline-based data loss prevention and threat prevention, native and autonomous digital experience monitoring, and simplified deployment and fast return on investment.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Palo Alto Networks into the Networking Partner Program for Microsoft 365,” said Scott Schnoll, senior product marketing manager at Microsoft. “Palo Alto Networks is a valued partner that is focused on helping Microsoft 365 customers implement the Microsoft 365 network connectivity principles. Microsoft only recommends Networking Partner Program member solutions for connectivity to Microsoft 365.”