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Palo Alto Networks Gains FedRAMP Authorization for IoT Security

Digital transformation across all industries is driving massive growth in the use of IoT devices.

Palo Alto Networks has reported that its IoT Security solution has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authorization.

Palo Alto Networks IoT SecurityThe company’s sponsoring agency is the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“As cyberattacks become more frequent and sophisticated, the IoT Security solution helps automate Zero Trust security with quick, accurate discovery and best-in-class protection,” said Dana Barnes, Senior Vice President of Public Sector, Palo Alto Networks. “We are committed to protecting the U.S. government and its federal agencies from all security threats with reliable solutions.”

U.S. federal agencies are increasingly focused on adopting a Zero Trust architecture to ensure their IoT devices meet federal security compliance requirements. With this authorization, Palo Alto Networks IoT Security can help federal agencies protect their unmanaged IoT devices with ML-powered visibility, threat prevention and Zero Trust enforcement with a single platform.

Digital transformation across all industries is driving massive growth in the use of IoT devices. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 IoT Threat Report found that 30% of all devices on enterprise networks fall in the IoT category.

Unfortunately, IoT devices and their inherent vulnerabilities are often overlooked, which can lead to enterprise-wide exposure to unseen cyber risks.

Federal officials have adopted several provisions in recent years to increase overall protection and awareness of IoT device security vulnerabilities, including the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for the Federal Government.

The IoT Security Solution’s Moderate Authorization extends the offering the company provides its U.S. government customers.

This authorization adds to the portfolio of other authorized products already being deployed.


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