Security in the Oracle Cloud with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Firewalls

Lucas de Souza Reis Gomes, and Phil Griston - Marketplace Partnerships

As organizations continue to shift their workloads to the cloud, fears around security efficacy run rampant. In fact, 66% of IT professionals say that security is their biggest concern in adopting an enterprise cloud strategy. Although we’ve put security at the forefront of our Oracle Cloud architecture design, we know that security is a team effort. The shared responsibility model used in the cloud means that our customers need access to the security tools they know and trust when they deploy workloads in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Therefore, we’re always delighted when market leaders in the security industry enhance their support of our platform.

Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the VM-Series next-generation firewall for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure from Palo Alto Networks, deployable directly from the Marketplace in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console. VM-Series next-generation firewalls provide the capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks next-generation hardware firewall in a virtual machine (VM) form. This offering expands your security posture across new cloud workloads while maintaining corporate security policies with familiar tools and management. Enterprise customers can use a defense-in-depth approach to securely migrate their applications and data to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by deploying a VM-Series virtual appliance in high-availability mode with a full suite of security services, including Intrusion Prevention Service, Anti-Virus, and Malware prevention.

VM-Series features enable users to meet the following goals:

  • Automate network security: VM-Series virtual firewalls integrate network security provisioning into the application development lifecycle and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines to ensure safe, on-demand scalability.
  • Simplify compliance: VM-Series virtual firewalls help you to mitigate risk by reducing your attack surface and inserting threat prevention in decentralized environments. You can achieve compliance with regulations such as GDPR, PCI, HIPAA, and SWIFT.
  • Improve your network security posture: VM-Series virtual firewalls let you consistently manage network security for applications that are hosted on-premises, in private and public clouds, and across branch locations.

To learn more about deploying VM-Series next-generation firewalls on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, visit the following new technical step-by-step blog posts:

The Oracle and Palo Alto Networks partnership provides a seamless experience for deploying VM-Series next-generation firewalls in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and secure customer workloads. To get started, visit the VM-Series Marketplace listing.

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