Simplifying operations and strengthening security: CBTS and Palo Alto Networks unite for future-ready networking

October 03, 2023
NEWS ARTICLE

The shift to work-from-anywhere models and cloud computing is increasing demand for secure and scalable connectivity solutions. As enterprises struggle to keep up with a growing hybrid workforce and multi-cloud adoption, implementing new technology and services can be daunting. Investing in a solution that enables secure and efficient access to applications in cloud and hybrid work environments is crucial in the evolving digital landscape.

In addition to the accelerated adoption of cloud, threats are becoming more sophisticated with the advent of AI. These factors together make the need for a robust and comprehensive networking solution greater than ever before.

By focusing on integrated solutions, organizations can leverage the benefits of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) more effectively, unlocking improved connectivity, robust security, and unified management.

That’s why the partnership between industry leaders Palo Alto Networks® and CBTS is such a game-changer.

CBTS understands the challenges faced by customers, and as such, is working together with Palo Alto Networks to offer solutions powered by best-of-breed products like Palo Alto Networks Prisma® SASE—that includes Prisma Access and Prisma SD-WAN—delivered and managed by CBTS to address networking and security needs as they continue to evolve.

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SASE is the industry’s most complete AI-powered SASE solution, converging cloud-delivered security, SD-WAN, and Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) into a single unified service. Prisma SASE is the secure foundation for agile, cloud-enabled organizations. With Prisma SASE delivered and managed by CBTS, organizations can create a modernized network environment that is easily scalable and capable of providing secure access to applications and data from any location.

Prisma Access managed by CBTS is an industry-leading secure service edge (SSE) platform that ensures secure access for users across the Internet, mobile devices, the Cloud, and applications regardless of location—at HQ, a branch, or remote. Purpose-built to secure at cloud scale, only Prisma Access protects all application traffic with best-in-class capabilities while securing both access and data to reduce the risk of a data breach dramatically. With the latest release, Prisma Access furthers its leadership in securing all apps by supporting up to 10Gbps of total encrypted throughput for connecting users to private apps.

Prisma SD-WAN managed by CBTS is the pinnacle of next-generation SD-WAN technology and delivers exceptional user experience, zero trust security for users, apps and IoT, and automates complex IT operations. It seamlessly integrates robust security features into its core, safeguarding network traffic from evolving cyber threats. Prisma SD-WAN excels in optimizing connectivity to cloud applications delivering 10x improvement in performance, ensuring fast and reliable access to critical resources hosted in various cloud environments.

Together Palo Alto Networks and CBTS, a NextWave Diamond Innovator, deliver scalable and holistic solutions, reducing complexity and providing the flexibility you need to navigate ever-changing network requirements. CBTS’ proven processes and standardized approach to network management consistently deliver high-quality results, and a reliable, secure network infrastructure at the same time. This partnership combines the strengths of CBTS as a managed security services provider and Palo Alto Networks as the global cybersecurity leader.

By your side from the start

CBTS recognizes that support doesn’t end with deployment; it’s an ongoing commitment. This end-to-end approach ensures that in the deployment of their Palo Alto Networks services, clients receive a tailored and efficient experience that aligns with their specific needs and evolves with their changing requirements.

  • Consultation: Through in-depth discussions, CBTS experts understand the unique requirements and challenges of each client. When adopting Palo Alto Networks services, CBTS ensures that clients are well-informed about the available options and how they can best align with their security and networking objectives.
  • Scoping: CBTS works with the client to determine goals, timelines, resource requirements, and potential challenges and opportunities of Palo Alto Networks service adoption. By establishing a clear scope, CBTS ensures that the Palo Alto Networks services implementation aligns with the client’s vision, minimizing unexpected obstacles and ensuring a smooth adoption process.
  • Network design: Our experts ensure that the network design not only aligns with current requirements, but also anticipates future scalability and security needs. This planning ensures that Palo Alto Networks services seamlessly integrate into the client’s network infrastructure, maximizing their effectiveness while maintaining network performance and stability.
  • Activation and installation: CBTS takes care of the activation and, when applicable, installation process. Whether it’s implementing threat prevention measures or optimizing traffic management, our team ensures that all components of a client’s chosen Palo Alto Networks service(s) are installed correctly and efficiently.
  • Day 0 – Day 2 support: In the immediate post-deployment phase, CBTS monitors system performance, addresses issues, provides training, and generally ensures that clients have the skills and resources to manage their Palo Alto Networks services. This proactive support helps clients adapt to new security measures, ensures that their network continues to operate smoothly, and safeguards against potential threats.

About CBTS

CBTS serves enterprise and midmarket clients in all industries across the United States and Canada. CBTS combines deep technical expertise with a full suite of flexible technology solutions—including Application Modernization, Managed Hybrid Cloud, Cybersecurity, Unified Communications, and Infrastructure solutions. From developing and deploying modern applications and the secure, scalable platforms on which they run, to managing, monitoring, and optimizing their operations, CBTS delivers comprehensive technology solutions for its clients’ transformative business initiatives. For more information, please visit www.cbts.com.

Media Contact

Roger Hamshaw
Director, Marketing
416.312.6244
roger.hamshaw@cbts.com

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