Palo Alto Networks expands partnership with Google Cloud, commits to ten-figure deal

Palo Alto Networks has extended and increased its commitment to Google Cloud with a multi-year deal worth over $1 billion, naming Google Cloud its AI and infrastructure provider of choice. In turn, Google Cloud has solidified its relationship with Palo Alto Networks as its preferred next-generation firewall (NGFW) provider. The expanded partnership was announced at the Cloud Next ’24 conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The partnership aims to create customer value by focusing on two key areas:

1. Zero Trust, World-Class Network Security: Palo Alto Networks Network Security platform with VM Series is embedded into Google Cloud to enable a Zero Trust Network posture and strengthen defenses against threats. The integrated solution provides protection and scalability across public cloud and Google Distributed Cloud (GDC) deployments, even in air-gapped network environments.

2. Enhanced AI Capabilities: Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSIAM, an AI-driven security operations platform, is built on machine learning models backed by Google’s cloud infrastructure and AI services, including BigQuery and Gemini models.

Palo Alto Networks and Google Cloud have partnered since 2018.

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