Telus and Palo Alto Networks launch new managed cloud security service for Canadian businesses

Telus last week announced the launch of its new managed cloud security service built on global cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access technology to help Canadian organizations securely access data and applications from anywhere. 

Global expansion, cloud computing, and mobile/remote workforces are changing the ways organizations implement and deploy applications. Designed to prevent successful cyberattacks, Prisma Access delivers a secure access service edge (SASE) that provides globally distributed networking and security to business users and applications.

The new managed cloud security service includes firewall services, threat prevention, malware prevention, URL filtering, SSL decryption, and application-based policies, to ensure network security and protection. In addition, it enables SASE for customers by connecting with Telus SD-WAN services. 

“We’re delighted to collaborate with TELUS, which has a substantial role in providing innovative, reliable, and secure connectivity to their customers across the globe. By leveraging Prisma Access, TELUS provides a comprehensive security service through a single, integrated, cloud-delivered platform that keeps TELUS customers secure, no matter where they do business and without any compromise of performance or user experience,” said Emma Carpenter, vice-president of Global Service Providers, Palo Alto Networks, in a July 15 press release.

Businesses opting for the service will be able to define custom security policies and the cloud-hosted solution will ensure these policies are consistently enforced across the entire organization, regardless of the users’ location or the applications being accessed, creating a consistent security posture. All traffic communicating with the Internet, the cloud, or between branches will be inspected and filtered on the basis of these security policies, explains Telus.


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