Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced a technological integration with the Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Firewall. The integration allows joint customers to use Druva inSync and Phoenix with Palo Alto Networks firewalls to enhance visibility, increase security and shape traffic for inSync and Phoenix in their networks.
Palo Alto Networks App-IDTM technology gives customers unprecedented visibility into the applications on the network and provides the security needed for organizations to safely enable those applications.
With a single dashboard for backup, availability and governance, Druva’s inSync and Phoenix solutions are not only designed for today’s distributed and mobile enterprises, but dramatically reduce the risk, effort and cost of protecting and managing structured and unstructured data.
The combination of Druva’s technologies with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall can provide a new level of data security to strengthen joint customers’ critical infrastructures against targeted cyber attacks.
Through the technology integration, Druva customers can manage inSync and Phoenix traffic by configuring their Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls using Druva-specific App-IDs. This enables Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to uniquely identify Druva traffic when it traverses the network, allowing customers to get direct visibility and apply security policies over Druva applications (inSync and Phoenix) through their firewalls.
For example, customers can easily view and track events associated with Druva using Palo Alto Networks App-ID, helping them to quickly investigate and analyze incidents and profile Druva usage. In addition, customers can also define policies that would allow them to make granular access decisions based on user identity, ensuring that the right people have access to Druva. Previously, administrators had to rely on more conventional methods like port or IP-based traffic shaping.
The usage of App-ID also minimizes the potential impact of application upgrades on firewall rules, enabling the network and security management of both inSync and Phoenix to be seamless.
Under this technology alliance, Palo Alto Networks and Druva will continue to work closely to ensure that the App-IDs are kept up-to-date as Druva continues to innovate and update its applications.
“Managing daily data protection priorities and business needs is nothing short of an imperative for today’s global enterprises,” said Scott Siragusa, Vice President of Channels for Druva. “The Druva solution allows organizations to operate in a secure cloud environment, and by bringing together the capabilities of Druva with that of Palo Alto Networks, our mutual customers benefit from a notable increased level of data protection and reduce the ever-growing risk of cyber threats.”
“Until now, this combination of visibility and control hasn’t existed for mutual customers of Palo Alto Networks and Druva,” said Terry Ramos, Vice President of Business Development at Palo Alto Networks. “With this new level of control now available, organizations can reduce the risk of data exposure within their networks.”
Druva inSync is the market leader in endpoint data protection and governance. The solution integrates scalable, high-performance endpoint backup, secure file access and synchronization, data loss prevention, compliance monitoring and ediscovery capabilities in a single platform. This converged data protection strategy – spanning any mix of BYOD or corporate-owned desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones as well as cloud services, such as Office 365 – dramatically reduces IT overhead as well as enables the organization to take a proactive posture in quickly identifying and mitigating data risks. Analyst firm Gartner recently rated Druva inSync highest overall for three out of three use cases in its 2015 Enterprise Endpoint Critical Capabilities report .
 Gartner, Inc., “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup” by Pushan Rinnen and Robert Rhame, November 12, 2015.
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