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Digital Modernization

Palo Alto Networks IoT Security Platform Attains FedRAMP Authorization

Moderate-level

authorization

Palo Alto Networks IoT Security Platform Attains FedRAMP Authorization

Palo Alto Networks, a cybersecurity company, announced that its internet of things security offering has attained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program authorization at the Moderate level. 

FedRAMP is a governmentwide program that provides cybersecurity ratings for cloud-based products and services offered to federal agencies.

The IoT Security solution is designed to help agencies protect unmanaged IoT devices. It enforces zero trust through a single platform and uses machine learning to provide complete device visibility, Palo Alto Networks said Thursday.

Dana Barnes, Palo Alto Network’s senior vice president for public sector, said that IoT Security automates the implementation of zero trust amid the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks. Barnes is a two-time Wash100 winner and a member of the Potomac Officers Club.

Zero trust is a modern security architecture and is a key element of President Joe Biden’s May 2021 executive order on modernizing federal cybersecurity.

According to product documents on the company’s website, IoT Security uses a combination of intrusion prevention techniques, malware analysis and DNS prevention technology to protect IoT devices from known and unknown threats. 

IoT can also recommend zero trust policies based on the behavior of IoT devices connected to the network, eliminating the need to manually create controls, according to the documents.

The newly authorized offering will also enhance the capabilities of current users of Palo Alto Networks’ Next-Generation Firewall platform.

Palo Alto Networks said that the FedRAMP authorization was sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Tags: cybersecurity Dana Barnes Department of Veterans Affairs digital modernization FedRAMP IoT Security Palo Alto Networks Wash100 zero trust