In the ever-evolving landscape of digital connectivity, enterprise security teams have a critical focus on safeguarding managed devices. However, an often more substantial and vulnerable segment consists of unmanaged devices, which connect to enterprise applications with minimal security and visibility. This gap provides attackers with an easy opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities in unmanaged devices as an entry point to access valuable confidential data.
Palo Alto Networks’ Strategic Acquisition
To address this pressing challenge, Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), a global leader in cybersecurity, has taken a significant step by entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Talon Cyber Security, renowned for its pioneering Enterprise Browser technology. Talon’s innovative Enterprise Browser solution, when integrated with Prisma® SASE, presents a powerful approach to securely access business applications from any device, including non-corporate and mobile devices, all while ensuring seamless user experiences.
Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer at Palo Alto Networks
Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer for Palo Alto Networks, emphasizes the evolving landscape: “Organizations today rely heavily on browsers for work, with numerous SaaS and web applications in use. Talon enables organizations to secure work activities via an Enterprise Browser without impacting personal device usage or user privacy. By integrating Talon with Prisma SASE, Palo Alto Networks can securely connect users and devices to all applications, maintaining consistent security across diverse user profiles and devices. This announcement underscores our belief in the strength of the Israeli cybersecurity ecosystem and our commitment to our team in Israel.”
Anand Oswal, SVP and GM, Palo Alto Networks
Anand Oswal, SVP and GM at Palo Alto Networks, highlights the security challenges brought about by Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies: “While BYOD enhances productivity, it also introduces significant security risks. Talon’s Enterprise Browser empowers security teams with deep visibility and control over all work-related SaaS and web activities on devices, including personal and unmanaged endpoints. SASE solutions must evolve to secure unmanaged devices with the same consistency as managed devices, enabling secure access to business applications from any location. The unique combination of Prisma SASE and Talon will transform how organizations navigate modern connected digital environments.”
Ofer Ben-Noon, Co-Founder & CEO, Talon
Ofer Ben-Noon, Co-Founder & CEO of Talon, elucidates their mission: “The proliferation of distributed work models has created a dynamic threat landscape that legacy solutions are ill-equipped to handle. We built Talon to bring powerful last-mile security to organizations, addressing the significant customer needs for secure access across all devices while catering to emerging customer and user preferences for browser-based productivity. Talon’s Enterprise Browser is purpose-built to deliver seamless, familiar user experiences on top of enterprise-grade protection that aligns with the robust security offered by Prisma SASE today. Palo Alto Networks is not only the ideal partner to accelerate our journey but also shares our commitment to innovation in Israel, aligning perfectly with Talon’s mission of delivering the best outcomes for customers and employees.”
Innovation Award Winner: Talon Cyber Security
Founded by entrepreneurs Ofer Ben-Noon and Ohad Bobrov, Talon Cyber Security received recognition as the winner of the RSA Conference’s prestigious Innovation Sandbox contest in 2022, underscoring their innovative approach to cybersecurity. The co-founders will continue to lead their respective teams within the Prisma SASE division of Palo Alto Networks after the acquisition is finalized.
- Palo Alto Networks acquires Talon Cyber Security to address security challenges related to unmanaged devices accessing enterprise applications.
- Talon’s Enterprise Browser technology, integrated with Prisma SASE, enables secure access to business applications from any device while preserving user privacy.
- Palo Alto Networks aims to provide consistent security for both managed and unmanaged devices in today’s ever-connected digital environment.
- Talon Cyber Security, winner of the RSA Conference’s Innovation Sandbox contest in 2022, brings an innovative approach to cybersecurity.
- Talon’s co-founders will continue to lead their teams within the Prisma SASE division of Palo Alto Networks post-acquisition.
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