Palo Alto Networks Unveils AI and Machine Learning Security Advancements

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, recently hosted the Cybersecurity Forum in Kuala Lumpur and introduced Cortex, the industry’s only open and integrated, AI-based continuous security platform. This new approach to detection and response aims to help organisations protect themselves against cyberattacks more effectively.

Themed ‘Disrupting the Cybersecurity Status Quo’, the day-long event included keynote presentations by Ken Teong Ong, country manager for Malaysia at Palo Alto Networks, and Mark Du Plessis, managing director for Accenture.

The forum was organised in collaboration with Microsoft, whereby participants took in the latest cybersecurity insights, best practices shared by industry peers and also key policy changes that can continue to drive the industry agenda. There were also demonstrations of the latest innovations, problem-solving opportunities, and networking sessions with partners, associates and peers at the event.

“Our most valuable data and the keys to vital pieces of infrastructure will walk out the door in the hands of cybercriminals. This will happen time and again until we are forced to change and narrow the way we use digital systems in our everyday lives. By adopting a prevention mindset, it is possible to change the status quo and take back control and trust in systems that enable critical business operations. Such healthy conversations should have continuity,” said Ken Teong Ong, country manager, Palo Alto Networks Malaysia.

During the Cybersecurity Forum, Palo Alto Networks also introduced three significant advancements aimed at harnessing the power of advanced AI and machine-learning to transform how security will be managed in the future.

Introducing Cortex™

Cortex is a significant evolution of the Application Framework, designed to simplify security operations and considerably improve outcomes. Deployed on a global, scalable public cloud platform, Cortex allows security operations teams to speed the analysis of massive data sets. Cortex is enabled by the Cortex Data Lake, where customers can securely and privately store and analyse large amounts of data that is normalised for advanced AI and machine learning to find threats and orchestrate responses quickly.

Cortex XDR™ – Breaking Data Silos

Cortex XDR is the first-of-its-kind detection, investigation and response product that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data. Cortex XDR uncovers threats using behavioural analytics, accelerates investigations with automation, and stops attacks before damage is done through tight integration with existing enforcement points.

Traps™ 6.0 – Great Prevention Gets Even Better

Traps endpoint protection and response now includes a Behavioural Threat Protection engine that stops advanced threats in real time by stitching together a chain of events to identify malicious activity. Traps 6.0 acts as the ultimate data collection sensor for Cortex Data Lake, gathering the most comprehensive endpoint security data in the industry. In conjunction with Cortex XDR, customers can use Traps to extend their prevention capabilities to include detection and response across their entire digital infrastructure with a single agent.

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