Palo Alto Networks Application Framework
Palo Alto Networks in June launched an application framework similar in concept to those offered by Salesforce and AWS that will allow any security provider to build cloud-based applications on top of its security platform. The San Jose, Calif.-based company will provide cloud APIs, software services and compute to deliver the developed apps to customers, said Scott Simkin, director of product marketing, security services and threat intelligence. The framework allows security providers to build applications for specific use cases such as identification, analytics and incident response, Simkin said. By building applications on the platform instead of point products, Simkin said developers can leverage the threat intelligence, user base, infrastructure and data stores that are part of the Palo Alto Networks platform.