Palo Alto Launches Okyo Garde Enterprise-Grade Security Pack For Remote Workers


Palo Alto Networks has rolled out a Wi-Fi based package called Okyo Garde, to provide remote workers with enterprise-grade cybersecurity features. Okyo Garde combines hardware, software and security services into one seamless, simple subscription. Featuring a mesh-enabled Wi-Fi 6 system, it provides protection from malware, ransomware, phishing attacks and more.

In early 2022, the company plans to add Okyo Garde Enterprise Edition to its offering. It will come with Prisma Access integrated to deliver unified security policy management and SASE (secure access service edge) to work-from-home employees.

The work-from-home employee can also use Okyo Garde to enable an additional separate, private Wi-Fi network for the rest of their home and family’s needs. This network will also have advanced security capabilities designed for consumers and will be solely under the control of the employee or other family members.

Okyo Garde is now available for pre-ordering in the US, with shipments expected to start this fall.

In another development, the company announced that the Unit 42 Threat Intelligence team has identified the first known vulnerability that could enable one user of a public cloud service to break out of their environment and execute code on environments belonging to other users in the same public cloud service.

This cross-account takeover affected Microsoft’s Azure Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform. Researchers decided to name the finding Azurescape because the attack started from a container escape – a technique that enables privilege escalation out of container environments.

The company added that Microsoft took swift action to fix the underlying issues as soon as it reported them to the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC).