Palo Alto Networks has announced a number of enhancements to Prisma Cloud, the cloud native security platform. According to the company, Prisma Cloud now has the industry’s most accurate web application firewall (WAF) capabilities with these enhancements.

Prisma Cloud delivers cloud workload protection capabilities through a number of distinct modules including Host Security, Container Security, and Web Application and API Security (WAAS).

The enhancements to these modules include Bot Risk Management, Advanced DoS Protection, Host Security With Custom Compliance Policies and Container Security With Enhanced Kubernetes Cluster Awareness and CRI-O Compliance Checks.

Prisma Cloud Web Application and API Security (WAAS) customers can now manage web bots and decide how to handle access for different bot types. Users have customizable visibility and protection covering known, unknown and user-defined bots.

Prisma Cloud WAAS now includes the ability to defend against application-layer denial-of-service (DoS) attacks by applying rate controls.

Prisma Cloud enhances compliance for virtual machines with custom compliance checks for operating systems, orchestrators and runtime configurations.

Prisma Cloud now has deeper Kubernetes integration with enhanced Kubernetes cluster awareness. This makes it simpler to gain quick visibility, manage security policies and view runtime audits via Kubernetes cluster filters. For CRI-O, Prisma Cloud maps 25 specific compliance checks to CRI-O across containers, images and host configurations.

According to the company, WAAS accuracy was measured across six competitors in an internal benchmark analysis of 200,000 legitimate web transactions. Prisma Cloud WAAS produced the lowest false positive rate to deliver the highest accuracy.

All these features are now available in Prisma Cloud Compute Edition, with general availability in Prisma Cloud Enterprise Edition by early February.

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