Verona, June 15, 2021 - Kiratech, an Italian company that integrates the best Cloud, DevOps and Cybersecurity technologies with high-level consulting services, has chosen to partner with Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, to help support Italian and Swiss companies to manage and secure cloud applications and services. This partnership will see Prisma Cloud, the industry’s only comprehensive Cloud Native Security Platform (CNSP), empowering AKIT, Kiratech’s cybersecurity business unit.
While supporting the five major Cloud Service Providers, every Kubernetes managed and unmanaged version, and many different developer environments and popular tools, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks addresses the four main elements of cloud native security:
- Cloud Security Posture Management (visibility, compliance, governance, proactive defence against threats, data protection)
- Cloud Workload Protection (host protection, VM, containers, serverless, application of standards and compliance policies, runtime protection leveraging AI/ML, and vulnerability management. Integration with DevOps pipeline applying the Shiftleft and DevSecOps methodology)
- Cloud Network Security (Zero Trust identity-based microsegmentation)
- Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (permission and access management, group management, service accounts)
Today, companies compete in different contexts where the time to market is crucial as well as the adoption of enabling technologies – such as the cloud in its many forms: public, multi and hybrid.
New services and applications leverage containers, serverless, and innovative tools (DevOps through CI/CD pipeline, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), GitOps, event-driven architecture), but while the benefits are significant, there is an important issue at stake: Security.
“Companies are facing an actual danger: the risk of not correctly protecting their cloud applications, with a serious risk of consistently damaging their image and finances” says Giulio Covassi, CEO and Founder at Kiratech. “AKIT is a business unit that offers the best competencies to companies that don’t have enough skills to face the Cloud Native Security by themselves. This can only be achieved by cooperating with a prestigious and international partner such as Palo Alto Networks. We know the integration of Prisma Cloud with our services will generate new success opportunities to also increase the awareness around the Cloud Security topic in the Italian and Swiss markets''.
"We are excited to partner with Kiratech. We truly believe Prisma Cloud, a market leader with over 2,000 customers worldwide, combined with Kiratech's strong DevSecOps and cyber security skills, will quickly provide customers with concrete value by enabling the implementation of successful cloud native projects,” says Mauro Palmigiani, Country Manager Italy, Greece and Malta at Palo Alto Networks. "Italy is a particularly fast growing market for cloud security, so this partnership with Kiratech will help our customers to benefit from our combined skills and technology to ensure each day is more secure than the one before.”