Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity company, today announced that KPIT has transformed its approach to cybersecurity by deploying Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform, including its firewalls and network security management.
KPIT is a global technology company specializing in consulting and engineering products and services to automotive, manufacturing, energy and utilities and life sciences companies.
Headquartered in Pune, India, the company has 12,000 employees. KPIT helps global corporations become more productive, integrated and innovative. For 20 years, KPIT had a security infrastructure based on a standard firewall and antivirus software. However, after revamping its strategy and introducing its “Smart Enterprise” concept – an approach to enterprise digital transformation, consisting of smart campus, smart collaboration, smart business systems, smart insights, smart infrastructure, smart workforce and smart relationships – the company needed a more flexible and automated approach to security and network management.
After completing a comprehensive evaluation of security vendors, KPIT chose Palo Alto Networks, deploying the PA-5020 next-generation firewall, along with Traps advanced endpoint protection, Panorama network security management, WildFire cloud-based threat analysis service, AutoFocus™ contextual threat intelligence service, and Magnifier behavioral analytics application.
Before deploying Palo Alto Networks platform-based technologies, many malicious attempts would have slipped through KPIT’s network. At the same time, the lightweight agent used by Traps advanced endpoint protection solution has eliminated any degradation of device performance.
KPIT has been impressed with the ease of administration, simplified management, and automation. It hasn’t needed to add staff to the security team, while those on the team have more bandwidth, because automation means they do not need to write rules and policy.