Prisma™ Cloud is a cloud native security platform that enables you to secure your cloud native infrastructure and cloud native applications using a single dashboard. It offers comprehensive visibility and threat detection across your organization’s hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure.
This site provides documentation for the full-suite of capabilities that include: 
Cloud Security Posture Management  |  Cloud Workload Protection |  Identity-Based MicrosegmentationIAM Security & Code Security

Prisma Cloud taps into the cloud providers’ APIs for read-only access to your network traffic, user activity, and configuration of systems and services, and correlates these disparate data sets to help the cloud compliance and security analytics teams prioritize risks and quickly respond to issues. It also uses Enforcers to enable microsegmentation for workload isolation, as well as Defenders to secure your host, container, and serverless computing environments against vulnerabilities, malware, and compliance violations.

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Latest Releases

January 2022
  • 22.1.1 introduces Code Security on Prisma Cloud!!
  • Adoption Advisor is in Limited GA.

Prisma Cloud Compute Edition v 22.01 highlights:

  • Agentless Security to scan VMs on AWS
  • Pre-Deployment virtual machine image library analysis for Azure and Google Cloud
  • Cortex XDR integration
  • Kubernetes auditing enhancements for AKS and EKS
  • Analytics dashboards for improved web application attack visibility and support for gRPC protection

December 2021


  • Determine True Network Exposure of your cloud assets with the new RQL query
  • Customize the alert payload for Webhook integration
  • Data Security enhancements to simplify the configuration for setting up forward scan
November 2021
  • IAM Security adds support for Microsoft Azure and integrates with Azure Active Directory to calculate effective permissions
  • Alert auto-dismissal for resources with specific tags
October 2021
  • Alarm Center supports Google CSCC, PagerDuty. Splunk, and Webhook for notifications
  • in the India region .
  • Cloud Account Onboarding Templates—Permission Updates
  •  New host, container, and serverless capabilities available on  Prisma Cloud Enterprise Edition


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Prisma Cloud - Cloud Security Posture Management

The CSPM capabilities include the Visibility, Compliance, & Governance, Threat Detection, and Data Security features on Prisma Cloud

Prisma™ Cloud Administrator's Guide

Get started with Prisma Cloud! Learn how to log in, add your cloud accounts and begin monitoring your cloud resources.

Prisma™Cloud Data Security

Discover, classify, and protect sensitive data stored on AWS S3 buckets with Prisma Cloud Data Security.

Prisma™ Cloud Release Information

Review the Prisma Cloud release notes to learn about all the exciting new features and known issues.

Prisma™ Cloud API Reference

Refer to the API documentation to learn how to securely access and use the Prisma Cloud REST APIs to set up and monitor your cloud accounts.

Prisma™ Cloud Resource Query Language (RQL) Reference

Use a flexible query language to perform checks on resources deployed across different cloud platforms.

Prisma Cloud - Cloud Workload Protection

For securing your host, container, and functions across the application lifecycle that constitute the CWP capabilities, Prisma Cloud is available in both self-hosted and SaaS versions:
  • Prisma Cloud Enterprise Edition, includes the Compute tab on the Prisma Cloud administrative console. This interface is the SaaS version of the full Cloud Native Security Platform that delivers host, container, and serverless capabilities along with the cloud security posture management capabilities.

Palo Alto Networks operates the Console for you, and you must deploy the agents (Defenders) into your environment to secure hosts, containers, and serverless functions running in any cloud, including on-premises.

  • Prisma Cloud Compute Edition, which is the downloadable, self-hosted software that you can use to protect hosts, containers, and serverless functions running in any cloud, including on-premises and even fully air-gapped environments. You must deploy and operate the Console and Defenders in your own environment.

Prisma™ Cloud Administrator's Guide (Compute)

Learn how to use the Compute tab on the Prisma Cloud administrative console to deploy Prisma Cloud Defenders and secure your hosts, containers, and serverless functions.

Prisma™ Cloud API Reference

Refer to the Compute API documentation for your automation needs.

Prisma™Cloud Compute Edition Release Notes

Stay informed on the new features for securing your hosts, containers, and serverless functions and breaking changes in Prisma™ Cloud Compute Edition.

Prisma™ Cloud Compute Reference Architecture

Protect your container, serverless functions, non-container hosts, or any combination! This guide provides Enterprise and Security Architects guidance on how to deploy Prisma Cloud Defenders and integrate with systems commonly found in the enterprise stack.

Prisma™ Cloud Compute Operationalize Guide

Use this guide to derive quick time to value with the Compute tab capabilities available with the Prisma Cloud Enterprise Edition license. The guidelines enable you to plan for the work ahead, configure and deploy Prisma Cloud Defenders, and measure your progress.

Prisma™ Cloud Compute Edition for Public Sector

Learn about Prisma Cloud Compute Edition certifications for STIG, FedRamp and other standards to secure federal networks.

Prisma Cloud - IAM Security , Code Security & Microsegmentation

Access the documentation for all the other capabilities on Prisma Cloud.

RQL for IAM Security

Use a flexible query language to perform checks on resources deployed across different cloud platforms.

Prisma™Cloud Code Security

Urge your developers and security teams to identify insecure configurations in common Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g. AWS Cloud Formation Templates, HashiCorp Terraform templates, Kubernetes App Deployment YAML files) with Prisma Cloud IaC scanning capabilities.

IAM Security Administrator's Guide

Use this guide to enforce least-privilege permissions across workloads and cloud resources.

Identity-Based Microsegmentation Admin Guide & Release Notes

Access the consolidated Admin Guide and Release Notes PDF

Identity-Based Microsegmentation Release Notes (SaaS)

Stay informed on the new features to help isolate cloud native applications and stop lateral movement of threats across your network.

Identity-Based Microsegmentation Administrator's Guide (SaaS)

(For Prisma Cloud Enterprise Edition) Use this guide to deploy enforcers and secure your traffic and hosts with identity-based microsegmentation.

Prisma Cloud Supporting Resources

Prisma™ Cloud Policies on GitHub

Review all the Prisma Cloud default RQL based policies for Config, Network, and Audit Events in JSON format .

Enhanced Remediation with Serverless Functions on GitHub

Create custom auto-remediation solutions using serverless functions.

Prisma Certified Cloud Security Engineer - Certification

Get trained - build the knowledge, skills and abilities required to onboard, deploy and administer all aspects of Prisma Cloud.

Related Videos & Blogs

Prisma Cloud Blogs

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Prisma Cloud Automatically Secures Unprotected Cloud Workloads

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