Prisma™ Cloud is a cloud security posture management (CSPM) and cloud workload protection platform (CWPP) that provides comprehensive visibility and threat detection across your organization’s hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure. 

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 an agent-based approach to secure your host, container, and serverless computing environments against vulnerabilities, malware, and compliance violations.

For visibility, compliance and governance of your cloud environments Prisma Cloud is available as a cloud-delivered or SaaS service. For securing your host, container, and functions across the application lifecycle, Prisma Cloud is available as:

  • Prisma Cloud Compute, which 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. 

 

Latest Releases

June 2020
  • Prisma Cloud Business Edition for Azure China
  • Threat source and Unit 42 tags in network RQL
  • Plugin updates for Iac Scan
  • Webhook integration suuports custom headers
  • Business Unit Report (on-demand or scheduled) to track assets with open alerts.
  • Anomaly Policies to Detect Network Evasion or Resource Misuse.
May 2020
  • Enhancements in Config and Network RQL.
  • Multiple roles for Prisma Cloud administrators.
  • Terraform 0.12 support for IaC scan.
  • Centralization of Run and Build phase Configuration policies.
April 2020 
  • (Beta) Coverage for the MITRE ATT&CK Framework 
  • Usual User Activity Alerts enhanced for Service Group Context and Additional Context for IP Addresses.
  • RBAC updates for Compute.

Prisma Cloud Compute Edition (20.04) introduces:

  • Improved Host Security with AMI scanning.
  • Trusted Images v3 for better control over registries and repositories.
  • Centralization of CI/CD policy from Console.
March 2020
  • Geo-location availability for port scan and port sweep alerts.
  • Granular licensing data on hourly or daily licensed workloads in CSV. 
  • Prisma Cloud integration with Cortex XSOAR (formerly Demisto) supports multi-tenant Cortex XSOAR deployments.

Documentation

Prisma Cloud Administrator Guides and Release Notes

Prisma™ Cloud Administrator's Guide


Prisma™ Cloud Release Information


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

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 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 API Reference


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

Prisma™ Cloud Compute API Reference


Access the Prisma Cloud Compute APIs to automate the set up and deployment of Defenders in your cloud environments.

Prisma Cloud Supporting Documentation

Prisma™ Cloud Resource Query Language (RQL) Reference


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

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 DevOps 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.

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