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. 

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Latest Releases

November 2020
  • RQL Syntax Updates for Extensibility
  • New RQL attribute for Config queries - 
  • Serverless remediation for AWS, available as community supported runbooks on GitHub.
  • Prisma Cloud Data Security adds the ability to view scan status, and disable data profiles and focus on data security issues that you care about.
  • DevOps Inventory, Build Alert Rules and Resource List for IaC Scan
  • Jenkins plugin for IaC scan
October 2020
  • Support for new compliance standards- CIS GKE v 1.1.0, NIST 800-53 Rev 5, and Multi Level Protection Scheme v2.0.
  • Adjustable Scan Quota for Prisma Cloud Data Security
  • Role-Based Authentication on Amazon SQS Integration
  • Support for CIS v1.1.0 on GCP and CIS v1.3.0 on AWS
  • New policies and policy updates
September 2020 
  • Support for AWS Organizations on Prisma Cloud
  • Consolidation of Unusual User Activity / UEBA Anomaly Settings
  • Expanded Support for Roles with Just-in-Time (JIT) Provisioning
  • Prisma Cloud Compute Edition 20.09 introduces the following changes:
    •  Web Application and API Security module
    • VMware Tanzu Application Service Defender with runtime protection
    • Git repo vulnerability management
    • Updated host protection capabilities


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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