Palo Alto Networks and Thales integration


Convenience and security are typically two conflicting requirements, and in the IT field, one is usually promoted at the expense of the other. However, thanks to the latest integration of Palo ALto Networks and Thales products, this may no longer be the case. Thales excels in multi-factor authentication (MFA), a necessary part of identity management and authentication today. It is the integration of MFA with Palo Alto Networks next-gen firewalls that makes it possible to deploy the required level of user identity security without impacting user comfort and productivity.

A complex password with a length of at least 12 characters, a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and at least one special character, and as a bonus change at least once a month?!? Unfortunately, the result is not an unbreakable password, but a frustrated user and a piece of paper with this complex password stuck on the monitor or below the keyboard. The solution to this frequent and at the same time very dangerous situation is MFA Thales, which enables a wide range of choices of the second factor, from the now almost archaic SMS, through hardware tokens, confirmation within the mobile application or modern and convenient variants such as a formula or sequence. Thanks to the integration with Palo Alto Networks, enforcement of security policies is available without unnecessary burden on end users.

Product integrations between Palo Alto Networks and Thales include:

  • IAM (Identity and Access Management) with Palo Alto Networks and Thales
  • Palo Alto Networks NGFWa with Thales Luna HSM

More information in official material  can be found here.