Superloop (ASX:SLC) today announced an expansion of our relationship with Palo Alto Networks, the global cyber security leader. This agreement will allow Superloop to offer Palo Alto Networks'  Prisma SASE solutions to its integrated security services.

The new addition is part of Superloop's Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) solutions portfolio.

Superloop's SASE solutions support businesses that are on the path to cloud-based security. It provides cloud-based security-as-a-service that protects users, applications and data regardless of geographical location in an implementation that minimises network and device infrastructure.

Importantly, this SASE solution removes the need for expensive hardware investment to comply with stringent security standards, combining networking and security services in an integrated cloud-delivered solution.

Dean Tognella, Group Executive, Business at Superloop, said, "Adding Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma SASE solution sends a signal to business users: Superloop is serious about providing secure network access and has the capabilities in-house to configure and implement this type of integrated SASE solution.

"This is about providing access to a SASE solution, available from over 100 global locations, that does not compromise on security, scalability or local support. We have integrated the Prisma SASE solution as part of a high-speed, digital-first secure network offering, not as a network with security as an afterthought or bolt-on integration."

Nick Pachos, Superloop's Chief Commercial Officer, said, "Superloop is going hard after the integrated network security market.

"What this means for Superloop's customers and users is access to the cloud via our digital-first fibre network with integrated security features designed, implemented and managed by our in-house specialist security team.

"We are already protecting over 250,000 users from cyber attacks every day on a platform that has been built and adapted for multiple industries. The addition of  Palo Alto Networks' Prisma SASE solution creates new options for businesses seeking secure network access to the cloud that is affordable and easy to manage.

"Businesses, whatever their size, want secure cloud access and secure network infrastructure at all times. We don't believe that security bolted on as a new layer to an existing network, often the result of years of legacy solutions at the network and security levels, delivers that secure access as effectively as the Superloop integrated alternative."

Bryan Stibbard, Director of Channels of Palo Alto Networks, said, "Being part of Superloop's advanced digital network offering creates an exciting new opportunity for Australian enterprises.

"We work with network providers around the world, and the performance of the Superloop digital-first network, its cloud access performance, and the capability of the company's in-house security team all complement the Palo Alto Networks Prisma solution perfectly.

"This is also an exciting new market opportunity for Palo Alto Networks, and an exciting new alternative for Australian enterprises seeking secure cloud access from an integrated security-as-a-service solution."

The Superloop Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution is built using Palo Alto Networks' Prisma Access and Prisma SD-WAN solutions. The cloud-based services architecture combines SD-WAN with network security that includes Firewall as a Service (FWaaS), Cloud Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). These are integrated to provide application access for remote users and branch locations over any network alongside consistent, cloud-delivered security.