Palo Alto Networks Redefines AI Security with Cortex XSIAM
On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Palo Alto Networks (PAN) announced a new AI-powered security offering called Cortex XSIAM. PAN is a provider in Silicon Valley that focuses on network security hardware and software. This blog talks about this new offering and how it has the potential to transform enterprise security.
What Is Cortex XSIAM?
Cortex XSIAM, which stands for extended security intelligence and automation management, is an autonomous security platform that continuously ingests widespread infrastructure telemetry, threat intelligence, external attack surface data, and user response actions from tens of thousands of Palo Alto Networks customers worldwide. This enormous data lake is analyzed with multiple layers of artificial intelligence (AI) powered analytics to automatically detect emerging threats, correlate alerts and data into incidents, and provide recommended security responses.
Cortex XSIAM Gives Near Real-time Detection and Response
Cortex XSIAM is expected to radically transform enterprise security to the point where threats are identified and mitigated in seconds or minutes, compared to today’s typical remediation which in best cases are measured in hours or days, and in other cases much longer. Implementing security tools that can automatically mitigate threats within an enterprise’s network shortly after they’ve been identified anywhere in the world will make security professional lives much easier.
The Future Is Now—AI-Powered Cybersecurity Software
Aragon has been predicting for over a year that the only way to get ahead of the endless persistent cybersecurity threats facing government entities and enterprises was with a revolutionary design in cybersecurity software that would leverage AI to identify patterns of behavior indicative of cyberattacks. It would appear that Cortex XSIAM is checking all the right boxes.
When Can I Get Cortex XSIAM?
PAN has made Cortex XSIAM available to a limited number of customers who have partnered with PAN to help refine some of the features. PAN is targeting general availability for later this year.
Cortex XSIAM is a revolutionary approach to network security that could disrupt and potentially replace many of the existing security information and event management (SIEM) offerings available today. The ability to identify emerging threats as soon as they’re first seen anywhere in the world and generate automated responses in near real-time is a potential game-changer for combating cyberattacks.