By Tobias Mann
Citrix is stoking a wall of fire around its SD-WAN castle and Palo Alto Networks is fueling the flames.
The two companies announced a new partnership that puts Palo Alto’s virtualized firewall technology in the hands of Citrix SD-WAN customers looking for additional security. Citrix claims the partnership will allow customers to deploy security anywhere its needed across the WAN.
“Applications and workloads are migrating to the cloud at a very aggressive rate and security needs to follow them,” said Chalan Aras, VP of SD-WAN and intelligent traffic management at Citrix, in a statement. “With Palo Alto Networks we can deliver an advanced SD-WAN security solution that enables companies to protect users, data, and applications across branches, data centers, and public clouds in a simple, flexible way.”
Citrix customers can automatically provision Palo Alto’s firewall on Citrix’s 1100 appliance as a virtual network function (VNF) or automate connections to Palo Alto’s Prisma Access cloud-based firewalls.