The Okyo Garde pack from Palo Alto Networks includes a WiFi 6 access point and software for 'mobile application to provide protection against malware, ransomware and phishing.
With Okyo Garde, Palo Alto launches enterprise level safety pack for workersremote rs. (Credit Palo Alto)
The The development of teleworking around the world is leading Palo Alto Networks to launch a package based on WiFi 6 which, according to the supplier, provides remote workers with enterprise-class security features. Called Okyo Garde, this offer includes a WiFi 6 access point - resembling a connected speaker - and software to secure mobile applications with updates on threats. This pack is sold to companies as a customizable subion. The package also offers malware and ransomware prevention, phishing protection, infected endpoint detection, and suspicious activity monitoring and control, the OEM says. >
The homes of the workers areThey aren't becoming "branches of a single business " with multiple devices without IT teams or a deep set of cybersecurity protections, and yet they face the same threat landscape as any business, Mario said. Queiroz, vice president at Palo Alto Networks. Cyber attackers may even view them as more vulnerable and therefore as exploitable entry points into the corporate network, added Queiroz. "To prepare for the next decade of work, we need to make sure that all offices are equally secure, whether it 's an office at headquarters, a spare bedroom or the bedroom. kitchen table ", wrote M. Queiroz in a blog dedicated to this announcement .
The 6 mesh WiFi access point of the Okyo Garde pack looks like a smart speaker or a lamp. (Credit Palo Alto Networks)
Isolate threats on the home network
The Okyo Garde access point is controlled by a mobile phone application and detects all other equipment connected to the home network - connected speakers, televisions or other computers. The app identifies devices that are not protected and can isolate them. It links to the Palo Alto Threat Detection Database to determine if other devices are vulnerable and should be blocked. The application can segment the home network working environment to reduce security exposure. "Okyo offers individuals and small to medium-sized businesses the kind of cybersecurity support that is traditionally provided by IT staff in campus environments," Queiroz said.
For users linked to a network of more important company, Okyo isra integrated with Palo Alto's Prisma cloud security offering, which includes access control, advanced threat protection, user behavior monitoring and other services to protect applications and company resources. Managed by a single console, Prisma includes a firewall as a service, zero trust network access, a security broker for cloud access and a secure web gateway. Prisma Access is also a key part of Palo Alto Networks' secure access service edge (SASE) offering, which largely consists of SD-WAN CloudGenix technology, which the OEM purchased last year.
The app, which controls the Okyo Garde solution, reassembles all the equipment connected to the home network. (Credit Palo Alto Networks)
The competitors are also getting stronger
The Enterprise Edition of Okyo Garde, with Prisma Access integration, should be available in 2022. The solution can also be ordered with the concierge service.erie Okyo to provide small businesses or individuals with 24/7 support and troubleshooting. Okyo Garde subions start from $ 349 / year and include a WiFi 6 mesh system. In the US, Okyo Garde can be pre-ordered from okyo.com, and should be available this fall, according to the company.
Palo Alto is the latest supplier target the hybrid or remote workforce of companies. VMware, Cisco, Juniper, and other security competitors have designed security options for home offices or even for people working from the nearest coffee shop. For example, VMware's Anywhere Workspace bundles the company's core enterprise software products, including Unified Workspace ONE endpoint management, Carbon Black Cloud endpoint security, and components. SASE (secure access service edge), into a single system to support a widely distributed workforce. Cisco offers various packages to support hybrid workers, including home SD-WAN routers that include a wireless connection for backup, and Umbrella security support to allow users to access applications remotely and in complete safety. security. Other options include a WiFi router which is an extension of the corporate network and can be managed remotely from the Cisco DNA Spaces package.