Protects against cyberthreats from endpoints to the data centre, with deep visibility and control of private network traffic and cloud applications
Palo Alto Networks has announced that Domain Group — one of Australia’s leading multi-platform property media and marketing companies — selected the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to protect vital media assets and prevent network breaches in its private cloud.
Domain runs an integrated online and print publishing business focused on high-end real estate and lifestyle. The company’s revenue — in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually — relies on keeping its business workflows moving efficiently and on deadline. Any disruptions to that workflow, such as network breaches or malware taking down critical systems, would have a cascading effect that could mean missed deadlines and lost revenue. To prevent such negative impacts, Domain uses the Palo Alto Networks platform to proactively guard against cyberthreats at every level in its enterprise without impeding end-user productivity.
- “Security is one of the most important areas of our job, but we don’t want it to be the thing that takes up the most time. The Palo Alto Networks platform helps IT stay on top of security without spending all day doing it. That’s a real testament to the power of the platform approach.” − Ben Thomas, IT manager, Domain Group
Domain’s private cloud includes site-to-site networking as well as ingress and egress to the internet, all fully secured with the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform. The Palo Alto Networks platform comprises the Next-Generation Firewall, Threat Intelligence Cloud and Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection, delivering application, user and content visibility and control, as well as protection against known and unknown cyberthreats.
Domain also relies heavily on public cloud-based applications like Google® Apps (e.g., Google Docs™, Google Drive™, Gmail™), which traditional security solutions simply aren’t designed to protect. Moreover, Domain’s staff is highly mobile, and the company often needs to provide outside contractors and service providers with access to its network. The Palo Alto Networks platform provides Domain with comprehensive protection that extends to all endpoints — fixed and mobile — with deep insight and control of traffic between its private sites, at the internet perimeter and in the cloud.
Domain further employs the WildFire™ threat analysis service, to identify and automatically prevent never-before-seen threats, based on a global sensor network of more than 15,500 other members of the WildFire community and third-party sources of threat intelligence. This enables the organisation to stay ahead of previously unknown cyberthreats rather than relying on legacy on-site controls that are quickly outdated.
Because the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform delivers end-to-end security, Domain can manage the environment with a very small security staff. The key is employing the AutoFocus™ contextual threat intelligence service as a single dashboard to monitor and respond to highly targeted threats, regardless of where they occur in Domain’s environment. This allows the company’s IT and security staff to focus on adding value to the business with assurance that the company’s information assets and its revenue streams are protected.
About Domain Group
Domain Group, a Fairfax Media business, is one of Australia’s leading multi-platform property media and marketing companies. Domain provides residential, commercial and rural property marketing solutions and search tools, plus information for buyers, investors, sellers, renters and agents across Australia. The company also delivers customer relationship management (CRM) technology to real estate agencies, along with property data and research services to property seekers and sellers, real estate agencies, developers, government organisations and financial markets.. For more information please visit www.domain.com.au.
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organisations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyberthreat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organisation’s most valuable assets. Find out more at www.paloaltonetworks.com.