Palo Alto Networks: The State of SOC Platformization

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The trend of platformization in the Security Operations Centre (SOC) is a game-changer in the cybersecurity landscape. It offers a holistic approach to managing and mitigating security threats. By consolidating various security tools, processes, and data sources into a unified platform, organizations can streamline operations, reduce complexity, and significantly enhance overall security outcomes. 

Platformization, as demonstrated by solutions like Palo Alto's XDR platform, is a powerful tool for SOC teams. It enables them to efficiently correlate and analyse vast amounts of security data in real-time, leading to quicker detection and response to threats. With advanced analytics, machine learning, and automation seamlessly integrated, platforms like XDR empower SOC analysts to focus on higher-value tasks, such as proactive threat hunting and strategic decision-making. 

In this episode of the EM360 Podcast, Brad LaPorte, Advisor at Lionfish Tech Advisors, speaks to Dan Flaherty, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks, to discuss:

  • Why security tool consolidation is happening now
  • Platformization for the SOC
  • How to approach onboarding a platform like Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR'

Interested in learning more about XDR and Palo Alto Networks? You can find some additional resources below:


  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 01:39 - Defining Platformization and its Benefits
  • 08:16 - Downsides of Implementing Multiple Tools
  • 09:14 - Advantages of Platformization
  • 29:27 - Platformization as a Solution for Security Challenges
  • 31:24 - Conclusion

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