Palo Alto Networks to acquire enterprise browser startup Talon Cyber Security
Via Palo Alto
Nov 7, 2023
Santa Clara, California – In today's landscape of connected digital environments, enterprise security teams are focused on securing managed devices. At the same time, an often larger number of unmanaged devices connect to enterprise applications, accessing sensitive information with almost no security and minimal controls or visibility. Attackers are quick to take advantage of this opportunity. Instead of trying to defeat enterprise-grade security on managed devices, they can easily exploit vulnerabilities in unmanaged devices as an entry point to access valuable confidential data.
To tackle this challenge, Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Talon Cyber Security, a pioneer of Enterprise Browser technology. Talon's Enterprise Browser provides an innovative, cutting-edge solution that, when combined with Prisma® SASE, will enable users to securely access business applications from any device, including mobile and other non-corporate devices, while delivering seamless user experiences.
Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer for Palo Alto Networks
“The average enterprise uses hundreds of SaaS and web applications1, meaning that most work is now done primarily via the browser. Talon enables organizations to secure all work activity via an Enterprise Browser, without touching the personal usage of the device or impacting user privacy. Integrating Talon with Prisma SASE will enable Palo Alto Networks to securely connect all users and devices to all applications, including private applications, and apply consistent security no matter who the user is and what device they use for work. Today's announcement underscores our continued belief in the strength of the Israeli cybersecurity ecosystem and our commitment to our growing team in Israel.”
Anand Oswal, SVP and GM, Palo Alto Networks
“While BYOD offers an advantage for productivity, it is also a source of significant security risk. Talon's Enterprise Browser empowers security teams with deep visibility and control over all work-related SaaS and web activity on all devices, including personal and unmanaged endpoints. SASE solutions must evolve to secure unmanaged devices with the same consistent security applied to managed devices so that users can securely access business applications using any device from any location. The unique combination of Prisma SASE and Talon will transform how organizations navigate the challenges of today's modern and connected digital environments.”
Ofer Ben-Noon, Co-Founder & CEO, Talon:
“The proliferation of distributed work models has created a dynamic threat landscape that legacy solutions are ill-equipped to handle. We built Talon to bring powerful last-mile security to organizations, addressing the significant customer needs for secure access across all devices while catering to emerging customer and user preferences for browser-based productivity. Talon's Enterprise Browser is purpose-built to deliver seamless, familiar user experiences on top of enterprise-grade protection that goes hand-in-hand with the great security that Prisma SASE offers today. Not only is Palo Alto Networks the ideal partner for us to accelerate our journey, but their commitment to innovation in Israel is inspiring and an excellent match for Talon's mission of creating the best outcomes possible for customers and our employees.”
Founded by entrepreneurs Ofer Ben-Noon and Ohad Bobrov, Talon won the RSA Conference's prestigious Innovation Sandbox contest in 2022. The co-founders will continue leading their teams when they join the Prisma SASE team at Palo Alto Networks after closing.
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