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Higgins and Palo Alto Networks have worked well together for the past five years. Palo Alto Networks solutions are considered best-of-breed, being consistently selected as market-leading by Gartner®. “Without a doubt, Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access outperformed competition significantly. They were the only ones to meet all our success criteria, and in fact, the only ones with true Layer 7 protection. The team demonstrated unstinting support during the Proof of Concept. In addition, the metrics derived from the Proof of Concept phase on internet traffic and the insight we got from their logs [were] far superior, culminating in our decision to go with Prisma Access,” states Smit.
Higgins turned to Palo Alto Networks to implement a strategic Zero Trust initiative to eliminate the concept of trust from their network architecture for both users and infrastructure. Prisma® Access consolidates more point products into a single, converged, cloud-delivered platform than any competing solution, transforming network security and allowing organisations to enable secure hybrid workforces. This meant that Higgins could have their remote users access the internet from the edge or through a cloud provider rather than coming in via their data centre, thereby mitigating the risk of limited bandwidth. Smit goes on to add, “From the get-go, the experience has been seamless. Users are way more satisfied with the internet connectivity, and from an IT point of view, we are happier because users are logging in via always-on, native VPN, with the ability for machines to connect to the service in a pre-logon state.”