Cradlepoint partners with Palo Alto Networks

Cradlepoint, is partnering with Palo Alto Networks to provide Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) functionality for enterprise Wireless WANs.

“The enterprise WAN no longer stops at the branch or is constrained to wired connections, and businesses need a unified edge security model that can go everywhere their WAN does,” says James Bristow, SVP EMEA at Cradlepoint. “This is the promise of cloud-native SASE technology, and Palo Alto and Cradlepoint are joining forces to deliver it simply and seamlessly for the Wireless WAN era.”

The integration of the Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma portfolio with Cradlepoint’s LTE or 5G cellular routers and adapters addresses a breadth of enterprise WAN use cases at the branch and beyond in industries as diverse as healthcare, public safety, and retail. The new Prisma Access integration extends SASE security to branch sites utilising LTE or 5G as a primary connection, mobile networks, such as pop-up and in-vehicle networks, and IoT devices, including surveillance cameras, sensors, kiosks, digital signage, and traffic control systems. Combining Cradlepoint LTE and 5G adapters with the Prisma SD-WAN branch solution delivers a hybrid WAN with the uptime and application performance optimisation needed for cloud access and a graceful pathway to 5G.

 Cradlepoint’s Work From Anywhere (WFX) solution combines a dedicated, IT-managed wireless WAN and Wi-Fi network for connecting employees and corporate-owned devices anywhere with Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access. The result is a scalable, IT-controlled WFX solution that works everywhere you receive a cellular signal. It is easy to centrally provision and manage, utilises SASE for all applications and devices, and ensures seamless employee productivity.

“With the rise of 5G, we see wireless becoming a significant part of the hyper-connected enterprise and next-generation WANs,” says Anupam Upadhyaya, senior director for Prisma Access Product Management, at Palo Alto Networks. “Cradlepoint is the recognised leader in enterprise Wireless WAN, and we are excited to offer a combined solution that extends our Prisma Access SASE offering to their versatile wireless edge routers for branch, mobile, IoT, and work from anywhere networks.”

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