Palo Alto Networks PANW recently announced that its Internet of Things (“IoT”) security solution has been granted “Moderate Clearance” status for the Federal Risk and Clearance Management Program (“FedRAMP”).
This recognition clearly underscores the trust the United States government places in Palo Alto’s Zero Trust standardized threat prevention and enforcement capabilities. This move will allow government agencies to protect all of their unmanaged IoT devices with machine learning (“ML”) powered visibility at scale in less time. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is PANW’s sponsoring agency.
FedRAMP Ready status is significant progress for Palo Alto, based in Santa Clara, Calif., as it shows support for modernizing the federal sector by providing federal agencies with protection from cyberattacks and ensuring a secure environment. With the move, the company will ensure the security and compliance of business-critical AI applications and protect them against evolving cyber threats.
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Palo Alto IoT Security offers the industry’s smartest IoT security solution, enabling businesses to prevent threats and control risk from IoT, Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), Operational Technology (OT) and Bluetooth devices on their network. It uses an ML-based approach to quickly and accurately discover and identify all IoT devices in real time. The product uses crowdsourced data to identify anomalous activity, continuously assess risk, and provide trust-based policy recommendations to improve enterprise security.
Combined with the ML-powered Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) platform, IoT Security can block vulnerabilities and automatically enforce policies directly or through integrations, reducing the strain on federal agency teams operating manually and ensuring device safety.
It is crucial for federal agencies to effectively detect and respond to advanced cyber threats and protect data on endpoints, networks and cloud environments. These requirements are met with the help of Palo Alto’s cloud-based technology services, with IoT security being an addition.
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Palo Alto currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Shares of PANW have jumped 65.2% over the past year.
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Yelp’s revenue has exceeded Zacks’ consensus estimate in the previous four quarters, with the average surprise being 632.9%. Shares of YELP have fallen 16.6% over the past year.
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Gogo’s earnings have exceeded the Zacks consensus estimate in each of the previous four quarters, with the average surprise being 65%. Shares of GOGO have soared 97.6% over the past year.
Zacks’ consensus estimate for Analog Devices’ second-quarter fiscal 2022 earnings was revised up 4 cents to $2.12 per share in the past 30 days. For fiscal 2022, earnings estimates have moved north 11 cents to $8.43 per share in the past 30 days.
Earnings for Analog Devices have exceeded the Zacks consensus estimate in each of the previous four quarters, with the average surprise being 6%. Shares of ADI are down 0.2% over the past year.
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