Cloud Security , Events , Network Detection & Response

Nikesh Arora on the Palo Alto Networks Growth Strategy

CEO Opens Up About Network, Cloud, SecOps and ZTNA 2.0
Nikesh Arora, CEO and chairman, Palo Alto Networks

Most publicly traded security vendors specialize in one technology category, but Palo Alto Networks has built out industry-leading practices around network security, cloud security and security operations. CEO Nikesh Arora discusses this unique path.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Arora also discusses:

  • The value of platform over products;
  • The value of automation in reducing response times;
  • What makes Palo Alto Networks' approach to CNAPP and XDR unique.

Arora joined as chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in June 2018. Before that, he served as president and chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corp. Prior to that, he held a number of positions during a 10-year span at Google Inc., including senior vice president and chief business officer, president of global sales operations and business development, and president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Google, Arora held the role of chief marketing officer for the T-Mobile International Division of Deutsche Telekom AG, and he was chief executive officer and founder of T-Motion PLC, which merged with T-Mobile International in 2002.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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