Palo Alto Networks (PANW) brings enterprise-class security to small businesses and home markets with Okyo, a Wi-Fi 6 hardware device announced today.
At $ 349 per year, the security and router system seems attractively priced for small businesses and businesses looking to secure remote workers, which have increased in numbers since the start of the Covid pandemic 18 years ago. month.
The device will face stiffer competition in the mainstream market, where antivirus software with machine learning capabilities can be purchased for around $ 100 per year.
However, the level of protection offered by Palo Alto should find acceptance among home users. We’ve named Palo Alto to over a dozen enterprise security product lists, a number matched only by long-time cybersecurity market leaders Check Point, Broadcom’s Symantec business, and McAfee. Palo Alto’s unrelenting series of independent security testing has placed the company at the top of our recent list of best cybersecurity companies.
With protection against malware, ransomware, phishing and remote attacks, online activity monitoring, Wi-Fi 6 performance, support for 30 devices and the ability to discover devices on a network , Okyo customers will get their money’s worth. At $ 399 per year for 100 devices and $ 449 per year for unlimited devices, Okyo’s value is growing rapidly.
The device had been in development for more than 18 months, said Palo Alto CEO Nikesh Arora, executive vice president of special projects Marty Queiroz and technical director and co-founder Nir Zuk in a video announcing the device.
The device seems simple enough to activate on its own, requiring only a mobile app and the scanned QR code on the device to get started, as demonstrated by Qeuiroz. The device will automatically start to discover devices and monitor the network.
Okyo will begin shipping this fall, with an enterprise edition linked to Palo Alto’s Prisma Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technology scheduled for 2022.
It’s a bold move from the pioneer of high-end security technologies such as Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR). Home users can only hope Palo Alto and its competitors gain a foothold in the home market.
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