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Palo Alto Networks Acquiring Cider Security in Nearly $200 Million Deal

Prisma Cloud will now provide a supply chain security solution.

Edward Gately

November 17, 2022

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Palo Alto Networks is acquiring Cider Security, a Israel-based provider of application security and software supply chain security, for $195 million in cash.

The Cider Security acquisition supports Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud’s platform approach to securing the entire application security life cycle. Prisma Cloud will now provide a supply chain security solution as part of its code-to-cloud security platform.

Under the terms of the agreement, Palo Alto Networks will acquire Cider Security for about $195 million in cash.

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The proposed acquisition should close by the end of January, subject to customary closing conditions.

Acquiring Cider Security for Its Innovation

Lee Klarich is Palo Alto Networks‘ chief product officer.

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Palo Alto Networks’ Lee Klarich

“Any organization using public cloud has an application infrastructure with hundreds of tools and applications that can access their code,” he said. “And yet, they have limited visibility to their configuration or if they are secured. Cider has made it possible to connect into infrastructure, analyze the tools, and identify the risks, as well as how to remediate them.”

Palo Alto Networks is acquiring Cider Security for its innovation, Klarich said. That will help enable Prisma Cloud to provide what anyone doing cloud operations has to have.

Cider Security provides security and engineering teams with a single, consistent method to orchestrate and implement end-to-end continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) security through a single, unified platform.

Guy Flechter is Cider Security’s CEO.

“We designed an AppSec platform that allows engineering to continue to move fast, without making compromises on security,” he said. “It’s only fitting that we join Palo Alto Networks, a company built upon landmark cybersecurity firsts. There couldn’t be a better fit for Cider. By scanning and securing the CI/CD pipeline, we can help identify where there may be vulnerabilities in your code. Prisma Cloud will now be the ultimate solution for code-to-cloud security.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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