Firewall and security software vendor Palo Alto Network\u2019s annual Ignite conference kicked off Tuesday, highlighted by several product announcements, which were unveiled alongside the company\u2019s latest threat report.\n\nPalo Alto\u2019s \u201cWhat\u2019s Next in Cyber\u201d report named ransomware and business email compromise as the most common attacks faced by businesses worldwide, with supply chain threats, malicious insiders and DDoS attacks rounding out the top five. Over the course of the past year, 96% of respondents to the company\u2019s executive survey said that they\u2019d experienced at least one security breach, and over half said that they\u2019d experienced three or more. Fully 84% said that they pin the responsibility for increased security incidents in the past year on the growing prevalence of remote work.\n\nWhat that means for the rank-and-file security professional remains to be seen, but Palo Alto predicts that one consequence, at least, is that a large-scale consolidation of security offerings is in the works. The report found that more than 41% of organizations surveyed said that they\u2019re working with 10 or more cybersecurity vendors at once\u2014an organizational headache that, Palo Alto implied, is going to become unsustainable for many.\n\nThe company also announced several of its own new offerings designed to help address the increasingly foreboding cyberthreat landscape today, including a partnership for zero-trust network access with Google Cloud, zero-day protection improvements in Palo Alto\u2019s PAN-OS firewall software, and better software defenses via the company\u2019s Prisma Cloud CNAPP (cloud-native application protection platform).\n\nThe new ZTNA offering pairs Google Cloud\u2019s BeyondCorp Enterprise access control system with Palo Alto\u2019s security service edge technology. The latter is a subset of Gartner\u2019s SASE security framework that provides in-built security services via a cloud platform, while the former is a fine-grained user access framework designed to ensure that only specific users have access to the computing resources they need. The partnership is designed to address some of the aforementioned \u201csecurity sprawl\u201d and reduce the number of individual offerings required to provide end-to-end protection against modern threats.\n\nPalo Alto\u2019s PAN-OS improvements, which were initially announced in November, are focused on simplifying the software\u2019s internal structure and providing updated detection and mitigation techniques to work against advanced modern threats\u2014the company said that the latest versions of the operating system can catch 60% of injection attacks that traditional intrusion prevention systems miss, as well as 26% of advanced zero-day threats thanks to advanced sandboxing techniques.\n\nFinally, the Prisma Cloud CNAPP now boasts built in \u201csecret\u201d detection, the company said. Throughout the software development and deployment process, the system can proactively scan for exposed configuration data\u2014like passwords, usernames and access tokens\u2014and alert developers if that data is present in runtimes.\n\n\u201cCybersecurity has never been more important as governments and organizations prioritize their digitization,\u201d said CEO Nikesh Arora in a press release.