Palo Alto Networks

Founding Father

Founded by security visionary Nir Zuk, Palo Alto Networks offers real innovation in the firewall by enabling unprecedented visibility and control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-IDTM technology, Palo Alto’s next generation firewalls accurately identify applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation.

Proven Track record

The Palo Alto Networks founders, management team and board of directors have been key drivers of some of the most important network security companies and related technologies in the last 12+ years, including the invention of stateful inspection, hardware-based security, and intrusion prevention. The engineering team brings a proven track record in delivering high quality networking and security solutions at companies like NetScreen, McAfee, Juniper Networks, Cisco and many others.


Here are some of the unique capabilities available only in next generation firewalls from Palo Alto Networks.

bullet     The only firewall to classify traffic based on the accurate identification of the application, not just port/protocol information.

bullet     The only firewall to identify, control and inspect SSL encrypted traffic and applications.

bullet     The only firewall with real-time (line-rate, low latency) content scanning to protect against viruses, spyware, data leakage and application vulnerabilities based on a stream-based threat prevention engine.

bullet     The only firewall to provide graphical visualization of applications on the network with detailed user, group and network-level data categorized by sessions, bytes, ports, threats and time.

bullet     The only firewall with line-rate, low-latency performance for all services, even under load.

Leading Market Analyst Gartner has defined this new approach as a rising need for ‘Next Generation Firewalls’ in this new report.


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