Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 20Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Using the identification technologies found in Palo Alto Networks' enterprise firewalls, enterprises are able to create business-relevant security policies safely allowing organisations to adopt new applications, instead of the traditional "all-or-nothing" approach offered by traditional port-blocking firewalls used in many security infrastructures.
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. Most recently, Palo Alto Networks has enabled enterprises to extend this same network security to remote users with the release of GlobalProtect™ and to combat targeted malware with its WildFire™ service
Next-generation firewall model families include Palo Alto Networks' PA-4000 Series and the PA-2000 Series, along with the newly released PA-500 and range from 250Mbps to 10Gbps in throughput capacity. Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls are built on a strong networking foundation, offer a familiar policy management interface and offer unprecedented features for your security infrastructure.