Next-Generation Firewall Overview
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls allow you to safely enable applications and strengthen your security posture across the entire organization with firewall policies that use business-relevant elements such as the application identity, who is using the application, and the type of content or threat as network access decision criteria.
At the gateway, you can reduce your threat footprint by blocking a wide range of unwanted applications and then inspecting the allowed applications for threats – both known and unknown. In the datacenter - traditional or virtualized application enablement translates to ensuring only datacenter applications are in use by authorized users, protecting the content from threats and addressing virtual infrastructure security challenges. Your offices and remote users can be protected by the same set of enablement policies deployed at the headquarters location, thereby ensuring policy consistency.
Learn more about how our next-generation firewalls can help protect your business.