Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls are deployed in a variety of locations in the enterprise. With our ability to provide visibility and control of network traffic based on applications, users, and content, we enable you to safely enable applications and prevent threats as never before, yet in many cases simplify your infrastructures. We provide solutions:
For the Enterprise Perimeter
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls enable you to rapidly adopt and safely use applications of all types, Enterprise 2.0 or otherwise, while protecting your organizations’ network resources. Port-based firewalls cannot see or identify these applications and UTMs, simply collapse functions into a single box without addressing the application control challenges. Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls have fundamentally changed the nature of the perimeter firewall – bringing applications, users, and content into firewall policy – enabling you to say "yes," to safe enablement of new applications and technologies, while mitigating the associated business and security risks.
For the Virtualized Data Center
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls enable you to, for the first time, deploy flexible and adaptable network security into your virtualized data centers. With highly available, high-performance platforms and implementations, Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls enable you to maintain availability and response time of your data center applications, while ensuring compliance, increasing visibility, and protecting themselves from an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.
For the Distributed Enterprise
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls enable you to deploy application, user, and content-based visibility and control not only to your headquarters users, but also to your enterprise branch offices and remote users. Palo Alto next-generation firewalls are available in platforms specifically engineered for deployment at enterprise branch offices, and GlobalProtect establishes a "logical perimeter," ensuring consistent policy and network security for users wherever they may be located.
For Government Agencies
Palo Alto Networks provides government agencies with the network security they need in order to both safely adopt new applications and technologies, and repel a new breed of sophisticated cyber-attacks. Our unique technology provides fine-grained control over applications, users and content and provides fully integrated threat prevention of both known and unknown threats.
Protection From Known and Unknown Threats
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls enable you to, for the first time, take a strategic, systematic approach to protecting your organization from an increasingly sophisticated attacker. Today's threats are multi-faceted, targeted, often unique to a particular organization, and use applications, encryption, and tunnels effectively. Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls first limit the attack surface by only allowing desirable applications, for the appropriate users and groups. Those applications can then be limited to certain functions and types of content. Allowed applications and content can be scanned for threats – even if SSL encrypted, on non-standard ports, or tunneled inside an application. For unknown threats, our WildFire technology enabled organizations to, by policy, send unknown executable content to a cloud-based "sandbox" environment for analysis. All of this adds up to the most comprehensive approach to enterprise network threat prevention on the market.