A very big day for Palo Alto Networks, indeed. The significant time Ashlee Vance of Bloomberg BusinessWeek spent with Nir, our board members, customers and analysts resulted in an article we are very excited about: “Building a Firewall for the Facebook Generation”.
It tells the story of Palo Alto Networks' history and points towards our future potential. It also articulates the desire of enterprise IT organizations to safely enable applications, rather than just blocking them outright. Like Nir says, “Our customers don’t want to block Facebook. They want to use it, but they also want some control.” David Cohen of All Facebook weighed in on the topic today with this post.
Vance also calls out a recent report: “Gartner estimates that by the end of 2014, about 60 percent of firewall-type purchases will be for these next-generation products.” Finally, Gartner analyst John Pescatore nicely summed things up when he said, “firewalls need to evolve.”