Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the network security company™, today announced SafeSwitch for Sourcefire, a program that enables Sourcefire users to easily switch to the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation security platform. Switching to the Palo Alto Networks platform can benefit Sourcefire customers by delivering a comprehensive network security platform built on a next-generation security engine that protects against all threats independent of application, port, and protocol.

Unlike typical stand-alone IPS systems and legacy firewalls built on stateful inspection technology, the Palo Alto Networks security platform – a combination of next-generation firewall and threat prevention technologies – protects networks both from known threats as well as targeted or custom malware, hacking tools, and command-and-control techniques that enable Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

SafeSwitch for Sourcefire

The SafeSwitch program provides step-by-step assistance ranging from the consideration stage to installation of the Palo Alto Networks security platform. Some of the key program elements include:

  • Free switching gear – qualified Sourcefire customers considering switching to the Palo Alto Networks platform receive a complimentary Palo Alto Networks PA-200 Firewall to start their technology and migration assessment.
  • Switching credit – Sourcefire customers with active maintenance will receive credits on their Sourcefire investment*.
  • Switching expertise – Sourcefire customers switching to Palo Alto Networks will benefit from the next-generation security expertise, programs, and tools to ensure a successful migration.

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About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is the leading next-generation network security company. Its innovative platform allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks by safely enabling the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks and by providing prevention against cyberthreats. The core of the Palo Alto Networks platform is its Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user, and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks products and services can address a broad range of network security requirements, from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices. Palo Alto Networks products are used by more than 12,500 customers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit

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