SANTA CLARA, Calif. April 26, 2016 — Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, was ranked first by the 2016 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Palo Alto Networks topped the list of winners, consisting of 125 leading companies in the Bay Area.

Select employers from the Bay Area were named winners at the awards program, held on April 19, 2016. These organizations were honored for having created exceptional workplaces that their employees value highly.

Award applicants were evaluated and ranked across five categories according to the number of Bay Area employees. The ranking found companies in the region whose employees rate them as the highest on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings, as well as management practices.


  • “We’d like to thank the San Francisco Business Times for this honor; it’s a wonderful validation of our commitment to our people. And a special thanks to all of our employees who are so committed to preserving our unique culture and our mission to prevent successful cyberattacks.” − René Bonvanie, EVP & CMO, Palo Alto Networks


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About 2016 Bay Area Best Places to Work
Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions. The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by Quantum Workplace, our research partner. The rankings are numerically based on Quantum’s scoring process. By ranking companies and sharing best practices, we facilitate idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyberthreat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization’s most valuable assets. Find out more at

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