Customers

You could take our word for it that our next-generation security platform delivers unmatched visibility and control to safely enable your applications and prevent advanced threats from achieving objectives for tens of thousands of organizations around the world, but we think the words of our customers are more convincing. Read what they have to say about real-world deployments of our products. Below you will find case studies detailing our next-generation security platform in action at companies large and small, in simple to complex global networks, in a variety of industries.

Why Palo Alto Networks?

Organizations all over the world rely on Palo Alto Networks to detect and prevent advanced cyber attacks while safely enabling applications. Read, see and hear their stories in our new e-stories series, which takes a deep dive into the security challenges you care about most.


Warren Rogers Associates

As an industry leader in retail fuel monitoring and diagnostics, Warren Rogers Associates (Warren Rogers) manages thousands of data collection devices installed at service stations across the U.S. Because these devices reside alongside its customers’ business systems that handle credit and debit card data, Warren Rogers had to guarantee it would prevent cardholder data from being collected to ensure PCI DSS compliance.

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CAME Group

CAME Group (CAME) provides automation systems for residential and industrial entrances, parking lots, and access control points. With 50 branches in 40 countries all networked with its corporate headquarters in Italy, CAME was uniquely challenged to provide a network architecture that ensured both secure network access and secure endpoints. Targeted attacks by malware, such as CryptoLocker, were frequently infiltrating servers and PCs, disrupting productivity and creating unpredictable remediation costs. Traditional antivirus software was ineffective in stopping such attacks. By deploying the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform with Next-Generation Firewalls, Threat Intelligence Cloud services, and Advanced Endpoint Protection, CAME successfully prevents cyberthreats from infiltrating endpoint devices and its network. Through consolidation, CAME is saving $2.5 million over three years, with an additional $250,000 in savings by eliminating remediation costs on endpoint devices. Moreover, the company now has uniform security policies enterprise-wide, with increased visibility and control over network traffic for improved bandwidth and application performance.

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Sielte

In its 90-year history, Sielte SpA has evolved from a pioneering telephone and electrical systems company in Italy to an international cloud-based information and communication technology (ICT) service provider. Today, Sielte has annual revenue of over €400 million with cloud operations spanning Italy, Spain, Romania and Nigeria. With 500 customers operating in its cloud, encompassing approximately 10,000 devices and a wide range of applications, Sielte must be constantly vigilant against cyberthreats. In fact, most of Sielte’s customers also struggle to contend with an ever more complex threat landscape and have begun demanding managed security services as part of the Sielte cloud offering. Increasing pressure from customers, combined with a breach to its previous Cisco firewall, prompted the company to immediately seek a new network security solution. After evaluating the market, Sielte conducted a proof of concept (POC) to compare Juniper Networks with the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, which consists of Next-Generation Firewalls, Threat Intelligence Cloud services, and Advanced Endpoint Protection. During the POC, the Palo Alto Networks platform detected an active cyberattack on Sielte’s network. This proved to be the deciding factor in the company’s final decision.

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Southern Cross Hospitals

Southern Cross Hospitals is New Zealand’s largest network of private surgical hospitals. To consistently deliver excellence in health services, Southern Cross Hospitals relies on a high performing, highly available information network to connect facilities across the country. By installing Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, Southern Cross Hospitals updated its security infrastructure to prevent sophisticated attacks, such as zero-day exploits, from compromising critical hospital systems.

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University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth relies heavily on its network to support its academic mission. With the constant demand for reliable and high performance Internet services, coupled with the huge increase in devices connecting to Wi-Fi, the University upgraded its Janet link to 10GB to improve network responsiveness, improve security and expand services to faculty and students.

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University of Southampton

A research-intensive university with over 23,000 students, the University of Southampton is a leading entrepreneurial ­institution in the United Kingdom. When the University sought to significantly expand throughput to support an increase in students, improve network stability and services to users, heighten security, and lower IT management burdens, they ­selected Palo Alto Networks Nextwave Channel Program Platinum ASC CPSP Partner Khipu Networks, working with ­European ­Electronique under the NEUPC procurement framework, to partner with them to meet their long-term strategic goals.

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SunRice

SunRice was formed in 1950 when ricegrowers pooled their funds to establisha co-operative and built a rice mill inLeeton, a small town in New SouthWales, Australia. Today, the company hasgrown to become a $1 billion global foodbusiness supplying diverse and nutritiousfood products to more than 60 countries,including across Asia, the Pacific, MiddleEast and the United States. SunRiceemploys more than two thousand peopleacross its global operations and is widelyconsidered to be an Australian icon.SunRice is the quintessential “local kidmakes good” story. Officially knownas Ricegrowers Limited, SunRice hasblossomed into one of the world’s largestrice food companies while retaining itsroots in the Australian farming regionwhere it was founded in 1950.

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Schauinsland-Reisen

Schauinsland-Reisen is one of the most important travel service companies in Germany and Europe. The Reiseveranstalter is the 7th largest package tour operator in Germany. The medium-sized, independent Reiseveranstalter based in Duisburg currently offers more than 60 travel destinations, with more destinations being added. This nearly 100-year-old company with a team of 300+ provides excellent availability and customer service to its customers. This Customer Story is also available in German.

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Ascham School

Founded in 1886, Ascham School is a non-selective day and boarding school for girls located in Sydney, Australia. The framework for teaching and learning at Ascham is the Dalton Plan, which encourages students to take responsibility for and ownership of their own learning, supported closely by their teachers. Students in years 5–12 are involved in the Personal Device Program which allows them to bring a device of their choice to support their learning. The program offers students flexible access to technology-rich content to facilitate and support academic achievement and encourages students to personalize their use of technology.

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State of Colorado

A large and diverse state, Colorado faces more than 8.4 million cyberthreats per day, many of which are highly customized and targeted to circumvent traditional defenses. A mix of legacy network firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs) deployed across various state departments and agencies became too costly and time-consuming to keep up with a constantly evolving threat landscape. Colorado chose the Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform to transform its security infrastructure, gaining greater visibility and control over network traffic with intelligent and automated prevention against known and unknown cyberthreats. This comprehensive security solution is a core component of the state’s Secure Colorado initiative, which aims to safeguard network assets while enabling employees unencumbered access to information, so agencies can provide efficient, effective services to Coloradans.

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UNIVEG Trade Italy

UNIVEG Trade Italy exports fresh fruits and vegetables to Northern Europe for the UNIVEG Group, a worldwide distributor of fresh produce, specializing in fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, and convenience products. Founded in 1969 and based near Verona, UNIVEG Trade Italy also imports overseas products and handles their sales throughout the Mediterranean, leveraging UNIVEG’s global transportation and logistics network for import and export activities.

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Nexon Asia Pacific

Nexon Asia Pacific is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that delivers infrastructure and software to provide secure connectivity and productivity applications, unified communications, business intelligence and continuity, and cloud services. Nexon’s 120 employees support small to medium to enterprise-sized customers in the retail, manufacturing, telephony, insurance, hospitality, health, and not-for-profit industries in Australia, Asia Pacific, the United States, and Europe.

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Entsorgung Recycling Zurich

Entsorgung Recycling Zurich (ERZ) recycles waste for the city of Zurich, Switzerland. Every day, ERZ collects over 30,000 bags of waste, cleans the streets, sidewalks and parks, and cleans the waste water of the City of Zurich. With approximately 900 employees, ERZ Disposal and Recycling is the largest service department in the Civil Engineering and Waste Department of Zurich. German.

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Kristin School

Kristin School was founded in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1973 by a dedicated group of parents, with the goal of building and developing a world-class independent school. "What we liked best about the Palo Alto Networks solution is that it naturally met our requirements, rather than being forced to fit. When we started, it was still a very new company, but Palo Alto Networks is mature for a new product, and delivers on need, not fanciful wants."

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Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global network of routes to around 130 destinations. The company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is an ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group. This Customer Story is available in German.

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OSRAM

OSRAM is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company’s portfolio covers the entire value chain from components—including lamps, electronic control gear, and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED)—as well as luminaires, light management systems, and lighting solutions. The company, which is internationally oriented, had more than 34,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of almost 5.1 billion Euros at the end of fiscal year 2014. The company’s business activities have been focused on light—and hence on quality of life—for over 100 years. This customer story is available in German.

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Regio IT

IT service provider regio iT is a partner for city and district municipal authorities. With branches in Aachen and Gütersloh, regio iT helps around 320 customers and 20,500 clients from the municipal field meet challenges brought on by rapid development in the IT world and increasing cost pressures. regio iT’s current 340 employees take on the tasks of operating and supporting database and server systems as well as entire IT infrastructures for energy suppliers, waste disposal companies, schools, and non-profit organizations, and of managing the data of citizens within the region. Available in German.

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MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises sails year round in the Mediterranean and offers a wide range of seasonal voyages in northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the French Antilles and the Caribbean, South America, South Africa, and other popular destinations. In 2014, the 12 ships in its ultramodern fleet carried about 1.7 million travelers. This Customer Story is available in Italian.

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UK Cabinet Office uses Global Protect Provides workforce security and flexibility with their mobility

The UK Cabinet Office Technology Transformation programme was established to replace an end-of-life outsourced IT service. The aim of the programme is to enable modern flexible ways of working and to provide civil servants with technology at least as good as they have at home.

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McLean County School District

McLean County Unit School District No. 5 employs approximately 1,650 full and part time staff members to educate more than 13,600 students. The district consists of more than 214 square miles, with 16 elementary, 4 junior high and 2 high school buildings, 1 early learning center, and 1 vocational training site.

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Rheinland Insurance

RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe knows all about preventing risks and protecting key assets. That’s because, as one of Europe’s leading insurance providers, its mission is to protect people, businesses, and financial assets from threats. Not surprisingly, RheinLand takes protecting others as seriously as it takes protecting the sensitive data of thousands of customers on its network. When RheinLand recognized it needed to increase security by better controlling applications and user access to key databases, it turned to Palo Alto Networks®. What did Palo Alto Networks do to better secure the network for this major insurance player? This case study is available in German.

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JD Williams & Company Limited

Founded in 1875 by James David Williams, JD Williams & Company Limited is the United Kingdom's leading direct home shopping company, operating over 20 successful catalogue brands. The company is the most successful direct home shopping company in the U.K., with over two million customers and 4,000 employees.

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Annie Wright Schools

Annie Wright Schools proudly maintain Harry Potter-like traditions dating back over 100 years, but network latency, access, and an inability to support BYOD are modern IT problems that can’t be solved with magic. Because the school has boarding students, large amounts of bandwidth are needed at all times for educational, communication, and entertainment purposes. When the school’s incumbent legacy firewall could no longer handle throughput or support the evolving needs of users, and IT management became overwhelming, it needed a new modern solution.

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Catholic Education South Australia

Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) is a parent body that sets directions and policy development for Catholic schools in South Australia. It works in partnership with Catholic schools to provide a range of facilities and resources to support Catholic education and families.

Santa Clara, CA
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Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center is a 130+ year old, Catholic health care facility and teaching hospital for the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "With Palo Alto Networks, we now know what we didn't know. And it's scary what some of our users and contractors were doing."

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Essilor International

Essilor International is a multinational company that is present in over 100 countries. It operates in the ophthalmic lens market and manufactures the Varilux multifocal lens. Essilor Brazil—part of Essilor International Group—adopted Palo Alto Networks technology and implemented 10 next-generation firewalls—four in Brazilian units (two in São Paulo and two in Rio de Janeiro), and six in other Latin American offices, standardizing the data protection environment in the region. This Case Study is available in Portuguese.

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Møre and Romsdal Council

Total network visibility and control brings Møre and Romsdal Council security and simplicity, saving time and money.

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The Heinz Endowments

The Heinz Endowments is a foundation based in Pittsburgh that develops solutions to regional, statewide, and national challenges. The organization’s goals are to help southwestern Pennsylvania thrive economically, ecologically, educationally, and culturally—while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in fields such as philanthropy in general, and disciplines in five grant-making programs: Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Education; Environment; and Community & Economic Development.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Melbourne and Olympic Parks makes sure events rock on utilising Palo Alto Networks®

Melbourne and Olympic Parks www.mopt.com.au is one of the largest and most diverse multi-purpose sporting, entertainment, conference and community precincts in Australia. Home to internationally famous venues such as the Rod Laver Arena where the Australian Open Tennis is staged, the precinct comprises five independent facilities across 40 hectares in central Melbourne.

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Chilliwack School District

Located in British Columbia, Canada, the School District of Chilliwack is a learning community of over 13,000 students, served by 2,300 teachers and support staff. The district’s diverse programs include 37 elementary, middle and secondary neighborhood schools as well as alternate and distance learning programs. “Before Palo Alto Networks we’d block certain ports and students would find ways around it. Matching a user name and IP address with Active Directory is so helpful. Palo Alto Networks firewalls are multi-faceted application-based firewalls that effectively control applications."

Santa Clara, CA
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