Threat Prevention

The Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewall protects and defends your network from commodity threats and advanced persistent threats (APTs). The multi-pronged detection mechanisms of the firewall include a signature-based (IPS/Command and Control/Antivirus) approach, heuristics-based (bot detection) approach, sandbox-based (WildFire) approach, and Layer 7 protocol analysis-based (App-ID) approach.
Commodity threats are exploits that are less sophisticated and more easily detected and prevented using a combination of antivirus, anti-spyware, and vulnerability protection features along with URL filtering and Application identification capabilities on the firewall.
Advanced threats are perpetuated by organized cyber adversaries who use sophisticated attack vectors to target your network, most commonly for intellectual property theft and financial data theft. These threats are more evasive and require intelligent monitoring mechanisms for detailed host and network forensics on malware. The Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall together with WildFire™ and Panorama™ provide a comprehensive solution that intercepts and breaks the attack chain and provides visibility to prevent security infringement on your network infrastructure—both mobile and virtualized.

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