Threat Research and Sharing
We pair our automated threat identification and prevention systems with human intelligence from our Unit 42 threat research team. Using the wealth of malware intelligence in the Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence Cloud, Unit 42 uses the AutoFocus service to conduct proactive threat hunting, identifying previously unknown malware families, campaigns or adversaries to create new protections for our customers. We partner with other leading vendors to share intelligence on never-before-seen threats, helping keep the entire ecosystem safe.
Palo Alto Networks® is also a founding member of the Cyber Threat Alliance, a partnership of security and research vendors striving to defeat attackers by sharing malware samples and research. We ingest newly discovered samples from our alliance partners, as well as various third-party feeds, to generate new protections for our customers.