Advanced attacks on your network use a combination of application vectors and exploits. Our next-generation firewalls with IPS capabilities arm you with a proven approach to stopping these attacks.

Vulnerability exploits, buffer overflows, port scans, and exploit kits are detected and stopped using signatures, heuristics, and statistical anomaly detection. In addition, we deliver predictable IPS performance to you through hardware acceleration, a uniform signature format, and a single-pass software architecture.


Vulnerability and Command and Control Protections

Our rich set of vulnerability and command and control (CnC) protections block known and unknown network, and application-layer exploits, from compromising and damaging your organization. Vulnerability-based protections prevent exploits within the network, while command and control protections block outbound CnC traffic exploit kits.

Our protections also proactively prevent DoS attacks, such as SYN, ICMP, and UDP flooding, as well as port scans, host sweeps, and other reconnaissance tactics. 

World Class Threat Research

Expert researchers and signature developers support our IPS technology. Our team is highly active in the threat prevention community, performing ongoing research and working closely with software vendors, both informally and formally, through programs like the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP).

In 2014, our Threat Research Team alone discovered 70 of Microsoft’s 319 reported vulnerabilities and has delivered high-quality protection to our entire customer base within 72 hours of all reported zero-day vulnerabilities.


Stop Exploits On The Endpoint

Attackers target endpoints, which is why you must also protect desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices from exploits.

Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents exploits, including zero-days exploits, on the endpoint by zeroing in on, and stopping the small set of techniques that all exploits must execute in order to be successful, making it very effective in securing the endpoint from attacks.


NSS Labs
2016 Data Center IPS Recommendation

It’s exciting when we’re recognized in the market as the security vendor customers can count on to protect their users and their data. Now, we have a third-party report that publicly corroborates what our customers have been saying: that Palo Alto Networks is effective when it comes to protecting the data center.

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The Power of the Next-Generation Security Platform

Integrating best-of-breed network, cloud and endpoint security with industry-leading threat intelligence, Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform delivers the visibility, security and control customers require to enhance their security posture without compromising business efficiency. Customers can now confidently detect cyberthreats and prevent breaches at every stage of the attack lifecycle in a highly automated manner.

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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 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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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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The Future of Intrusion Prevention

Learn why Gartner believes the future of Intrusion Prevention (IPS) is a next-generation firewall.

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