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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US Government

As one of the largest, this U.S. Agency serves over 400,000 users with a large external user base, numerous outlying facilities globally and operates on a budget of over $100 billion. Originally looking to refresh their URL filtering, they quickly discovered much more security for their dollar, and ultimately scaled with our firewall and IPS/IDS solution. This Case Study available in Japanese and German.

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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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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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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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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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