Consistent protection, reduced complexity
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Software defined networking, virtualization, cloud, containers are changing the data center. Modern data centers now need to allow for application workloads to scale up or down, move in and out of the public or private cloud and on-premises locations to deliver services more quickly and closer to the customer. Your customers, partners, employees, and contractors are continually interacting with the data center in new and expanding ways, which creates a new level of complexity that is challenging to protect.

Safeguarding your data and application workloads requires a uniform security approach across physical, virtualized, and cloud environments, while providing the best visibility, control, and next-generation threat protection.
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The truth about Zero Trust
Modern data centers are implementing Zero Trust architectures, but there are common misconceptions and myths.
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Are you getting best-in-class security?
Protecting your data center requires an integrated architecture that provides:
Complete visibility Gain complete insight into user, device, network, and application activity across all your on-premises data centers and private and public clouds with greater contextual awareness that maps to business requirements and risk.
Minimized opportunities for attack Prevent attackers from moving inside the data center and across multi-cloud environments by applying granular access control across north-south and east-west traffic using a combination of physical and virtual firewalls.
Automated threat protection Discover threats and malicious activity, block threats in real-time, and automatically isolate infected hosts to minimize business disruption and prevent data loss.
Why choose Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks simplifies the deployment of security across your data center by providing the simplest integration with most popular SDN controllers in software-driven data center environments. By working with us to secure your data center, you get:
Simplified deployment of security Simple integration with popular software-defined network controllers and virtualized networking platforms allow you to create business-oriented policies to protect new and dynamic workloads using application and user identity.
Consistent security across your hybrid cloud Deploy workloads on any network using a single management system and operating system. Enforce policy independent of workload type across all environments.
Unmatched threat prevention and response Block known threats and vulnerability attacks, automatically identify and protect against zero-day exploits and malware, and more.
Simpler management of policies across your environment Take the difficulty out of creating and deploying policies in private and public cloud workload deployment.
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Security subscriptions Our broad range of subscription security services provide integrations to remove complexity and strengthen your security.
Cortex XDR The Cortex XDR app for cloud-based detection and response speeds up alert triage and incident response. It provides a complete picture of each threat and reveals the root cause automatically.
Platinum Support Platinum Support delivers optimal support for your Next-Generation Firewalls, exactly when you need it the most.