Create game-changing security innovations – and grow your business

Develop for Application Framework

Be part of a thriving developer ecosystem focused on helping companies prevent cyberattacks. By developing apps for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework, you enable companies to harness the best and the brightest innovations in the cybersecurity industry so they can stay a step ahead of attackers – while you help build your own business and reputation.

Bring new security capabilities to market faster

Speed time to market of new products by developing apps, compressing what once took years down to months. Building for the framework is easy, letting you focus on delivering your innovative app, not data collection or enforcement infrastructure. Become a developer for Application Framework and help everyone’s business grow quickly and safely – including yours.


The Application Framework

Palo Alto Networks believes companies should spend more time benefitting from the latest cybersecurity innovations and less time provisioning and managing infrastructure. The Application Framework extends the capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform with apps for detection, analytics, automated prevention and rapid response. 


Benefits of developing for the Application Framework

Use Application Framework services, including a software development kit (SDK) and APIs to streamline creation of your app. Focus on developing high-value security capabilities, instead of building infrastructure and collecting the data needed to fuel analytics. The Palo Alto Networks Application Framework and Venture Fund help companies craft innovative technology that solves the most important security use cases facing the market today, providing them with:



Seamless customer adoption

Reach a marketplace of almost 50,000 Palo Alto Networks customers without having to develop, sell and deploy additional hardware.

Data access

Get access to a massive data lake organized for analytics for training machine learning algorithms.

Speed to market

Accelerate speed to market with Application Framework services and a SaaS-based consumption model.

Key categories for innovation

Analytics and machine learning on rich data, which gives the right insight and context to stop attacks.

Automated enforcement of protections across the endpoint, network and cloud, including third-party threat intelligence.

Security orchestration and automation to replace manual steps in analyst workflows. Teams can easily gather relevant data surrounding an incident to speed response efforts.

Event and activity visualization to explore threat data, correlate it and guide the most effective actions.

Get access to capital

Palo Alto Networks is also creating a venture fund in collaboration with Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital, helping spur developers and entrepreneurs to create compelling new security applications for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework. The Palo Alto Networks Venture Fund will provide the capital and tools to fuel the growth of seed-stage, early-stage and growth-stage security companies. We welcome you to apply for funding now.



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