5G-Ready Next-Generation Firewall

Advanced threat prevention to secure 5G and IoT mobile network deployments

K2-Series 5G-Ready Next-Generation Firewalls prevent successful cyberattacks targeting mobile network services, IoT devices and subscribers by providing robust, prevention-oriented security to build resilient and high-value mobile networks for a secure 5G digital economy.

Introducing the K2-Series: Explore 5G and IoT opportunities with confidence

The move to 5G creates disruptive business opportunities for mobile network operators – but it also increases the number of potential intrusion points, intensifying the security impact.

The new K2-Series gives mobile network operators complete visibility and control with automated security enforcement across all network locations, so you can maximize the new opportunities of 5G mobile networks with confidence. Read how the K2-Series combines complete protection, consistent management and throughput of up to 1 Tbps, using dedicated processing and memory for the key functional areas of networking, security, threat prevention and management.


Comprehensive visibility and granular control

Gain complete visibility and control across all layers, including signaling, data and control plane, with application-layer visibility inside mobile tunnels. Subscriber (IMSI) and device (IMEI) correlation to threats helps to identify infected subscribers and devices while enabling actionable insights for faster security troubleshooting.

Security automation for rapid response

Take full advantage of automated, cloud-based threat intelligence powered by machine learning and AI, enabling teams to provide real-time response to threats across networks on a global scale. Service providers can identify unknown malware crossing their networks and analyze it based on hundreds of malicious behaviors to deliver automated protections.

Network agility with cloud-ready NFV

Cloud-ready platform offering the same features for both hardware and software form factors to ensure consistent security enforcement across all network locations and support emerging 5G architectures. Support for open API, offering operational simplicity, ease of use, and integration readiness with NFV/SDN ecosystems.

Securing cellular IoT

Wide adoption of cellular IoT (CIoT) technologies for low-power wide area network (LPWAN) connectivity is enabling industrial digitalization. In particular, Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is one of the CIoT technologies well-suited for the LPWAN connectivity standard developed by 3GPP to enable a wide range of cellular devices and services. Complete visibility and control of the NB-IoT traffic on both signaling/control and data planes is essential to secure your CIoT services against DoS attacks from weaponized devices, malware, ransomware and other vulnerabilities.

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Joining forces to secure the 5G-powered digital economy

Until recently, mobile networks have been primarily transport networks. The advent of 5G and the build-out of new infrastructure opens massive new opportunities for mobile network operators, and Palo Alto Networks is ready to help MNOs explore what’s next. That’s why we’ve joined forces with the NGMN Alliance to help develop products for the next evolution of the digital economy.


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Request your Security Lifecycle Review (SLR)

The SLR examines your network traffic and generates a comprehensive report unique to your organization to help you discover the applications and threats exposing vulnerabilities in your security posture. Request now



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