The World

The term “normal business hours” no longer applies. To keep pace with the online-all-the-time world, virtualization technology allows your applications and data to be deployed across public, private, and hybrid cloud-computing environments to more easily adapt and support your business demands. 

Your World

Ongoing high-profile attacks have shown that corporate data, regardless of location (e.g., public, private, hybrid cloud), is a target. Attackers bypass controls using sophisticated attacks. Then, they use applications commonly found on your network to evade detection, navigating with little resistance to achieve their goal.

Our Approach

Our next-generation security platform lets you safely enable applications through granular visibility and policy-based control, and then prevent both known and unknown threats from moving laterally (VM to VM), thereby reducing risk and improving your security efficacy overall. Plus, centralized management and native automation features ensure that security keeps pace with your business.

VM-Series Virtualized Next-Generation Firewall

Virtualization is fueling an upheaval in today’s data centers, resulting in architectures that are oftentimes a mix of private and public cloud computing environments. The benefits of cloud computing are well-known; so too are the security challenges, exemplified by recent high-profile security incidents.

Just as an attack or compromise within your physical data center is a significant incident, the impact of a compromise in your virtualized environment is amplified because your workloads, some of which use varied trust levels, and the associated data are centralized, without any security barriers in between to keep them segmented. If your virtual environment is compromised, the attacker has access to your entire virtualized environment. 


Securing the Private Cloud

Defined as an environment in which you are responsible for the management of all aspects of the virtualization, hardware, compute, networking, security, etc., a private cloud is often considered to be an extension of your existing data center.

The VM-Series allows you to protect your private cloud infrastructure using application enablement policies while simultaneously preventing known and unknown threats. The VM-Series supports the following private cloud environments: VMware® ESXi™ and NSX™, Citrix® Netscaler® SDX™, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM/OpenStack®.

 

Securing the Public Cloud

Defined as a ready-made compute, networking, and storage environment, the public cloud brings ubiquitous access to users, rapid scalability to address workload “bursts,” and infrastructure consistency. In a public cloud, ensuring your applications and data are kept safe from attackers is your responsibility, and that is where the VM-Series can help.

The VM-Series protects your public cloud infrastructure using application enablement policies while simultaneously preventing known and unknown threats. The VM-Series supports the following public cloud environments: VMware® vCloud® Air™, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.


 

Product Summary Specsheet

Key features, performance capacities and specifications for all Palo Alto Networks firewalls.

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VM-Series Specsheet

The VM-Series has been optimized and expanded to deliver industry-leading performance of up to 16Gbps of App-ID-enabled firewall throughput across five models.

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VM-Series for VMware

Key features, performance capacities and specifications of VM-Series for VMware.

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VM-Series for VMware NSX

Key features, performance capacities and specifications of VM-Series for VMware® NSX.

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VM-Series for Amazon Web Services

Key features, performance capacities and specifications of VM-Series for Amazon Web Services.

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VM-Series for KVM

Key features, performance capacities and specifications of VM-Series for KVM.

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