To provide customers with a framework for evaluating the financial impact of investing in our Security Operating Platform, Palo Alto Networks® engaged with Forrester® Consulting. Forrester conducted a Total Economic Impact™ study with three long-term customers of Palo Alto Networks to better understand the benefits, costs and risks associated with their investment.
The results of the study determined the three-year financial impact of the Security Operating Platform to have a net present value of nearly $3.9 million and a return on investment of 65 percent.
Specific benefits mentioned in the study include:
- Improved SecOps remediation time: The integrated platform reduces triage and analysis time by up to 1.25 hours per incident – 1.52 hours by the third year – saving approximately 29,000 hours.
- Increased end user uptime: Quicker triage and improved security with the platform bolster end user productivity, amounting to a present value of nearly $1.3 million over three years.
- Reduced IT help desk support: The platform quickly identifies and counteracts threats enterprise-wide, cutting help desk tickets and the need for endpoint restoration by 20 percent.
- Lower capex and opex costs: By eliminating the need to purchase multiple point products from different vendors, the platform provides cost avoidance to the tune of almost $3.5 million.
To learn more, read the executive summary.