The business model behind crimeware has changed. In the past, attackers typically profited from their malicious endeavors by stealing identities, or credit card numbers, and selling them on underground markets for a small fee. In recent years, the price for stolen records has plummeted, falling from $25 per record in 2011 to only $6 in 2016.1 This has necessitated new sources of income for cyber attackers, with many of them turning to ransomware due to recent advances in attack distribution, anonymous payments, and the ability to reliably encrypt and decrypt data. Unit 42, the Palo Alto Networks® threat research team, reviews the past, present and future of ransomware in this report, including strategies for preventing this critical threat.

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Cyberthreat Defense Report 2018

CyberEdge Group’s fifth annual Cyberthreat Defense Report provides a penetrating look at how IT security professionals perceive cyberthreats and plan to defend against them. Based on a survey of 1,200 IT security decision makers and practitioners conducted in November 2017, the report delivers countless insights that IT security teams can use to better understand how their perceptions, priorities, and security postures stack up against those of their peers.
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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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PA-3000 Series Specsheet

Key features, performance capacities and specifications of the Palo Alto Networks PA-3000 Series.
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Panorama Datasheet

Overview of Panorama, our centralized security management system, that provides you with global control over multiple Palo Alto Networks firewalls.
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PA-5000 Series Specsheet

Key features, performance capacities and specifications for our PA-5000 Series.
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