Whether they are developing hardware, software, or online services, high tech companies are immersed in data. Teams around the globe develop and update software. Hardware designs are sent to third-party manufacturers for production. Online services, such as user forums, e-commerce, social networks, and software-as-a-service, collect reams of customer data. All of this is done via the Internet, which improves flexibility while increasing risks. The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Enterprise Security Platform is the solution of choice for many modern high tech companies, ensuring the safety of intellectual property, monitoring the proper usage of networks, data, and applications, and protecting vulnerable endpoints.
From cookies and kettles to cars and commercial jets, the manufacturing industry produces goods for consumers, enterprises, and industrial applications. To improve efficiency and get quality products into the hands of customers sooner, manufacturers must communicate effectively with suppliers, partners, and service providers, and ensure the integrity of the manufacturing plant and processes. The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provides the scalability and performance needed to address the most diverse and complex network demands with the security and visibility required to stand up to today’s threat landscape.
Demand for managed security services is on the rise as many enterprises and governments struggle to contend with an increasingly complex threat landscape, a shortage of skilled personnel, and the need to rapidly adapt to dynamic business conditions while still keeping security costs under control.
Enterprise Mobility and BYOD trends are causing significant disruption to traditional network security practices. The growth and diversity of mobile device usage combined with the requirement of anytime, anywhere access to applications and data, has presented significant
operational challenges and security risk to the IT organization. Typical legacy enterprise LAN infrastructures were not architected with adequate management, visibility, and awareness necessary to adapt to today’s application security and mobile provisioning requirements.
Palo Alto Networks and Net Optics have partnered to deliver a highly reliable and transparent threat prevention solution. In a high-availability network, the loss of a single device or power source must not be allowed to disrupt network connectivity. Adding a network security device to protect the network should not introduce any single point of failure. Combining Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall with Net Optics’ Bypass Switches provides the necessary full threat prevention transparently and without reducing reliability.
IT Managers are facing ever-increasing demands to secure remote access to corporate applications and data. The proliferating use of personal devices such as smartphones, laptops or tablets within the corporate environment introduces additional security issues. Palo Alto Networks is partnering with Swivel Secure Ltd. to provide its mutual customers with an extremely secure, flexible, and easy to manage remote access solution.
Intelligent tablets and smartphones are now the primary personal communications and computing platform for Mobile IT business operations and apps. As a result, IT needs to consider how to provide secure network access to both enterprise and end user owned mobile devices. Moreover, an exponential increase in the number and usage of mobile apps is creating new threat vectors that must be addressed by IT to safeguard mobile devices and prevent data loss.
The number of smartphones and tablets accessing data on the corporate networks is exploding. Some of these devices are enterprise owned, while many others are user owned. The new IT challenge deals with balancing security with end-user freedom, particularly on personally owned devices. These challenges intensify when considering the increasing demand for application and data access on smartphones and tablets. These devices and apps create new threat vectors that must be addressed by IT executives to prevent data leakage of sensitive corporate information.
Palo Alto Networks and ArcSight have partnered to deliver unprecedented visibility and correlation of enterprise network security events. Utilizing the ArcSight Flexconnector and Common Event Format (CEF), Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewalls add rich context encompassing all user and application activity into ArcSight’s Enterprise Security Manager Platform. This integration allows ArcSight to correlate additional relevant data with other data sources into a single cohesive view, unifying critical user, application, and threat visibility.
Palo Alto Networks and and Symantec have partnered to enable organizations to produce executive, technical, and audit-level reports with granular per user and application usage data that are highly effective at communicating risk levels and the security posture of the organization.
Palo Alto Networks and FireMon have partnered to jointly deliver a total lifecycle security solution for enterprise and service provider customers. FireMon provides software that facilitates change management and control of Palo Alto Networks firewalls, increasing management visibility and reducing the total cost of making changes.
Palo Alto Networks and Q1 Labs have partnered to jointly deliver the only next generation security intelligence and control solution. QRadar’s best-in-class data collection, analysis, correlation and auditing capabilities coupled with Palo Alto Networks unique application, user and threat control enable organizations to quickly and easily implement a next-generation security management program to meet current and emerging network security challenges. The combined solution enables security professionals to comprehensively identify, defend against, and remediate exploits and policy violations.
Hand in hand with the deployment of a robust security architecture is the need for a monitoring and response system that allows enterprises to continuously monitor and process security data efficiently and proactively act upon this data if suspicious network activity is found. Palo Alto Networks has partnered with Splunk® to deliver an advanced visibility, reporting and monitoring solution for intelligent security analysis.
Enterprise mobility is changing the ways that people work and the devices they use. It’s also changing the network infrastructure needed to support the devices on business networks. Wireless interfaces are the network connectivity standard for tablets and smartphones, and even some laptops such as ultrabooks and the Apple MacBook Air. As a result, wireless networking is now ubiquitous. It’s found at corporate and branch offices everywhere, including at organizations that have taken conservative positions on wireless networking in the past, such as hospitals, banks, and government offices. With all of this rapid growth, questions arise on whether the proper security is in place to protect the traffic and keep it free of malfeasance and impropriety.
Palo Alto Networks and NetWitness have partnered to provide unified security event analysis and resolution. The combined solution validates application execution, speeds incident investigation and eliminates wasted time navigating disparate systems.
As more and more daily business practices are conducted online, organizations face a growing challenge of ensuring that only authorized users may carry out transactions and access its most sensitive online resources. Moreover, businesses must protect access to network and web-based applications amid a rapidly changing security landscape of complex identity management—especially resulting from proliferation of mobile devices. Palo Alto Networks is partnering with SafeNet to provide a multi-factor authentication solution to protect user identities.
On mission critical network segments, customers may prefer to deploy a tap/bypass switch to maintain network continuity to mitigate the risks of scheduled or unscheduled downtime of an inline appliance for configuration changes, maintenance, or repair.
Organizations require a network security platform capable of creating relevant security policies by application, user and content for all of their network segments. Learn more about the need for effective network segmentation, and how a Palo Alto Networks security platform can be at the center of any segmented network.
Performance and accountability of Enterprise IT infrastructure has shifted from an incidental focus to real-time visibility for proactive monitoring and compliance mandates. Network security devices have traditionally posed a blind spot for network monitoring and management solutions by typically restricting output to basic network parameters such as NAT tables and traffic session. Palo Alto Networks breaks this barrier by providing unprecedented visibility of user and application usage information via Netflow, the industry standard protocol for network monitoring. Plixer’s™ Scrutinizer software collects and analyzes Netflow data to monitor and report on overall health of the network.
Pamela Warren, Director of Government and Industry Initiatives at Palo Alto Networks, shares her thoughts on why a platform approach is critical to effective cybersecurity within the government space. Warren explains that government organizations make four common mistakes when trying to secure their information systems. The most basic error, she said, is failing to have visibility to what is happening on your network: "What we're seeing is that many organizations are unaware of what applications they are even running on their network." This ends up being a major barrier to effective cybersecurity because it leaves unseen gaps in security for attackers to target.
Palo Alto Networks and Avaya™ have partnered to provide high-performance next-generation security solutions for data center networks. The mission critical data centers of today have no tolerance for disruptions in throughput or availability. At the same time, the threats imposed on data centers by modern malware require a security solution that has next-generation firewall intelligence.