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White Paper

IPS as part of a Platform

More than ever, today’s companies must be able to take advantage of critical business applications to drive growth. However, the threat landscape is constantly changing and sophisticated new cyberattacks have evolved and are launched with increasing frequency across network, cloud and SaaS environments. 

Palo Alto Networks differs from traditional Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) by bringing together vulnerability protection, network anti-malware and anti-spyware into one service that scans all traffic for threats – all ports, protocols and encrypted traffic. Our Threat Prevention service looks for threats at all points within the cyber attack lifecycle, not just when it first enters the network – providing a layered defense, zero trust model with prevention at all points. And it does all of this with no performance degradation because it uses the single-pass architecture of our Next-Generation Firewall. 

Our Threat Prevention service is a key component of the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform and built from the ground up around a prevention-first approach, with threat information shared across security functions, and designed to operate across modern organizations, with consistent management across your network, data center, and cloud environments. In this paper we’ll cover how Threat Prevention works as part of our platform to safely enable all applications while automatically blocking cyber threats at every stage of the attack lifecycle.