Improve services and reduce overhead, safely

Secure citizen data, government services and operations

Provincial, state and local agencies worldwide count on Palo Alto Networks to prevent successful cyberattacks, safeguard classified and sensitive data, and optimize security operations.



"We have such a broad range of security needs, yet the Palo Alto Networks platform allows me to manage them with simplicity and efficiency. With the types of advanced threats we face today, I'm not sure we could provide the necessary protections without it." – Bret Lopeman, IT security engineer, Ada County


Stop ransomware in its tracks

Gain insight and best practices from your peers and industry experts on how to design and implement a modern ransomware strategy.


Prevent attacks that target operations and data

Ada County relies on consistent and automated threat prevention in the Security Operating Platform to secure its offices, E911 network, workstations, servers and virtual desktops, as well as manage access to county services by trusted outside agencies. The county protects information and employees by enabling application and web access by job function, and even creates temporary policies for special investigations.


Simplify, strengthen security with a platform approach


How can you transform citizen services and share information safely – while also reducing administrative overhead?

Safely adopt smart city and other digital initiatives while protecting citizen data, legacy infrastructure and critical systems with the Palo Alto Networks® Security Operating Platform. Take advantage of automation and consistent security and visibility across cloud, network, endpoint and mobile devices.

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Learn more about a cybersecurity platform approach for local governments



Enable shared services and cloud-first initiatives

Move to the public cloud safely by ensuring consistent policies, securing multi-cloud environments and automatically scaling security. Learn how to leverage automation to quickly counter new threats, set dynamic policies using context and trigger enforcement using analytics.

Securing Medicaid in the Cloud

In the US, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, or CMS, is encouraging states to modernize their Medicaid Management Information Systems or MMIS. These systems have run on mainframes for 40+ years, but new versions are now being built in the cloud. Of course, the expectation is that cloud-based MMIS will be properly secured. See how to protect Medicaid beneficiaries, Medicaid providers, and government workers.

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Optimize security operations

A local government adopted the Security Operating Platform over time to improve productivity, reduce the risk of data breaches, and stop a million threats a month from impacting city operations. Get insights into simplifying management, eliminating the complexity of point products, and integrating threat intelligence to identify and prevent targeted government attacks.


Certifications and performance benchmarks

Palo Alto Networks network security solutions have performed consistently against a variety of rigorous evaluations. We are committed to the continued certification and performance evaluation of our products.




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