Governments are evolving – to meet the diverse needs for more data for more users – citizens, warfighters, patients, students, contractors – in more places than ever before. Smart Government initiatives are driving innovative approaches to how governments can leverage data from more constituents and smart sensors are changing the way militaries can use real-time data from far afield. Adversaries will always want to harness this data themselves, and have the potential to disrupt communications. Government networks and endpoints – regardless of where they are and who they serve – must be secured, with more flexibility and improved threat visibility and prevention.


Palo Alto Networks, Inc. serves global governments – federal/national, provincial, state, local and tribal – in the following areas:

  • Securing public, private, and hybrid cloud including AWS GovCloud and Office365 environments;
  • Securing Smart Gov initiatives;
  • Securing civilian and military ICS/SCADA environments;
  • Protection at the department, mission, function and network perimeter - verifying the legitimacy of users and the applications that they use and protection against every step of the cyber attack life cycle;
  • Securing mobile users, with policies that follow government users off-network.


  • For one very large military customer, the threat vector was eliminated by 90% just by turning on Palo Alto Networks in their infrastructure.
  • One of the largest U.S. civilian agencies reduced their footprint from 80 devices to 8 Palo Alto Networks platforms and immediately found threats they had not caught previously.
  • It’s not just about the threats – in these lean fiscal times, our government customers favor the total cost of ownership of our security platform. Not only do they achieve improved protection, they experience tremendous cost savings.
  • Governments love our ease and simplicity – One of the largest agencies in the U.S. government deployed our platforms across 4 gateways in just 5 months.

    Palo Alto Networks Public Sector Advisory Council is an organization of former senior military and civilian leaders who advise Palo Alto Networks on the cybersecurity challenges and technology needs of the world's governments.



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