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Palo Alto Networks

Founded by Nir Zuk, Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in security. Its game-changing platform protects thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats by natively bringing together all key network security functions. Approximately 24,000 customers have chosen Palo Alto Networks, making it the fastest growing security company in the market.


Cybersecurity risk increases with the adoption of initiatives like cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN), and BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device" -- the practice of allowing the employees of an organization to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work purposes). These initiatives represent new computing models that have the potential of introducing weaknesses in an organization’s security posture. Compounding this is the growing number of Internet-connected applications entering an organization’s environment that unintentionally provide more windows and doors for cybercriminals to slip into the network. The combination of these factors makes security a real challenge for organizations today.


Unfortunately, legacy firewalls, UTMs, and stand-alone threat detection products fall short of addressing these challenges because they are not architecturally designed to coordinate effectively across threat disciplines. 


Palo Alto Network's security platform brings together all key network security functions natively, including next-generation firewall, URL filtering, IDS/IPS, and advanced threat protection. Because these functions are purposely built into the platform from the ground up and natively share important information across the respective disciplines, they provide the right network security technologies in the right places in the network.


The Palo Alto Networks platform safely enables applications and business operations with a fine-grained visibility, correlation, and control of what matters most in today’s modern computing environments: applications, users, and content, not just ports and IP addresses. Because the platform is natively built to operate in modern networks with new technology initiatives such as cloud computing, software-defined datacenters, and mobility in mind, the platform eliminates the age-old compromise between security posture and business performance. Organizations can safely enable the use of all applications critical to running their businesses, maintain complete visibility and control, confidently pursue new technology initiatives, and protect themselves from cyber attacks from the basic to the sophisticated — known and unknown.


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