Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls allow you to safely enable applications and strengthen your security posture across the entire organization with firewall policies that use business-relevant elements such as the application identity, who is using the application, and the type of content or threat as network access decision criteria.
At the gateway, you can reduce your threat footprint by blocking a wide range of unwanted applications and then inspecting the allowed applications for threats – both known and unknown. In the datacenter - traditional or virtualised application enablement translates to ensuring only datacenter applications are in use by authorized users, protecting the content from threats and addressing virtual infrastructure security challenges. Your offices and remote users can be protected by the same set of enablement policies deployed at the headquarters location, thereby ensuring policy consistency.
The 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls has just been published and Palo Alto Networks has been named a leader again.
Here are a few key points outlined in the report:
According to Gartner, "Advances in threats have driven mainstream firewall demand for next-generation firewall capabilities. Buyers should focus on the quality, not quantity, of the features and the R&D behind them."
"Palo Alto Networks continued through 2012 to generate the most firewall inquiries among Gartner customers by a significant margin. Palo Alto Networks was consistently on most NGFW competitive shortlists, and we observed high customer loyalty and satisfaction from early adopters."
"Palo Alto Networks continues to both drive competitors to re
act in the firewall market and to move the overall firewall market forward."