Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall Achieves ICSA Labs Certification
for Network Firewalls
PA-500, PA-2000 Series and PA-4000 Series Firewalls Pass Thorough Evaluation
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Palo Alto Networks™ (NYSE:
PANW), the network security company, today announced its next-generation
firewall PA-500, PA-2000 and PA-4000 series solutions have been thoroughly
tested and officially certified by ICSA Labs, an independent division of
Verizon. Each next-generation firewall series was evaluated against and
passed ICSA Labs Modular Firewall Product Certification Criteria version 4.1x
for general purpose network firewalls, corporate category.
"Products under test at ICSA Labs must stand up to rigorous testing
environments that our engineers have designed to replicate real-world
enterprise networks," said Brian Monkman, Perimeter Security Programs Manager,
ICSA Labs. "By meeting our corporate category certification requirements, Palo
Alto Networks next-generation firewalls have demonstrated the ability to meet
ICSA Labs' stringent security standards and also deliver strong risk-reducing
"Despite the ever-changing threat landscape, our goal is to ensure that our
customers achieve consistent security and policy enforcement across the
network," said Chris King, director of product marketing at Palo Alto
Networks. "ICSA Labs certification reinforces the company's commitment to
delivering continuous innovation in the next-generation firewall platform to
our customers. As they evaluate their own network risk posture, we remain a
constant in providing safe and secure enablement of network applications."
The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) delivers visibility and
control over application, users, and content within the firewall using a
proprietary hardware and software architecture. The Palo Alto Networks NGFW
platform addresses a broad range of network security requirements, from the
data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise,
which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices.
The NGFW series tested and certified by ICSA Labs include:
oPA-4000 Series: Ideally suited for high speed Internet gateway deployments
within enterprise environments. These high performance platforms are
tailor made to provide enterprise firewall protection at throughput speeds
of up to 10 Gbps using dedicated processing for networking, security,
content inspection and management. The Palo Alto Networks PA-4000 Series
uses a 10 Gbps backplane to smooth the pathway between processors, and the
physical separation of data and control plane ensures that management
access is always available, irrespective of the traffic load.
oPA-2000 Series: Designed for high speed Internet gateway deployments
within large branch offices and medium sized enterprises to provide
network security and threat prevention. Delivers next-generation firewall
security using dedicated processing and memory for networking, security,
threat prevention, URL filtering and management. Further, the PA-2000
series, uses a high speed backplane to smooth the pathway between
processors and the separation of data and control plane helps maintain
management access availability, irrespective of the traffic load.
oPA-500: delivers next-generation firewall security to Internet gateway
deployments within medium to large branch offices and medium sized
enterprises. The PA-500 protects enterprise networks using high
performance processing and dedicated memory for networking, security,
threat prevention, URL filtering and management.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and
certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected
devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many
of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005
accredited and ISO 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit www.ICSAlabs.com
and www.ICSAlabs.com/blogs for more information.
Palo Alto Networks, "The Network Security Company," the Palo Alto Networks
Logo, App-ID, GlobalProtect, and WildFire are trademarks of Palo Alto
Networks, Inc. in the United States. All other trademarks, trade names or
service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
SOURCE Palo Alto Networks
Contact: Mike Haro, Palo Alto Networks, +1-408-438-8628,
email@example.com, or John Columbus, ICSA Labs, +1-908-559-5993,
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