Palo Alto Networks Continues to Disrupt Network Security with Modern Malware Prevention and Comprehensive Approach to

 Palo Alto Networks Continues to Disrupt Network Security with Modern Malware
           Prevention and Comprehensive Approach to Virtualization

The Largest Product Launch in Company's History Underscores Its Commitment to
Innovation

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks™ (NYSE:
PANW), the network security company, today announced several new products that
extend its lead in next-generation network security by addressing today's
mixed virtualized and physical enterprise networks and, for the first time,
enabling enterprises to not only detect but also prevent modern malware.

Today's announcement marks the largest product launch in the history of Palo
Alto Networks, which includes first-ever releases of four new products:

  The launch of the VM-Series – a virtualized next-generation firewall
– platform that brings next-generation network security into the virtualized
  data center environment
– The launch of the WildFire modern malware prevention subscription which sets
  the bar for the market which until now has only been focused on detection
– The launch of the PA-3000 Series – a new, midrange next-generation firewall
  hardware platform
– The launch of the M-100 appliance – a dedicated high-performance management
  appliance

All of these newly unveiled products are supported by the release of PAN-OS
5.0, which also introduces 60 new features focusing on solving unique network
security problems in cloud environments, scaling and simplifying network
security management in large enterprise environments, enhanced IPv6
capabilities and increased control for managing the growing amount of SSL
traffic in the enterprise.

"Enterprises are struggling with major changes in the infrastructures they
must secure, and what they must protect those infrastructures from," said Lee
Klarich, vice president of product management, Palo Alto Networks. "With this
release, we enable next-generation firewalls to help organizations with
securing traditional and private cloud infrastructures from a growing array of
threats, including unique, modern malware."

Next-Generation Security in the Virtualized Data Center and Cloud
The new Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is a key component in a comprehensive
approach to network security in the virtualized data center. Using
application-, user-, and content-based next-generation firewall technology, it
offers intra-host safe enablement of data center applications regardless of
port or protocol. PAN-OS 5.0 adds significant management capabilities to the
virtualized data center solution, such as allowing enterprises to tie user and
app-based policies to virtual machine or server deployments via cloud
automation or orchestration tools. Furthermore, a new feature, dynamic
objects, allows security policies to follow virtual machines even when
live-migration technologies move those VMs between hosts. PAN-OS 5.0 and the
VM-Series enable IT to efficiently secure the infrastructure, both physical
and virtual with a common policy and management approach.

Safe enablement of applications in the virtualized data center, combined with
the ability to secure intra-host traffic, integration with migration
technologies and orchestration and automation tools, all under one policy and
management approach gives Palo Alto Networks customers a comprehensive and
flexible solution to securing their virtualized data centers and private cloud
infrastructures.

"We are pleased to be working with Palo Alto Networks to deliver on the vision
of the software-defined data center," said Hatem Naguib, vice president,
Networking and Security, VMware. "Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall
VM-series integrated with VMware vSphere® helps our shared customers
accelerate their adoption of virtualization while addressing their security
and compliance needs."

New Threat Prevention Updates
Today, Palo Alto Networks begins offering a subscription service for WildFire,
the company's cloud-based modern malware prevention service. The new service
gives subscribers one-hour response times for the delivery of modern malware
signatures, and integrated, on-box logging and reporting. The enhanced
response time will ensure that the damage caused by "zero-day" malware and
targeted attacks are mitigated for Palo Alto Networks customers.

The analysis and notification portion of WildFire will continue to be offered
as a free service to all Palo Alto Networks customers. WildFire uses the
inherent advantages of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls to find
modern, never-before-seen malware across all applications, not just web and
email. To date, WildFire has discovered more than 70,000 new malware files
that had not been identified by existing anti-malware solutions.

"The modern malware landscape is very challenging for legacy threat prevention
solutions," said Nir Zuk, founder and chief technology officer, Palo Alto
Networks. "Data collected by WildFire shows that new malware spreads fast,
uses evasive techniques to hide from traditional security solutions and is
often used in the early stages of a persistent attack. Providing
industry-leading response times, combined with our control over applications,
users, and content, is an innovative approach that gives our customers a much
more comprehensive level of protection from targeted attacks."

New Midrange Next-Generation Firewall
The new PA-3000 Series Next-Generation Firewall expands the options for
enterprise customers looking for a mid-range next-generation firewall that has
the same level of application-, user-, and content-based control as existing
data center and remote office solutions from Palo Alto Networks. The PA-3000
Series is comprised of the PA-3020 and PA-3050 Next-Generation Firewalls, and
delivers full next-generation firewall capabilities at up to 4 Gbps of App-ID
throughput.

New High-Performance Management Appliance
On the management front, the new M-100 management appliance offers an easy to
deploy, high-performance, dedicated appliance for the Palo Alto Networks
Panorama management system, which offers global, centralized control over a
network ofPalo Alto NetworksNext-Generation Firewalls. The M-100 also
introduces distributed log collection capability for large-scale enterprise
deployments.

"So-called 'advanced attackers' are only as advanced as they need to be. If
you leave the front door open, they don't need to sneak in through the
ventilation ducts," said Mike Rothman, analyst and president, Securosis. "You
need to take a different and more creative view of defensive tactics, while
ensuring you execute flawlessly — because even the slightest opening provides
opportunity for attackers."

Availability
Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, PA-3000 Series, M-100, and WildFire subscription
are all available for order immediately. PAN-OS 5.0 is a free upgrade for
customers on maintenance. For more information on pricing for Palo Alto
Networks VM-Series, PA-3000 Series, M-100 and WildFire, contact your local
reseller or visit http://www.paloaltonetworks.com/.

About Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Solution
Palo Alto Networks has pioneered the next generation of network security with
its innovative platform that allows you to secure your network and safely
enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications
running on your networks. At the core of this platform is its Next-Generation
Firewall (NGFW), which delivers visibility and control over application,
users, and content within the firewall using a highly optimized hardware and
software architecture.

This platform offers you the ability to identify, control, and safely enable
applications while inspecting all content for all threats in real time. The
Palo Alto Networks NGFW platform can address a broad range of your network
security requirements, ranging from the data center to the network perimeter
to the far edges of the enterprise, which includes branch offices and mobile
devices. To find out more about the company's product portfolio, please visit
http://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/overview/.

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its innovative platform
allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their
networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number
of applications running on their networks. The core of the Palo Alto Networks
platform is its Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user,
and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its
proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks products
and services can address 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. Palo Alto Networks products are used by more than 9,000 customers in
over 100 countries. For more information, visit
http://www.paloaltonetworks.com.

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 and in jurisdictions throughout the world.
All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein
belong to their respective owners.

SOURCE Palo Alto Networks

Website: http://www.paloaltonetworks.com
Contact: Mike Haro, Director of Corporate Communications, Palo Alto Networks,
+1-408-438-8628, mharo@paloaltonetworks.com
 
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