Skybox Security Announces Enhanced Support for Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls

  Skybox Security Announces Enhanced Support for Palo Alto Networks
  Next-Generation Firewalls

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- November 13, 2012

Skybox® Security, the leading vendor of proactive security risk management
solutions, is the first provider to link firewall management, vulnerability
management and threat mitigation capabilities into a single solution to
optimize the protection provided by next-generation firewalls. Skybox now
includes signature configuration analysis and reporting for the Intrusion
Prevention Signatures (IPS) threat mitigation features in next-generation
firewalls, helping security teams take full advantage of the built-in IPS
capabilities of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls to block known

Additionally, Skybox provides comprehensive analysis for next-generation
firewall access and rule compliance at the user and application level, and
complete network modeling and access path analysis to troubleshoot application
connectivity issues in seconds.

When transitioning to next-generation firewalls, enterprises should take steps
to take full advantage of its capabilities. If the policies are not optimized
for the next-generation firewall, an organization might experience operational
challenges that can slow down deployments, complicate existing firewall
operations, and delay use of the commonly needed next-generation firewall

“Skybox now provides reporting on the IPS configuration, highlighting which
vulnerabilities could and should be addressed by selectively turning on IPS
signatures, bridging the security gap and enabling organizations to reap
greater benefits from next-generation firewall deployments,” said Gidi Cohen,
CEO, Skybox Security.

In addition, the Skybox View Enterprise Suite collects information from Palo
Alto Networks next-generation firewalls on the application and user level, and
applies risk analytics, change control workflow, and automated firewall
auditing and compliance reporting for optimal firewall management. Skybox
Security enables organizations to optimize the legacy rule set before
migration, ensuring next-generation firewall performance while reducing the
complexity of daily policy management and increasing administrator
productivity to ensure the accuracy of changes.

"Enterprises can minimize enterprise risk by taking full advantage of Palo
Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall IPS capabilities to better secure their
network,” said Chad Kinzelberg, Vice President of Business and Corporate
Development, Palo Alto Networks. “Skybox Security provides a simple report to
help customers correlate known vulnerabilities against IPS signatures,
allowing them to tune the IPS to deliver optimal protection for their

Skybox Security enhanced support for Palo Alto Networks includes:

  *Complete support for next-generation firewall access and rule compliance
    at the user and application level
  *Full on-demand, customizable policy audits (PCI-DSS, NIST) for
    next-generation firewalls
  *Complete change tracking of rules with applications and users
  *Expanded shadowed and redundant rule analysis with applications and users
  *Comprehensive network modeling and access path analysis to troubleshoot
    application connectivity issues in seconds
  *Signature configuration analysis and reporting for embedded IPS in Palo
    Alto Networks next-generation firewall.

Skybox Security provides proactive security risk management (SRM) solutions
that automate the steps necessary to find, prioritize and mitigate
wide-ranging threats to network infrastructure. The Skybox View Enterprise
Suite consists of three main products on a common platform:

  *Skybox Firewall Assurance (Firewall Assessment, PCI Compliance, Change
    Management, Firewall Ruleset Optimization)
  *Skybox Network Assurance (Network Modeling, Access Compliance,
    Connectivity Troubleshooting)
  *Skybox Risk Control (Vulnerability Detection, Attack Modeling, Risk
    Assessment, Vulnerability Management, Patch Optimization)

For more information on Skybox View Enterprise Suite, please visit:

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 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,

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.

About Skybox Security, Inc.

Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in proactive security risk management
solutions, providing automated, non-intrusive tools that detect, prioritize,
and drive remediation of critical risks such as exposed vulnerabilities and
firewall configuration errors. Skybox solutions prevent potential cyber
attacks and data breaches by providing IT decision makers with continuous
network visibility and sophisticated security analytics. Organizations in
Financial Services, Government, Energy, Defense, Retail, and
Telecommunications rely on Skybox Security solutions daily to reduce risk
exposure, implement secure change management processes, and achieve continuous
compliance. For more information visit

NOTE: Skybox® Security is a registered trademark of Skybox Security Inc. All
other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of
their respective owners.Product specifications subject to change at any time
without prior notice. © 2012 Skybox Security, Inc. All rights reserved.


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