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Palo Alto Networks Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Palo Alto Networks Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant
                       for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:
PANW), the network security company, today announced it has been positioned by
Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for
Enterprise Network Firewalls.^i

Within the report, Gartner states, "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. This
market includes mature vendors and new entrants."

"We believe Gartner's report articulates the reasons why enterprises – en
masse – are migrating to next-generation firewalls," said Rene Bonvanie, chief
marketing officer at Palo Alto Networks. "Our customers continue to advocate
to their peers, stakeholders and the broader analyst community that Palo Alto
Networks is the definitive leader in this transformed network security
market."

The report also reflects on the install and purchasing rates of
next-generation firewalls by stating that, "Less than 10% of Internet
connections today are secured using next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). By
year-end 2014, this will rise to 35% of the installed base, with 60% of new
purchases being NGFWs."

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About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its innovative platform
enables 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 areused by more than 10,000
customers in over 100 countries. For more information,
visitwww.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. All other trademarks, trade names or
service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

^i Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls" by Greg Young [7
February 2013].

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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