palo alto networks inc (PANW) Key Developments
Palo Alto Networks Announces the Availability of PA-7080
Aug 18 15
Palo Alto Networks announced the availability of the PA-7080. The new PA-7080 next-generation firewall provides the power, intelligent scalability, and management simplicity that is ideally suited for implementing the platform in large enterprise and service provider environments to secure their assets and services. The PA-7080: Prevention at Scale: The PA-7080 delivers the computing power and software architecture required to prevent today's cyberattacks across all applications in even the largest networks and datacenters. Based on a proven architecture that blends ultra-efficient software with nearly 700 function-specific processors for networking, security, content inspection, and management, the PA-7080 can deliver up to 200Gbps throughput and 100Gbps with all security capabilities enabled. Because of the combination of power, intelligence, and simplicity, the PA-7080 is ideally and equally suited to deliver prevention at scale for: Internal data centers, where service providers and enterprises secure their business infrastructure; Service delivery infrastructure, where speed and scale are of utmost importance and threat prevention at scale is critical; and Internet gateways, where safe enablement of all applications and protection from known and unknown threats are critical. The PA-7080 is designed for non-disruptive integration into large networks and minimal ongoing operational expense. It supports virtual wire, L2 and L3 networking, high availability modes combined with simplified management, simplified licensing, and intelligent traffic management. The PA-7080 is NEBS compliant, has front-to-back cooling, and AC/DC power supply options as standard features. The PA-7080 is joined by the PA-7050 to comprise the PA-7000 Series, which redefines high-performance network security and offers the perfect blend of power, intelligence, and simplicity that service providers and enterprises need to achieve prevention at scale. As performance and capacity are needed, the PA-7000 Series devices will intelligently scale by automatically allocating new computing resources as they are made available when new processing cards are added. To simplify system administration and costs, the devices are managed and licensed as single unified systems.
Palo Alto Networks and Tanium Forge Strategic Alliance
Aug 5 15
Palo Alto Networks and Tanium announced the formation of a strategic alliance which will transform the effectiveness, accuracy, and speed by which large, distributed organizations prevent, detect, and respond to today's cyberthreats. Given the speed and sophistication of modern cyberattacks, integrated and automated prevention technologies are of the utmost essence. Tanium, which is in use at over half of the Fortune 100 providing 15-second visibility and control over millions of endpoints, and Palo Alto Networks have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide an integrated offering that automates and accelerates the otherwise manual and time-consuming process of threat detection and incident response with unmatched effectiveness, accuracy, and speed. Palo Alto Networks is changing the economics of cyberattacks by delivering a natively integrated platform that brings breach prevention capabilities across distributed networks, including mobile devices and cloud-based services. Initial efforts of the alliance will be focused on the integration of Tanium with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, its cloud-based threat prevention service that automatically detects unknown, malicious activity and quickly prevents threats before an enterprise is compromised. WildFire is an integral part of the Palo Alto Networks security platform that also includes the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, Threat Intelligence Cloud, and Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection. Through the integration, Tanium will receive malicious indicators identified by WildFire and automatically interrogate every geographically distributed endpoint across an organization, validate the existence of an active cyberattack, identify all of the compromised systems and take remediation action as needed, all within seconds. Additionally, as Tanium identifies new threat indicators at the endpoint, it will share that information with Palo Alto Networks, creating a closed-loop system whereby network and endpoint protections are continually enhanced and delivered across an organization using the integrated offering.
Palo Alto Networks Hires Sean Duca as Vice President & Regional Chief Security Officer for Asia Pacific
Jun 17 15
Sean Duca has been named as new Vice President & Regional Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Asia Pacific by Palo Alto Networks. In his new role, Duca would held the responsibility for the development of threat intelligence, security best practices and thought leadership for Palo Alto Networks in the region, comprising strengthening security initiatives and maintaining good channels of communications and support for the Palo Alto Networks customers across Asia Pacific.
Palo Alto Networks Expands Breach Prevention Capabilities and Boosts Operational Efficiency for Security Teams
Jun 9 15
Palo Alto Networks announced enhancements to its security platform designed to safely enable applications and prevent cyber breaches. The advancements announced today, which are included in the PAN-OS 7.0 release, expand the prevention capabilities of the platform through enhanced analysis, automation and operational efficiencies " all designed to help customers block threats from compromising their networks, endpoints and cloud-enabled data centers. As the threat landscape grows increasingly complex, many IT security teams struggle to keep pace with advanced threats because they're overwhelmed by the volume of alerts generated by legacy, point security and threat detection products. There is little analysis or automation that helps quickly identify and automatically prevent threats at the earliest stages of the attack lifecycle. The Palo Alto Networks security platform and the new features introduced help security professionals overcome the inertia caused by the overwhelming volume of alerts and manual processes associated with operating many discrete security products, and, instead, expand breach prevention capabilities and boost operational efficiency. Key new advancements include: A new Automated Correlation Engine that identifies and prevents compromised hosts in an organization's network by correlating patterns to pinpoint malicious activity. WildFire threat intelligence enhancements that enable automated analysis of files against multiple versions of applications to identify malware specifically targeting legacy versions; the enhancements also classify malware by threat level, so teams can better prioritize their threat response for quick preventative action when needed. A new high-capacityNetwork Processing Card for the PA-7050 that provides prevention at scale for data center environments with higher 10G port density and new 40G ports. Advanced policy management capabilities within Panorama that make it even easier to create security policies and device configurations that can be easily and appropriately applied to many next-generation firewall instances, physical or virtual, reducing the chances for human error and gaps in the policy or configuration.
Palo Alto Networks Seeks Acquisitions
Jun 3 15
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is looking for acquisition opportunities. Kelsey Turcotte, Vice President of IR said, "So when we see an opportunity to make an early-stage acquisition that we can integrate, that makes the platform more effective and also improves that particular product, we think it's a great opportunity."