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|Palo Alto Networks Delivers Unique Private Cloud Deployment Option for APT Detection, Analysis and Prevention|
|Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 02:56:42 PM|
Represents Key Component of Scalable and Highly Effective Closed Loop Solution for Critical Cyber Security Function.
Santa Clara, CA -- June 03, 2013 -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the network security company™, today announced availability of the Palo Alto Networks WF-500 appliance, the first platform designed to deliver a private cloud solution for timely and thorough detection, analysis and prevention of advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Designed to meet the needs of customers with restrictions that preclude them from accessing a public cloud option, the Palo Alto Networks WF-500 appliance delivers the comprehensive sandbox detection and analysis capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks public cloud based WildFire subscription offering on a customer-owned platform. When deployed with an inline Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall, the WF-500 also offers full prevention capabilities.
Only Palo Alto Networks offers this kind of “closed loop” prevention solution that includes private or public cloud deployment options, thorough detection and analysis of all network traffic, and the ability to automatically block malware and APTs with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall.
Wildfire offers Superior Detection, Analysis and Prevention
Now used by more than 1,700 customers globally, the WildFire service aggregates suspicious files flagged by Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls deployed at customer sites around the world. The files are uploaded for analysis by Palo Alto Networks systems and experts. If a file is determined to be malware or an APT, a signature is generated and automatically sent to subscribing Palo Alto Networks WildFire customers’ next-generation firewalls to provide protection from:
The WF-500 appliance offers these same advantages on a secure device inside the customer’s network. Customers are then free to detect, analyze, and eradicate suspected threats in a private cloud under their control. If they choose to, they are also free to share confirmed findings with or receive updated malware signatures from the WildFire cloud service.
The Palo Alto Networks WF-500 appliance is available now.