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|Palo Alto Networks Targets Data Center and Remote Workforce Opportunities with New Hardware and Software|
|Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:34:06 PM|
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Mar. 2, 2011 – Palo Alto Networks, the network security company, today announced the immediate availability of GlobalProtect™, the new PA-5000™ Series, and its fourth major release of PAN-OS™. For the first time, this new hardware and software extends the unique enterprise capabilities of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to meet network security demands in three distinctive ways:
Extending Next-Generation Firewall Market Leadership
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls provide policy-based visibility and control over applications, users and content to more than 3,500 enterprises worldwide. Only Palo Alto Networks customers can accurately identify and safely enable the use of applications while scanning their content for threats and potential data leakage. This includes Palo Alto Networks' unique ability to inspect SSL-encrypted traffic – from sites such as Gmail and most recently, Facebook – and to control circumventors like TOR or UltraSurf to run freely on corporate networks.
With today's announcement, Palo Alto Networks is extending this leadership position on three fronts:
"For the first time in our industry's twenty-year history, enterprises en masse are sending their traditional network security devices to pasture," said Rene Bonvanie, vice president of marketing at Palo Alto Networks. "We acknowledge our role in this market inflection and remain committed to consistently delivering innovative solutions that address the new challenges enterprise IT organizations face today."
The Logical Perimeter
With the release of GlobalProtect, Palo Alto Networks aims to re-invigorate the discussion on how the industry can feasibly separate policy from physical restrictions. Palo Alto Networks is proposing the concept of the logical perimeter, which it believes provides the necessary framework for integrating a standardized and consistent approach to security into every network connection regardless of location. Rules and policies remain consistent and the best intelligence and protections are universally applied.
"Enterprises want to embrace an architecture that provides consistent protection and enforcement to their remote workforce, making network security a fundamental part of every connection by design, as opposed to something that is tacked on at the end," added Bonvanie.