Gartner, Inc. has released its latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls and for the third time, we are positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant. Here are some noteworthy enterprise firewall market data points from Gartner that I want to highlight: …Continue reading
Thanks to the technologies we are acquiring with Cyvera and already acquired with Morta Security, the Palo Alto Networks platform will become the first commercial system to provide network defenders the ability to set policy for detection and blocking all the way down the Kill Chain, including the host, and laterally across the network using one simple interface.
What’s more, we’re doing this at a fraction of the cost to deploy equivalent point products from a conga line of security vendors that is the norm for today’s cyber security solutions.
Let me share some details of what this means to you.
When I started working on data center security at Palo Alto Networks years ago, one of the more common questions from customers was how next-generation firewall (NGFW) technologies were applicable in the data center. At the time, most of our deployments were Internet gateway deployments, protecting user access to Internet applications. Years later, with roughly one third of our business coming from data center use cases, and the timely announcement of a 120Gbps next-generation firewall ideal for data center deployments, it is interesting that there are still those in the industry that question whether next-generation firewalls really belong in the data center.
There is a lot of confusion and FUD on this topic, and in many cases, we’re not even talking about the same problem. So, let’s answer this definitively once and for all. Do next-generation firewalls belong in the data center?
Let’s break it down.