Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content. Palo Alto Networks™ firewalls accurately identify and control applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage.
Palo Alto Networks (PAN) next generation firewall is a new approach to professional, the application is based on control rather than the conventional control port.
What has been established in recent years as a technical response to threats, was the "stacking" of four different systems: packet filtering, VPN gateway, Application level gateway / content filtering and IDS / IPS. The result: high complexity, four completely different GUIs, no cross-device event correlation, undesirably high latency, resource-intensive surgical operation. With Palo Alto Networks was the idea of perimeter protection designed from scratch, because it involves.
Based on the security operating system PAN-OS the Palo Alto Networks appliances combine application control App-ID, the integration of user identity (User ID), content filtering (Content ID), networking, VPN and management features.