Palo Alto Networks is the network security company. Security visionary Nir Zuk founded the company in 2005 with a mission to re-invent enterprise network security, starting with the firewall. Network security in most enterprises is fragmented and broken, exposing them to unwanted business risks and ever-rising costs. We believe that the firewall needs to become the most strategically important network security device in the enterprise. Our management team and board of directors consist of key figures in the most important networking and security companies and related technologies, including the invention of stateful inspection, hardware-based security, and intrusion prevention. Our engineering team brings a track record of delivering quality networking and security solutions for Check Point, Cisco, NetScreen, McAfee, Juniper Networks, and others.
We began shipping our family of next-generation firewalls in 2007 and to date have installed our solutions in more than 1,250 enterprise IT organizations worldwide, including many Fortune 500 companies. Gartner positions us as a visionary in their most recent Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls. We maintain sales offices across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Japan, and deliver our firewalls through a worldwide network of distributors and resellers.
At Palo Alto Networks, our mission is to fundamentally address the role of the firewall in the grander scheme of network security infrastructure and software deployments.
To that end, we offer real innovation in the firewall, enabling unprecedented visibility and control of all applications and content—by user, not just IP address—at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, our next-generation firewalls accurately identify more than 1,000 applications—regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption—and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. As a result, the firewall is once again able to function as a strategic point of network control. This enables enterprises to embrace Enterprise 2.0, while maintaining complete visibility and control and significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation.