The rapid evolution of IT has changed the face of the network perimeter. Data is everywhere, and users are accessing it from everywhere, from all kinds of devices. At the same time, IT teams are adopting cloud, analytics and automation to accelerate delivery of new applications and drive business growth. These fundamental shifts are creating a threat landscape that exposes weaknesses in legacy security technologies, such as port-based network security, or disparate tools and technologies that are not natively integrated. These security tools weren’t designed for automation and require analysts to manually stitch together insights from many disconnected sources before acting. We need a different approach: one that starts with Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall as the cornerstone of an integrated platform. Palo Alto’s NGFW offers a prevention-focused architecture that is easy to deploy and operate, uses automation to reduce manual effort so your security teams can focus on what matters, and helps you easily adopt new innovations.
Palo Alto next-generation firewalls inspect all traffic, including all applications, threats and content, and tie that traffic to the user, regardless of location or device type. The user, application and content – the elements that run your business – become integral components of your enterprise security policy. As a result, you can align security with your business policies as well as write rules that are easy to understand and maintain.