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Palo Alto Networks Upholds Leadership Position in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced that it has again been recognized in the "Leaders" quadrant of the July 10, 2017 "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls" by Gartner Inc.

According to the report, "The Leaders quadrant contains vendors that build products that fulfill enterprise requirements. These requirements include a wide range of models, support for virtualization and virtual LANs, and a management and reporting capability that is designed for complex and high-volume environments, such as multitier administration and rule/policy minimization. A solid NGFW capability is an important element, as enterprises continue to move away from having dedicated IPS appliances at their perimeter and remote locations. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new features that protect customers from emerging threats, provide expert capability rather than treat the firewall as a commodity and have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include handling the highest throughput with minimal performance loss, offering options for hardware acceleration and offering form factors that protect enterprises as they move to new infrastructure form factors."

This marks the sixth consecutive time that Palo Alto Networks has been named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Firewalls1, which evaluates vendors' ability to execute and completeness of vision.

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  • "We're honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.  Our mission to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks is enabled by our Next-Generation Security Platform, of which our firewall is a cornerstone. We believe this recognition for the sixth consecutive time validates that the advancements made to our next-generation firewall, including security consistency for public and private clouds, are addressing today's toughest cybersecurity challenges."
    - René Bonvanie, CMO, Palo Alto Networks

Over 39,000 customers in over 150 countries have chosen Palo Alto Networks because of our deep expertise, unwavering commitment to innovation and breach prevention-oriented next-generation platform.

To learn more about the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, visit: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/designing-for-prevention/security-platform

To learn more about the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, visit: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/platforms/firewalls.html

To read the complete report, visit: http://go.paloaltonetworks.com/gartner  

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyberthreat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization's most valuable assets. Find out more at www.paloaltonetworks.com.

Palo Alto Networks and the Palo Alto Networks logo are trademarks of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

  1. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, July 10, 2017

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

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