Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls


    Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls NGFWs are engineered to provide unparalleled security, visibility, and control over network traffic, effectively safeguarding organizations against a wide array of cyber threats.


    Palo Alto NGFWs incorporate comprehensive features such as application awareness, full-stack visibility, integrated intrusion prevention systems (IPS), advanced threat protection, and cloud-delivered security services. By leveraging these features, Palo Alto NGFWs deliver proactive threat prevention, ensuring robust security for networks of all sizes.

    The Evolution from Firewalls to Next-Generation Firewalls

    The primary difference between traditional firewalls and Next-Generation Firewalls lies in their capability and sophistication. Traditional firewalls, often referred to as stateful firewalls, primarily focus on monitoring and controlling the flow of traffic between devices based on IP addresses and ports. While effective for basic security needs, they lack the ability to inspect or understand the content of the traffic they manage.

    In contrast, NGFWs introduce a deeper level of inspection and control. They analyze traffic based on applications, users, and content, enabling organizations to implement security policies that are both precise and comprehensive. This level of granularity ensures that only legitimate, safe traffic is allowed, while potentially dangerous content is identified and blocked.

    Distinguishing Palo Alto from Traditional Firewalls

    Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls differ from traditional firewalls in several key aspects:

    • Application Awareness and Control**: Palo Alto NGFWs can identify and control applications on any port, ensuring security policies are enforced regardless of evasion tactics used by malicious software
    • User Identification: Unlike traditional firewalls that control access based on IP addresses, Palo Alto NGFWs integrate with enterprise directory services to apply security policies based on user identity, enhancing the specificity and effectiveness of access controls.
    • Threat Prevention: With built-in intrusion prevention systems and the ability to decrypt and inspect SSL and SSH traffic, Palo Alto NGFWs offer superior protection against a variety of threats, including viruses, worms, and advanced persistent threats (APTs).
    • Cloud Integration: Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls seamlessly integrate with cloud environments, providing consistent security policies and protection across all physical and virtual networks.

    Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls – Harnessing ML for Next-Gen Firewalls

    Palo Alto Networks is at the forefront of the shift into utilizing ML in NGFWs to deliver significant improvements in threat prevention and network management:

    • Proactive Threat Prevention: The ML-powered NGFWs can instantly block up to 95% of new, never-before-seen file and JavaScript threats directly inline, preventing initial infections and their potential spread across the network.
    • Enhanced User Experience: The system stops weaponized files and malicious scripts effectively without compromising the user experience, ensuring seamless and secure network operations.
    • Expanded Visibility and Security: These NGFWs extend security coverage to all network devices, including unmanaged IoT devices, without the need for additional sensors. This comprehensive visibility allows for better protection and control.
    • Automated Policy Recommendations: By leveraging ML, the NGFWs automate policy recommendations, saving time, minimizing human error, and effectively combating advanced attack techniques. This automation results in a 99.5% reduction in systems infected, showcasing the efficiency and effectiveness of ML in enhancing network security.

    Palo Alto Networks’ ML-powered NGFWs represent a significant advancement in cybersecurity, offering enterprises a robust, intelligent solution capable of addressing tomorrow’s security challenges today.

    The Innocom Advantage

    When you choose Innocom as your provider for Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls, you’re not just getting a product; you’re gaining a partner with over 10 years of expertise in the cybersecurity domain. As an Authorized Partner and Training Partner of Palo Alto Networks, Innocom offers unparalleled insight and support to ensure your network is protected by the most advanced security measures available today. Our dedicated team of certified professionals is committed to empowering your organization with tailored solutions that meet your specific needs, ensuring that your network remains secure, compliant, and efficient.

    Leverage the Innocom advantage to harness the full potential of Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls and elevate your cybersecurity posture to new heights.

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