Overview

Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. Our innovative security platform with game-changing technology natively brings network, cloud and endpoint security into a common architecture. By doing this we safely enable applications, users and content and deliver visibility, automation and control, as well as the ability to detect and prevent breaches at every stage of the attack lifecycle, so businesses and government agencies can securely and efficiently move their organizations forward. Find out more at www.paloaltonetworks.com.

Products

  • AutoFocus

    Palo Alto Networks® AutoFocus™ threat intelligence service reimagines how security teams protect their organizations from unique, targeted attacks. The hosted security service provides the intelligence, analytics and context required to understand which attacks require immediate response, as well as the ability to make indicators actionable and prevent future attacks. AutoFocus further provides the ability to:

    • Prioritize alerts for advanced attacks that require immediate attention.
    • Understand context around attacks, adversaries and campaigns, including targeted industries.
    • Respond proactively to threats and prevent future attacks.
  • WildFire

    The WildFire™ cloud-based malware-analysis subscription actively analyzes unknown files and links, including malware, websites, and command and control traffic, and delivers automatically created protections and intelligence back to subscribed customers all over the world for proactive, global prevention.

    WildFire protections are created to account for innovative tactics, such as polymorphism, commonly used in advanced attacks. WildFire is also natively integrated with our newest technologies, Traps™, AutoFocus™, and Aperture, keeping security across your organization both coordinated and up to date.

  • GlobalProtect

    GlobalProtect™ mobile security extends the protection of your firewall to endpoints both inside and outside your corporate network, delivering consistent security to users in all locations.

    Mobile devices can use GlobalProtect apps for iOS and Android to connect to the corporate firewall, and you can apply the state of the endpoint device as part of the context for security policy, using the Host Information Profile (HIP). GlobalProtect subscriptions can also be deployed internally to protect local and wireless network users.

  • Aperture

    Aperture extends the visibility and granular control of our security platform into SaaS applications themselves – an area traditionally invisible to IT. Aperture solves this problem by looking into SaaS applications directly, providing full visibility into the day-to-day activities of users and data. Granular controls ensure policy is maintained to eliminate data exposure and threat risks.

  • Traps

    Palo Alto Networks Traps replaces traditional antivirus with multi-method prevention, a proprietary combination of purpose-built malware and exploit prevention methods that protect users and endpoints from known and unknown threats. Traps prevents security breaches, in contrast to breach detection and incident response after critical assets have already been compromised.

    Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection:

    • Prevents cyber breaches by preemptively blocking known and unknown malware, exploits and zero-day threats.
    • Protects and enables users to conduct their daily activities and use web-based technologies without concerns for known or unknown cyberthreats.
    • Automates prevention by autonomously reprogramming itself using threat intelligence gained from WildFire.

Educate

Recent Internal Webcasts

The Advantages of User ID/Awareness in Public Sector Network Security

Neil Mantle - Systems Engineer - Palo Alto Networks
October 17, 2016 | 31 mins

The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform prevents security incidents while fully enabling user productivity by granting access contextually to those who need it, and denying it to all others. This, coupled with denying all applications that are not needed by the organization, immediately reduces a government organization’s threat posture.

Watch this webinar to learn more.

Defeating Advanced Threats Across Your Network and Applications with Splunk

Jennifer Zientek, Federal Systems Engineer, Palo Alto Networks & David Page, Sr. Sales Engineer, Splunk
October 11, 2016 | 44 mins

Palo Alto Networks + Splunk - Defeat Advanced Threats While Maximizing Visibility, Control and Security of the Network and Applications in the Public Sector.

As cyber attacks become more sophisticated, it becomes increasingly hard for legacy systems to detect threats early enough to prevent loss or damage to sensitive data. With valuable data at risk, organizations need a security platform that correlates data and automatically implements protections. Learn how by combining next-generation solutions, Palo Alto Networks and Splunk can provide the visibility and insight necessary to prevent attacks and keep your organization from becoming the next victim.

Click here to view the webinar.

Today's Government Networks: Detect and Prevent Hidden Attacks and Data Leakage

Pamela Warren - Director of Government & Industry Initiatives & Mark Harman - Federal SE for Palo Alto Networks
June 15, 2016 | 32 mins

A comprehensive security strategy for Federal and other government agencies requires in-depth analysis of encrypted traffic to detect and prevent hidden attacks and data leakage. SSL has become a favorite tool that attackers use to distribute malware to evade detection by security devices, such as a firewall, IPS or web gateway. Increasing numbers of attackers, including state-sponsored actors, are using this technology to hide malware and escalate the likelihood of successful attacks.

Watch this informative webcast to review your options to ensure a more comprehensive view of this potentially malicious traffic.

Contracts

GSA Schedule Contracts

GSA Schedule 70

GSA Schedule 70 GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y Term: December 20, 2011- December 19, 2021


SEWP Contracts

SEWP V

Contract Number: Group A Small: NNG15SC03B Group D Other Than Small: NNG15SC27B Term: May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2020


State & Local Contracts

City of Seattle Contract

Contract #0000003265 Term: December 19, 2021

CMAS

Contract # CMAS 3-12-70-2247E Term: through March 31, 2022

Maryland Master Contract (COTS)

Project No.: 060B249002, Term: September 30, 2027

NASPO ValuePoint

Term: through September 15, 2026

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA - TCPN)

Term: through May 31, 2018 (with 2 option renewal years)

Ohio State Contract- 534354

Contract # 534354 Term: December 19, 2021

Pennsylvania COSTARS-3 IT Hardware Contract

Contract: COSTARS-003-451 Contract Period: Through July 18, 2018

VASCUPP

Contract Number: UVA1482501 Contract Term: May 2, 2014– December 19, 2021

VITA Contract

Term: through March 31, 2018


Events

News

Latest News

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has been recognized by Palo Alto Networks® as a federal sector distributor.
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Resources

We believe the prevention of successful cyberattacks is not only possible but necessary to secure our digital way of life. By adopting a prevention-first architecture with Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform, you can safely enable your organization’s critical operations.

Great thinkers like Aristotle, Descartes and Elon Musk have said that, in order to solve really hard problems, you have to get back to first principles. First principles in a designated problem space are so fundamental as to be self-evident; so true that no expert in the field can argue against them...

Lee Klarich (EVP Product Management, Palo Alto Networks) discusses prevention platform innovations at Ignite Conference 2016.

Next-Generation Security for the Public Cloud - An insatiable appetite for compute and storage resources, combined with cloud-first development initiatives to support your business, is driving a data center transformation that seamlessly integrates the public cloud with your existing data center as ...

Organizations are still being breached at alarming rates. Attackers continue to evolve their tactics, and security products must keep pace to effectively protect the enterprise. Palo Alto Networks® has built an entirely new way to detect advanced threats and automatically stop them in their tracks.

Targeted attacks — including advanced persistent threats (APTs) — and the new generation of malware they employ are among the greatest security challenges facing today’s enterprises. Traditional security technologies are unable to reliably identify such threats in the first place, leading to h...

Traditional antivirus (AV) is not the solution to preventing security breaches on the endpoint – it is the problem. AV is no longer effective at stopping today’s cyberthreats. Although AV satisfies many regulatory, governance and compliance requirements, it saddles organizations with hidden cost...

Fundamental shifts in application usage, user behavior, and complex, convoluted network infrastructure create a threat landscape that exposes weaknesses in traditional port-based network security. Your users want access to an increasing number of applications, operating across a wide range of device...

VMware® and Palo Alto Networks® have partnered on a solution that leverages NSX® to enable the VM-Series to be transparently inserted into SDDC environments, allowing you to protect your applications and data with the Next-Generation Firewall and advanced threat prevention.

As we know, governments globally are among the most highly targeted networks. From political campaigns to government personnel to intelligence and troop planning, government data is of great interest to nation-states and others for a variety of reasons. Accessing sensitive government data means acce...