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

State & Local Contracts

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)


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

Cybercrime is big business. By many estimates, cybercrime is now a US$1 trillion dollar industry. Every organization with digital assets is vulnerable to attack and the growing sophistication of cyber criminals and their evolving tactics only increases the chance of a security breach involving the t...

Commercial boards and senior government officials may be the only groups capable of kick-starting this new and absolutely necessary direction in the evolution of cybersecurity. The network defenders that you have hired to defend your electronic assets are locked into a set of best practices develope...

Palo Alto Networks® strategic partnership with Splunk® brings the power of our next generation enterprise security platform together with the Splunk next generation, big data security information and event management (SIEM) system. Featuring the tightly integrated Splunk App for Palo Alto Networks...

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

Attacks are increasing in number and evasiveness, requiring more detailed detection that can keep up with the rapid threat innovation of cybercriminals and provide the tools needed for quick protection and easy mitigation.

The AutoFocus threat intelligence service enables security teams to prioritize their response to unique, targeted attacks. Gain the intelligence, analytics and context needed to protect your organization. View the At-a-Glance for a high-level view into the AutoFocus service and key use cases.

Virtualization is helping organizations like yours utilize data center hardware infrastructure more effectively, leading to a reduction in costs and improvements in operational efficiencies.

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provides a combination of advanced capabilities to prevent undesired applications and malicious content from impacting government networks, along with Hardware Security Module (HSM) support for those governments that want to adopt an HSM for enhan...

The term network security has become synonymous with complex network architecture, as well as administrative nightmares and increased threat exposure. A multitude of security point deployments, diverse management consoles, and complex and outdated security policies spread across multiple rule bases ...

To serve their citizens, federal/national, state and local governments must gather, create or process sensitive information. As various high-profile breaches have demonstrated, this data is not sufficiently protected, particularly from the insiders whose actions are responsible for the majority of p...