With recent changes in application behavior and usage patterns, the protection that the traditional firewall once provided, has steadily eroded. Often times, users are accessing various applications from a multitude of locations to get their job done. Because many of these applications use non-standard ports, hop ports, or encryption to simplify and streamline user access and to bypass the firewall, cybercriminals are taking full advantage of this unsecure application usage to spread a new class of highly targeted modern malware. The result is that the traditional firewall, with its reliance on port and protocol, can no longer identify and control the applications and threats traversing the network.
Enabling unprecedented application visibility and granular policy control, an increasing number of security-focused clients are turning to Palo Alto Networks for their Next-Generation Firewall technology. Palo Alto Networks, known as the innovative visionaries behind the technology, has pioneered a new method of security protection that allows effortless management of network security across the entire organization with an application-centric approach to traffic classification.
Palo Alto Networks was recently positioned as the leader for Enterprise Network Firewalls in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Gartner estimates that currently 10% of business enterprises have Next-Generation Firewall technology in place, and by 2016 it is estimated to be 38%. As Palo Alto Networks paves the way for firewall technology, they continue to create a future for enterprise security with a sustainable edge.