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Palo Alto Networks gains Gartner recognition for Enterprise Network Firewalls

23 Apr 2014

Palo Alto Networks has been positioned by Gartner in the “leaders” quadrant, the third year that security firm has been recognised as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Firewalls.

According to the report, “through 2018, more than 75% of enterprises will continue to seek network security from a different vendor than their network infrastructure vendor.”

The report also states, “products must be able to support single-enterprise firewall deployments and large and/or complex deployments, including branch offices, multi-tiered demilitarised zones (DMZs) and, increasingly, the option to include virtual versions.”

Nine years ago, Palo Alto Networks introduced the next-generation firewall.

According to René Bonvanie, chief marketing officer at Palo Alto Networks, this breakthrough architecture brought "unparalleled control" through the safe enablement of applications, and "exceptional levels" of protection by blocking all known threats operating across a multitude of different vectors.

"We’re thrilled to once again be named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise firewalls report," Bonvanie says.

"We believe this echoes the momentum we’ve been experiencing as enterprise organisations see the value of a truly next-generation security platform – one that safely enables all applications and proactively prevents cyber threats for all users on any device across any network.”

Two years ago, Bonvanie says the company "changed the industry" with the introduction of WildFire and a next-generation threat cloud that focuses on detecting and defending against the most advanced, unknown threats.

"Most recently, through our acquisition of Cyvera, we added unique endpoint protection to the platform," Bonvanie adds.

"The combination of our next-generation endpoint technology, our next-generation firewall and our next-generation threat cloud represents the most innovative, integrated, and automated enterprise security platform in the market.

"With over 16,000 customers, our momentum is a testament to our innovative approach that protects organisations based on what matters most in today’s dynamic computing environments: applications, users and content – not just ports and protocols – and protecting them from the most advanced cyber threats."