Network Security

Welcome to the Network Security landing page. Learn about all the network security features available across our products.

New! PAN-OS 11.1 Cosmos

The latest upgrade of our industry-leading PAN-OS® software introduces quantum security protections for VPN and enhanced logging visibility, provides additional phishing and patient zero protections, and simplifies device management. Cosmos leverages our cloud-based ML detection engines for artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning techniques to extend and improve your security posture.

Get Started with PAN-OS 11.1 Cosmos

Network Security Documentation

Next-Gen Firewall

Firewalls & Appliances

Cloud-Delivered Security Services

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Best Practices

At Palo Alto Networks, it’s our mission to develop products and services that help you, our customer, detect and prevent successful cyberattacks. We’ve developed our best practice documentation to help you do just that. Whether you’re looking for the best way to secure administrative access to your next-gen firewalls and Panorama, create best practice security policy to safely enable application access at the internet gateway and the data center, or learn the best way roll out a decryption policy to prevent threats from sneaking into your network, you will find the guidance you need here in our best practice documentation. And, our best practice library keeps growing and evolving to keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape, so be sure to check back often!

Cloud Identity Engine

Cloud Identity Engine enables authentication and authorization of users with on-premise, multi-cloud, and hybrid identity providers at scale. Authenticate and authorize for your users, regardless of location and where user identity stores live, and effortlessly allow access to applications and data across platforms to support your move toward a Zero Trust security posture. Configure and start using multiple identity providers for a large enterprise quickly.

Cortex Data Lake

The Palo Alto Networks Cortex Data Lake stores the context-rich enhanced network logs generated by our security products, including our next-generation firewalls, Prisma Access, and Cortex XDR. With Cortex Data Lake, you can collect ever-expanding volumes of data without needing to plan for local compute and storage, and it's ready to scale from the start. And most Cortex apps use the Cortex Data Lake to access, analyze, and report on your network data.

Palo Alto Networks Compatibility Matrix

Use the tables throughout this Palo Alto Networks Compatibility Matrix to determine support for Palo Alto Networks products.