The Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall protects
and defends your network from commodity threats and advanced persistent
threats (APTs). The firewall’s multi-pronged detection mechanisms
include a signature-based (IPS/Command and Control/Antivirus) approach,
heuristics-based (bot detection) approach, sandbox-based (WildFire)
approach, and Layer 7 protocol analysis-based (App-ID) approach.
Commodity threats are exploits that are less sophisticated and
more easily detected and prevented using a combination of the antivirus,
anti-spyware, vulnerability protection and the URL filtering/Application
identification capabilities on the firewall.
Advanced threats are perpetuated by organized cyber criminals
or malicious groups that use sophisticated attack vectors to target
your network, most commonly for intellectual property theft and
financial data theft. These threats are more evasive and require
intelligent monitoring mechanisms for detailed host and network
forensics on malware. The Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall
in conjunction with WildFire and Panorama provides
a comprehensive solution that intercepts and break the attack chain
and provides visibility to prevent security infringement on your
network—including mobile and virtualized—infrastructure.