The Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewall protects
and defends your network from commodity threats and advanced persistent
threats (APTs). The multi-pronged detection mechanisms of the firewall
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 antivirus,
anti-spyware, and vulnerability protection features along with URL
filtering and Application identification capabilities on the firewall.
Advanced threats are perpetuated by organized cyber adversaries
who 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 together with WildFire™ and Panorama™ provide a comprehensive
solution that intercepts and breaks the attack chain and provides
visibility to prevent security infringement on your network infrastructure—both
mobile and virtualized.