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Palo Alto Networks Again Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Companies mentioned in this article: Palo Alto Networks

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the "leaders" quadrant of the April 15, 2014 "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls." This is the third year that Palo Alto Networks has been recognized as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Firewalls.

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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 demilitarized zones (DMZs) and, increasingly, the option to include virtual versions."

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    --  "We're thrilled to once again be named a leader in Gartner's Magic
        Quadrant for enterprise firewalls report.  We believe this echoes the
        momentum we've been experiencing as enterprise organizations 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."-   Rene Bonvanie, chief
        marketing officer at Palo Alto Networks

LEADING THE WAY IN NEXT-GENERATION ENTERPRISE SECURITY
Nine years ago, Palo Alto Networks changed the network security industry with the introduction of the next-generation firewall. 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.

Two years ago, we again 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. 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 organizations 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.

To learn more about the Palo Alto Networks approach, visit: www.paloaltonetworks.com.

To access the report, visit: http://go.paloaltonetworks.com/gartner2014pr.

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Unlike fragmented legacy products, our security platform safely enables business operations and delivers protection based on what matters most in today's dynamic computing environments: applications, users, and content. Find out more at www.paloaltonetworks.com.

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