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Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
About us
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is a network security company based in Santa Clara, California. The company's core products are firewalls designed to provide visibility and granular control of network activity based on application, user, and content identification. Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cyber-security by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Unlike fragmented legacy products, Palo Alto networks' game-changing security platform safely enables business operations and delivers protection based on what matters most in today's dynamic computing environments: applications, users, and content.
Rajiv Batra
Founder: Rajiv Batra
FOUNDED:
2005
OFFICES:
Palo Alto Networks HQ 4401 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
KEY PERSON:
Rajiv Batra
Rajiv Batra, Founder and Senior Vice President, Engineering: Rajiv has extensive experience in managing engineering teams through times of strong growth. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Peribit, which was
acquired by Juniper Networks in 2005. While at Peribit, Rajiv assembled a strong engineering team which developed best-in-class application acceleration platforms. Rajiv also co-founded VitalSigns Software and served as Vice President of Engineering at Bay Networks.
CLIENTELE:
The company provides its solutions to 14,500+ enterprises, government organizations and service providers.
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OFFERINGS:
Palo Alto Networks offers an innovative platform that allows customers to secure their network and safely enable an increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications. At the core of this platform is Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewall, which delivers visibility and control over applications, users, and content within the firewall using a highly optimized hardware and software architecture. This platform uniquely offers customers the ability to identify, control, and safely enable applications while inspecting all content for all threats all the time. The Palo Alto Networks' approach allows customers to simplify network security infrastructure and eliminate a variety of stand-alone and bolt-on security devices. The platform can address a broad range of customer's network security requirements - from datacenter to enterprise perimeter, to the far edges of a customer's network and more - including branch offices and mobile devices.
DIFFERENTIATING FACTORS:
  • Palo Alto Networks' security platform, with its Next-Generation Firewall at the core, can safely enable applications for certain users while protecting against a wide array of security threats – known and unknown. Built from the ground up, Palo Alto Networks delivers unmatched capabilities and continues to push the envelope.
  • Palo Alto Networks was the first company to define and lead the industry's transition from the stateful inspection firewall approach to the Next-Generation Firewall paradigm.
  • Palo Alto Networks has a partner program, NextWave, for enterprise network security solution providers who want to market, sell, and service Palo Alto Networks' platform to their prospects and customers.
REVENUE MODEL:
Palo Alto Networks' hybrid revenue model is comprised of three components. The first and largest component is its PA Series of appliances and other products. The second component is maintenance and support services while the third component is subscription services. Palo Alto Networks competes with the companies like FireEye, Check Point, Cisco Security, Juniper Networks, McAfee Stonesoft.
WHAT NEXT:
On the innovation front, in early calendar 2014, Palo Alto Networksexpects to introduce a high-end 100+ gig chassis for the data center and service provider market. The company also plans to release its next major OS revision, and bring its joint virtualization solution to market with VMware.