Next Generation Firewalls in Councils – Palo Alto Networks
The unabated rise of cyberthreats targeting governments and critical infrastructure has made protecting networks and information systems a strategic priority for governments worldwide. Adopting new applications and innovative technologies to remain competitive is a must, but they bring new vulnerabilities and add complexity and new challenges to your network security.
Palo Alto Networks’ security platform was built from the ground-up to address the new emerging cybersecurity landscape. Their innovative approach to network security gives you full visibility into application traffic, users, and content, and increases your ability to prevent cyberthreats.
Strengthen, yet simplify, your network security.
The Internet, enterprise applications, threats, and network security all evolved rapidly together. Today, you might be managing a portfolio of security tools fragmented across traditional firewalls, IPS, threat detection, and URL filtering. By integrating all security functionality into the core of their next-generation firewall, Palo Alto Networks simplifies and strengthens your network security.
Enable the safe use of new applications and technologies.
Just like private companies, governments want to adopt innovative technologies and applications that can make them more efficient, such as social networking, mobile computing, VoIP, or Virtualisation. Palo Alto Networks’ security platform allows you to define and enforce application usage policies at a granular level, whilst retaining your ability to closely inspect all traffic for threats.
Get granular control based on application, user, and content.
User populations in governments are often diverse – ranging from contractors to civilian employees and other government departments – each with a different level of security clearance. With Palo Alto Networks, you can segment and dynamically control network zones, systems, databases, and applications based on users, user groups, and their roles, and apply the appropriate level of security to applications whilst safely enabling access where needed.
Gain full visibility and deploy efficient defenses against cyberthreats.
Cyberattacks are now more sophisticated and more frequent. Security teams that rely on fragmented or legacy tools are unable to systematically follow-up on suspicious traffic. The Palo Alto next-generation firewalls provide immediate visibility and control over modern threats and APTs, and give your teams enough information to take action.