Palo Alto Networks – Next Generation Firewalls and Endpoint Protection

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Network are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Their pioneering Security Operating Platform safeguards your digital transformation with continuous innovation that combines the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering you a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem, Palo Alto Networks provide you with highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

Net-Ctrl is a UK based reseller and integrator of Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewalls and Endpoint Protection (Cortex XDR)

Palo Alto Next Generation Firewalls

The Palo Alto firewalls are able to identify, control and safely enable applications whilst keeping an eye out for anything that looks a little suspicious, regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption, diligently scanning all content to stop threats in their path
and prevent data leakage.

The Palo Alto solution utilises three unique identification technologies that enable it to be a lot more intelligent than the traditional firewall solutions.

Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewalls Help Companies Address:

  • Network Security
  • Application Visibility
  • Application Control
  • Threat Security
  • Device Consolidation

Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls are architected to safely enable applications and prevent modern threats. The PAN approach identifies all network traffic based on applications, users, content and devices, and lets you express your business policies in the form of easy-to-understand security rules.

Flexible deployment options and native integration with our next-generation platform extend the policy enforcement and cyberthreat prevention to everywhere your users and data are located: in your network, on your endpoints and in the cloud.

Palo Alto Networks offers superior architecture with superior benefits:

Complete visibility and precise control: Our next-generation firewalls provide complete visibility into all network traffic based on applications, users, content and devices.

Automated security: Innovative features reduce manual tasks and enhance your security posture, for example, by disseminating protections from previously unknown threats globally in near-real time, correlating a series of related threat events to indicate a likely attack on your network, and using dynamic address groups in security rules to avoid updating server IP addresses frequently.

Protection for your users and data everywhere: Our next-generation firewalls are natively integrated with our security platform, which prevents advanced and unknown cyberthreats no matter where the users and data are located: in your network, on your endpoints and in the cloud.

Palo Alto XDR

Advanced Endpoint Protection

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR replaces traditional antivirus with multi-method prevention, a proprietary combination of purpose-built malware and exploit prevention methods that protect users and endpoints from known and unknown threats. Cortex XDR prevents security breaches, in contrast to breach detection and incident response after critical assets have already been compromised.

Stop endpoint attacks before they get started

The threat landscape has quickly evolved to a level of sophistication that it can bypass traditional endpoint protection. Cortex XDR combines powerful endpoint protection technology with critical endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities into a single agent, enabling your security teams to automatically protect, detect and respond to known, unknown and sophisticated attacks, using machine learning and AI techniques from data collected on the endpoint, network and cloud.

Comprehensive endpoint protection and response

  • Unique in the breadth and depth of its endpoint protections
  • Stops malware, exploits and ransomware by observing attack techniques and behaviours.
  • Uses machine learning and AI to automatically detect and respond to sophisticated attacks.
  • Includes WildFire® malware prevention service to improve accuracy and coverage.
  • Harnesses Cortex XDR™ detection and response to speed, alert triage and incident response by providing a complete picture of each threat and its root cause, automatically.
  • Coordinates enforcement with network and cloud security to prevent successful attacks.
  • Provides a single lightweight agent for protection and response.
  • Protects endpoints while online and offline, on network and off.

Easy, efficient management

Simple cloud-based management

With the Cortex XDR management service, a cloud-based endpoint security service, you save the time and cost of having to build out your own global security infrastructure. Deployment is simple and fast, requiring no server licenses, databases or other infrastructure to get started.

Intuitive user experience

Cortext XDR provides an intuitive interface that makes it easy to manage policies and events and accelerate incident response – helping to minimise the operational challenges associated with protecting your endpoints. From the Cortex XDR management service web console, you can manage the endpoint security policy, review security events as they occur, and perform additional analysis of associated logs.

Lightweight, non-disruptive agent

The Cortex XDR agent enforces your security policy on the endpoint and reports when it detects a threat. The Cortex XDR endpoint agent consists of various drivers and services yet requires minimal memory and CPU usage to ensure non-disruptive user experience. Following its deployment. system administrators have complete control over all Cortex XDR agents in the environment through the management service.

Palo Alto Subscriptions

Palo Alto Networks security subscriptions are purpose-built to share context and prevent threats at every stage of an attack, allowing you to enable singular policies and automated protection that secure your network and remote workforce while simplifying management and enabling your business.


WildFire® malware prevention service is the industry’s most advanced analysis and prevention engine for highly evasive zero-day exploits and malware.

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Panorama™ network security management empowers you with easy-to-implement, consolidated policy creation and management. Set up and control next-generation firewalls centrally with an efficient rule base, and gain insight into network-wide threats.

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URL Filtering

The URL Filtering security service protects users by identifying malicious sites and automatically preventing web-based attacks, including phishing, command-and-control, and exploit kits.

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Threat Prevention

The Threat Prevention security service protects organizations across the entire attack lifecycle, preventing known vulnerability exploits, malware, and spyware (command-and-control).

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AutoFocus™ contextual threat intelligence service accelerates analysis, correlation and prevention workflows.

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GlobalProtect Cloud Service

Our next-generation firewall security delivered from the cloud globally in an operationally efficient manner.

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