Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for thousands of organizations worldwide.
Palo Alto Networks is built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyber threat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization’s most valuable assets.
Palo Alto was founded in 2005 by Nir Zuk, Yuming Mao, Rajiv Batra & Dave Stevens and is based in Santa Clara, California, United States.
In 2009, the company released a publication defining the "next-generation firewall. Palo Alto Networks defined this next generation firewall as containing application awareness, full stack visibility, extra-firewall intelligence, and upgrade paths in addition to the full capabilities of both traditional firewalls and intrusion prevention systems. Additionally, the company defines its firewall technology by the following abilities:
Palo Alto has raised a total of $65M in 4 funding rounds as of Nov 3, 2008 when the company secured their last funding of Series C, cashing $10M from Icon Ventures & 2 other investors. The company went public on Jul 20, 2012 and raised $260.4M at a valuation of $2.8B. Palo Alto has also acquired LightCyber, Morta Security, Cyvera & CirroSecure to date.
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