Palo Alto Networks

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 serves 50,000+ organizations in 150+ countries, including 85 of the Fortune 100. It is home to the Unit 42 threat research team and hosts the Ignite cybersecurity conference.


Palo Alto Networks was ranked #15 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list. It was also listed 8th in the Forbes Digital 100.



  • Year founded: 2005
  • Funding Info: $65M in 4 funding rounds (Last funding type: Series C)- Palo Alto has also acquired LightCyber, Morta Security, Cyvera, CirroSecure, SECDO, to date.
  • Yearly Revenue: $2.27B (2018)
  • Employee Size: 5000+
  • Business Valuation: Mkt Cap: $22.92B as of Mar 13, 2019
  • City/Town: Santa Clara
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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