Three key trends are driving the need for increased performance and capacity requirements on security appliances:
- Data center consolidation, leading to increased bandwidth requirements.
- Increasing share of encrypted traffic, which must be secured.
- Consumption of hybrid cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications driving north-south traffic growth.
At the same time, organizations are required to rethink how to protect the network from a new, more sophisticated class of advanced threats that evade traditional security mechanisms.
Our latest release, PAN-OS 8.0, introduces new hardware appliances that do a lot better than the usual compromise between performance and applying next-generation security to all traffic, including encrypted traffic. With these new appliances, you can now prevent successful cyberattacks everywhere your data resides – from your largest data centers down to your smallest branches. The new appliances include:
|The PA-5200 Series – PA-5260, PA-5250 and PA-5220 – prevent threats and safely enable applications in high-performance network deployments, including Internet Gateway, Data Center, and Service Provider (SP) environments. Secure your network with predictable performance and advanced visibility and control of applications, users and content at throughput speeds of up to 72 Gbps.|
|The PA-800 Series – PA-850 and PA-820 – is designed to secure enterprise branch offices and retail locations.|
|Built in a compact desktop footprint, the PA-220 brings next-generation firewall capabilities to your smallest branch offices and retail locations.|
Architected to handle ever-increasing amounts of application-, user- and device-generated data, our next-generation firewalls natively classify all traffic, inclusive of applications, threats and content, and tie the traffic to the user, regardless of location or device type. The applications, content and users are then used as the basis of your security policies to safely enable applications and prevent modern threats, both known and unknown.
With our expanded portfolio of appliances, customers can now address an even wider variety of use cases with different form factors and performance variants to fit diverse deployment needs.
[Palo Alto Networks Research Center]