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Palo Alto Networks Launches Its Fastest Next-Generation Firewall

Palo Alto Networks unveiled its most powerful and fastest next-generation firewall on Monday, touting throughput speeds up to 120 Gbps of core firewall functionality.

Palo Alto Networks unveiled its most powerful and fastest next-generation firewall on Monday, touting throughput speeds up to 120 Gbps of core firewall functionality.

As the newest member of the Palo Alto Networks family of next-generation firewalls, the PA-7050 is ideal for deployments in data centers, Internet gateways and Internal network segments, the company said.

With next-generation firewall functions, such as full application enablement, IPS, AV and WildFire threat detection active on all traffic, the PA-7050 leverages a distributed processing architecture to provide scalable performance and provide organizations with advanced security across their networks – from the edge of the enterprise to the datacenter. 

PA-7050 Customers needed even more network capacity can add additional network processing cards (up to six total) to the PA-7050 chassis, the company said. Network traffic passing through the PA-7050 is automatically balanced across the network processing modules, increasing network performance without added management overhead.

“The PA-7050 allows security teams to achieve two seemingly conflicting goals,” said Lee Klarich, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks. “First, it provides state-of-the-art security at the application level and applies scans for attacks, malware, and exploits. Second, because it has a unique single-pass architecture designed to optimize performance, the PA-7050 can provide all of this security capability at speeds much greater than alternatives in the market; this ensures business processes run smoothly and securely for our customers.”

Available immediately, the PA-7050 runs PAN-OS, the core operating system of the Palo Alto Networks platform. Pricing for the PA-7050 starts at roughly $300,000.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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