Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls are all based on a consistent Single-Pass Architecture, enabling security capability that is unique in the industry.


Palo Alto next-generation firewall classifies all traffic, including encrypted traffic, based on application, application function, user and content. You can create comprehensive, precise security policies, resulting in safe enablement of applications. This lets only authorised users run sanctioned applications, greatly reducing the surface area of cyber-attacks across the organisation.


Here’s some of the benefits offered by Palo Alto’s architecture:


  • Complete visibility and precise control: the 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: Palo Alto’s next-generation firewalls are natively integrated with their 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.


Some of the types of Palo Alto Networks’ Next Generation Firewall include: