Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls provide network security by enabling enterprises to see and control applications, users, and content - not just ports, IP addresses, and packets - using three unique identification technologies: App-ID, User-ID, and Content-ID. These identification technologies, found in Palo Alto Networks' enterprise firewalls, enable enterprises to create business-relevant security policies safely enabling organizations to adopt new applications, instead of the traditional "all-or-nothing" approach offered by traditional port-blocking firewalls used in many security infrastructures.
Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls are based on our Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) Architecture, enabling low latency, multi-Gbps performance - while delivering greater functionality than any other type of security device.
Next-generation firewall model families include Palo Alto Networks' PA-4000 Series and the PA-2000 Series, along with the newly released PA-500 and range from 250Mbps to 10Gbps in throughput capacity. Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls are built on a strong networking foundation, offer a familiar policy management interface and offer unprecedented features for your security infrastructure.