About Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (adapted from Palo Alto Networks, Inc. prospectus):
Palo Alto is a network security provider offering a platform that allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. Their platform offers a number of benefits for their end-customers, including the ability to identify, control, and safely enable applications while inspecting all content for threats in real time.
Palo Alto's platform is based on a traffic classification engine that identifies network traffic by application, user, and content. As a result it provides visibility into all traffic and all applications at the user level, and at line-speed in order to control usage, content, risks, and threats. This enables their end-customers to transform their organizations by enabling applications through a positive security model with fine-grained policy implementation capabilities.
Gartner categorized Palo Alto as a market leader in its "2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls" based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. As of January 31, 2012, Palo Alto had more than 6,650 end-customers in more than 80 countries.This description is adapted from Palo Alto Networks, Inc. prospectus. This description is not intended to be a recommendation to buy stock from this company. We do not claim that all of the statements above were researched and found to be true. We present them as a general description based on what the company has said about itself at the time that they submitted their prospectus for an IPO offering. To see the company's full description, view their prospectus..