The Palo Alto Networks™ PA-500 is targeted at high speed firewall deployments for enterprise branch offices and medium size businesses. The PA-500 manages network traffic flows using dedicated computing resources for networking, security, threat prevention and management.
The Palo Alto Networks enterprise firewall PA-500 is ideally suited for Internet gateway deployments within medium to large branch offices and medium sized enterprises to ensure network security and threat prevention. The Palo Alto firewall PA-500 manages network traffic flows with high performance processing and dedicated memory for networking, security, threat prevention, URL filtering and management. Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall's high speed backplane smoothes the pathway between processors and the separation of data and control plane ensures that management access is always available, irrespective of the traffic load.
The high speed backplane is divided into separate data and control planes, thereby ensuring that management access is always available, irrespective of the traffic load. The controlling element of the PA-500 next-generation firewall is PAN-OS™, a security-specific operating system that allows organizations to safely enable applications using App-ID, User-ID, Content-ID, GlobalProtect and WildFire.
Classify all applications, on all port, all the time with App-ID.
Identify the application, regardless of port, encryption (SSL or SSH) or evasive technique employed.
Use the application, not the port, as the basis for all safe enablement policy decisions: allow, deny, schedule, inspect, apply traffic shaping.
Categorize unidentified applications for policy control, threat forensics, custom App-ID creation, or packet capture for App-ID development.
Extend safe application enablement policies to any user, at any location, with User-ID and GlobalProtect.
Agentless integration with Active Directory, LDAP, eDirectory Citrix and Microsoft Terminal Services.
Integrate with NAC, 802.1X wireless and other non-standard user repositories with an XML API.
Deploy consistent policies to local and remote users running Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android or iOS platforms.
Protect against all threat—both known and unknown—with Content-ID and Wildfire
Block a range of known threats including exploits, malware and spyware, across all ports, regardless of common threat evasion tactics employed.
Limit unauthorized transfer of files and sensitive data, and control non-workrelated web surfing.
Identify unknown malware, analyze for more than 100 malicious behaviors, automatically create and deliver a signature in the next available update.