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5 things you need to know about Palo Alto's PA-400 Series

Anand Oswald
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Anand Oswald , Palo Alto Networks

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Palo Alto recently introduced a complete Zero Trust Network Security with several industry-first innovations to secure a world where any user can work anywhere without restrictions. As businesses spread their boundaries across multiple locations, it’s important to focus on how innovations can help distributed organisations like banks, hospitals, retailers and even managed security service providers (MSSP).

Large distributed enterprises with thousands of branches are subject to sophisticated attacks at every location; valuable customer data and financial transactions are prime targets for attackers. Attackers often see these smaller locations as back doors into the larger enterprises, and it’s important that every branch location is secured with the same level of enterprise security as the corporate headquarters and data centres. Finding best-in-class security in smaller form factors was a difficult proposition - until now.

Their new PA-400 Series Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) are ideal for organisations in search of the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO), but wanting the best cybersecurity possible. They offer the same world-class security that their larger appliances offer, but in a small desktop form factor. This allows organisations to extend Zero Trust Network Security to their most remote locations and smallest branches with a compact size that is easy to deploy.

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Here are five key things you should know about the new PA-400 Series

Amazing performance

The PA-400 Series delivers amazing performance, enabling seamless support of on-device decryption. With 90% of enterprise traffic now encrypted, internet-connected enterprise branches need Next-Generation Firewalls that are powerful enough to see and secure encrypted traffic.

Built for distributed enterprises

Built from the ground up with an industrial design keeping the remote distributed enterprise branch in mind. This includes:

  • Fanless Cooling – This makes it quiet (great for customer-facing branches) and resilient (greatly reduces the need for servicing remote branches). With no moving parts, a fanless design significantly reduces the chances of failures.
  • Dual (Redundant) Power Supplies – The top three models all support dual (redundant) power supplies so that the power supply is no longer a single point of failure.
  • Multiple Mounting Options – Desktops, wall mounts and rack mounts allow the PA-400 Series to meet the needs of different customers and branch scenarios.

One NGFW platform

The PA-400 Series enables security consolidation at branch locations. Without proper consolidation, enterprises struggle with disparate sets of security tools, trying to get them to work together. With all of their Cloud-Delivered Security Services available on the PA-400 Series, customers can consolidate all their security needs (Threat Prevention, WildFire Malware Prevention, IoT Security, DNS Security, Data Loss Prevention, Advanced URL Filtering, plus inline SaaS Security) at the branch into a single firewall platform.

The latest PAN-OS

The PA-400 Series supports the latest firewall operating system PAN-OS 10.1. This means you get all the features that were launched up to PAN-OS 10.1, including Credential Phishing Prevention and Policy Optimizer, along with the new Cloud Identity Engine feature.

No more trade-offs

The PA-400 Series removes the need to trade-off security and cost at branch locations. It is the latest in their lineup of modern powerful Next-Generation Firewalls that protect enterprises against both known and unknown threats. And now, it is available at very competitive prices, purpose-built for the distributed enterprise branches, as well as for small and medium businesses.

PA-400 Series models

The PA-400 Series is available in four models: PA-460, PA-450, PA-440 and PA-410. These four models offer flexibility for a range of performance requirements. Each one supports Zero Touch Provisioning with centralised management from Panorama. This greatly simplifies management, visibility and security for distributed branches and enables uniform configuration of policies across thousands of branches.

Palo Alto Networks & Nomios Group partnership

Nomios Group is a Palo Alto Networks partner with advanced specialities, and the distinction of multiple certified engineers on staff. Our engineers are recognised by Palo Alto Networks as technical experts and advocates of Palo Alto solutions. That means you can count on Nomios Group for the technical know-how and hands-on experience to accurately assess your business requirements, and design, implement and manage a Palo Alto Networks-based solution to suit your needs.

If you’d like to discover more about the PA-400 Series or our partnership with Palo Alto, please call us or leave a message. We will get back to you soon.

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