alo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE: PANW) is an international
cybersecurity organization located in Santa Clara, California. Its
essential products include an integrated firewall framework and
cloud-based offerings that expand sure firewalls to cover other
protection issues. About 70,000 businesses in 150 countries
utilize the company’s facilities, including 85 of the Fortune 100.
The Unit 42 vulnerability research team is based there, and the
Ignite cybersecurity conference is held there.
Palo Alto Networks was ranked 8th in the Forbes Digital 100
in 2018. Nikesh Arora, a longtime Google and SoftBank chief,
entered the firm as Chairman and CEO in June 2018.
Palo Alto Networks was created in 2005 by Israeli-American
Nir Zuk, a former Check Point and NetScreen Technologies
engineer who was responsible for the first stateful inspection
firewall and intrusion prevention device. When questioned why
he established Palo Alto Networks, Zuk cited his desire to solve
an issue that companies had with traditional network protection
solutions: the inability to securely allow workers to use modern
technologies, which necessitated creating a firewall to detect and
monitor applications finely.