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Palo Alto Networks Buys Cyber Security Company Cyvera For $200m

Palo Alto Networks Lights Firewall Under Wall Street

The companys TRAPS (Targeted Remote Attack Prevention System) is a 16-point system of controls that, rather than try to block or monitor and identify everything Meru Networks that comes through, creates obstacles that will stop or slow down malicious intruders enough so that they can be eliminated before they ever touch sensitive servers. Cyveras approach workstheyve successfully stopped every published zero-day attack since they first began deploying their product. For background, Palo Alto Networkss proprietary hardware and software detects data threats as they come into an enterprise environment. Its made for the new types of attacks that come through the web in the form of malware. The companys offering is designed for all the ways people access the web, either through their laptops or their mobile devices.
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palo-alto-networks-next-generation-enterprise-security-platform-large.png__1200×1033_ The company this morning announced a deal to by Cyvera, a privately held firm based in Israel, for $200 million. The purchase is expected to close in the second half of fiscal year 2014. Cyveras technology focuses on protecting systems against zero-day cyber attacks, identifying and blocking malware before it has a chance to run. Cyvera guards against techniques that attackers typically employ, regardless of which vulnerability theyre trying to exploit. Palo Alto considers it a perfect fit for the companys next-generation firewall offerings. This event marks a key milestone in our strategic enterprise security vision, said Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Palo Alto Networks. It extends our next-generation security platform with a very innovative approach to preventing attacks on the endpoint. Its the second acquisition this year for Palo Alto Networks, which despite its name is based in Santa Clara.
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Cybersecurity: Palo Alto Networks buys Cyvera for $200m

"These kinds of breaches give rise to the security paradigm and the fact that corporations must do a better job of getting the right security tools in place." Circling The Wagons The race to win market share in this hot sector has led to a series of deals involving some of its leading players, including Palo Alto. On Jan. 7 it acquired Morta Security, a closely held startup that claims to use "military-grade technology" to battle network security threats. Morta was founded two years ago by former officials at the National Security Agency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Little public information has been provided on Morta's technology, though Palo Alto CEO Mark McLaughlin said in a statement that it "aligns well with our highly integrated, automated and scalable platform approach." Analyst Owens says Morta mainly brings "a knowledge base and talent pool" that will help clients protect against next-generation threats. The Palo Alto-Morta deal followed the Jan. 2 announcement that computer security firmFireEye ( FEYE ) acquired closely held Mandiant in a deal worth $1.05 billion. Another big transaction came in October, whenCisco Systems ( CSCO ) completed its acquisition of Sourcefire for $2.7 billion.
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Palo Alto Networks Pushes Next-Generation Firewall Performance

Palo Alto Networks wants to challenge that perception with the unveiling today of the PA-7050 , a new high-end member of the Palo Alto firewall lineup capable of supporting core firewall functions at throughputs of up to 120 gigabits-per-second. Matt Keil, product marketing manager for Palo Alto Networks, says that for a lot of organizations the PA-7050 should eliminate the need to deploy two different classes of firewalls. Given performance concerns, many organizations for years have opted to deploy traditional firewalls while at the same time deploying next-generation firewalls from vendors such as Palo Alto Networks to address specific application-level security issues. The cost of IT security goes well beyond the acquisition of firewalls. Supporting firewall platforms from multiple vendors not only requires multiple sets of skills, it increases the complexity of the number of firewall rules that need to be managed. Firewalls from a single vendor help reduce the overall security fatigue that many organizations must now routinely combat . None of that means that IT organizations should abandon a traditional in-depth defense strategy.
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