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Palo Alto Update Extends File Visibility, Wildfire Detection

Palo Alto Networks acquires stealthy start-up with NSA roots

"We're segmenting our partner data so we know who is selling Wildfire and we have this long-tail opportunity that when we get the messaging correct, we believe the in-line message will kick off," Myers said. "You can deploy Wildfire behind an existing firewall, whether it is us, Cisco or Fortinet." In a January presentation to investors, Palo Alto said its revenue increased 49 percent year over year, and partners have told CRN that they are replacing some of their customers' legacy firewalls with Palo Alto appliances. The company's competitors are taking notice. In August, Check Point unveiled its ThreatCloud Emulation Service that inspects suspicious files in a sandbox. Fortinet, for its part, is testing its FortiSandbox appliance for file behavioral analysis. FireEye, meanwhile, sells an advanced threat detection platform that uses a virtual sandbox to inspect files. Palo Alto is working on incident response capabilities, and engineers are developing other advanced detection features, according to Myers, who pointed to the company's recent acquisition of Morta Security as key. Partners can put Palo Alto appliances in transparent mode, placing them in tandem with existing firewalls to help highlight differences, said Daniel Payne, CTO of Evansville, Ind.-based Pinnacle Computer Services, a Palo Alto partner.
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Palo Altos http://www.prodec.co.uk/products/hp-xw4600-fl826ut-convertible-mini-tower-workstation-1-x-intel-core-2-duo-e8300-283ghz firewalls support sandboxing technologies to detect zero-day malware. Already an Insider? Sign in Network World - Next-generation firewall maker Palo Alto Networks today announced its first acquisition, an intriguing buyout of a stealthy Mountain View start-up called Morta Security whose founders hail from the NSA. The price of the purchase was not disclosed. Morta that has been in stealth mode since 2012 and describes its founders as executives and engineers from the National Security Agency. CEO Raj Shahsays he worked in the Air Force Reserve supporting the NSA. We have deep experience in protecting our national infrastructure, he says. Rene Bonvanie, chief marketing officer at Palo Alto Networks, says Morta has developed techniques for detecting and remediating malware, and Palo Alto intends to integrate the technology into its next-generation firewall platform either as a cloud service or directly on the Palo Alto firewall platform. Palo Altos firewalls support sandboxing technologies to detect zero-day malware. + Also on NetworkWorld: Juniper vs. Palo Alto Networks -- Firewall court battle set to begin + Palo Alto declined to say much more about Morta, which hasnt yet introduced products publicly. Morta technologies will show up in our product soon, according to Bonvanie.
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