Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls Added to the Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Approved Products

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:23pm EDT
Palo Alto Networks(TM), the network security company, today announced
that the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls have been added to
the Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved
Products List (APL).

    The DoD Unified Capabilities APL is established in accordance with the UC
Requirements (UCR 2008, Change 2) document. Its purpose is to maintain a
single consolidated list of products that have completed Interoperability
(IO) and Information Assurance (IA) certification. Use of the DoD UC APL
allows DoD Components to purchase and operate UC systems over any and all
DoD network infrastructure.

    "This is a huge milestone for Palo Alto Networks and our DoD customers.
The product was submitted to several months of rigorous testing to ensure
that it would meet or exceed the DoD's standards and requirements," said
Lee Klarich, vice president of product management at Palo Alto Networks.
"Our addition to the DoD UC APL underscores our commitment to protect our
nation's infrastructure."

    The UC APL is the only listing of equipment by DoD to be fielded in DoD
networks. DoD components are required to fulfill their system needs by
only purchasing APL listed products, providing one of the listed products
meets their needs.

    The Palo Alto Networks PA-500, PA-2000, and PA-4000 Series
next-generation firewalls have been evaluated by the U.S. Army's
Technology Integration Center (TIC) and found to meet all applicable
requirements. The TIC and the U.S. Government do not endorse this product.

    About Palo Alto Networks
 Palo Alto Networks(TM) is the network security
company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility
and granular policy control of applications and content -- by user, not
just IP address -- at up to 20Gbps with no performance degradation. Based
on patent-pending App-ID(TM) technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls
accurately identify and control applications -- regardless of port,
protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption -- and scan content to stop
threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time
embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while
significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device
consolidation. Most recently, Palo Alto Networks has enabled enterprises
to extend this same network security to remote users with the release of
GlobalProtect(TM). For more information, visit

    Palo Alto Networks, "The Network Security Company," the Palo Alto
Networks Logo and App-ID are trademarks of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. in
the United States. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks
used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.


Mike Haro
Director of Corporate Communications
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