SOURCE: Palo Alto Networks

July 14, 2011 15:18 ET

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

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 14, 2011) - Palo Alto Networks™, 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™ 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™ 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™. For more information, visit

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