Palo Alto is truly among the very top rated names in cyber security. They enjoy an almost mythical reputation among IT wonks, and their track record of innovation is a huge reason for this. And the PA-400 series forms the foundation of their line of security appliances. They are offered with two subscription bundles: Palo Alto Professional and Palo Alto Enterprise.
We’ve already talked about the PA-400 series in a little more detail here. Now it’s time to delve into the bundles offered in this line.
The PA-400 series consists of the PA-410, PA-415, PA-440, PA-445, PA-450, and PA-460. And they are offered with either of two bundle options; the Palo Alto Professional bundle and the Palo Alto Enterprise bundle. The reason for this is to enable easier, faster adoption of their excellent cloud delivered security services and simplify procurement.
With the other, larger PA-series firewalls, you buy the features a-la-carte. But then, those who would likely buy the larger appliances would have IT staff that are comfortable choosing and setting up these technologies. The PA-400 series are designed for smaller organizations with little or no IT/networking expertise. In other words, people for whom simplicity and value will be a high priority.
With a single purchase, you get multiple services for comprehensive security at each branch location. These bundles remove the guess work from security procurement and facilitate faster transitions.
Another advantage is that Palo Alto’s all-in-one, native, integrated solution offers unmatched security. Networks, IoT devices, and applications are thoroughly protected. These bundles simply deliver more value compared to single point solutions.
Palo Alto Professional bundle
The Professional packages “security essentials.” It provides all around network and web security capabilities. This bundle contains four subscriptions: Threat Prevention, WildFire, Advanced URL Filtering, and DNS Security. Your actual network is secured by combining Threat Prevention and WildFire.
Threat Prevention goes beyond the typical intrusion prevention system. It searches all traffic for threats, regardless of port, protocol, or encryption. And, it automatically blocks known vulnerabilities, malware, exploits, spyware, and command-and-control.
WildFire leverages a global community of sensors and cloud based malware detection and analysis techniques. It singles out and protects against unknown file based threats. WildFire powers inline machine learning on the firewall to prevent unknown threats and delivers unique, real time signatures.
Internet access is secured with Advanced URL Filtering and DNS Security.
Palo Alto’s Advanced URL Filtering is the industry’s only inline web protection engine. It instantly prevents new, evasive, and targeted attacks by blocking zero day web pages in real-time. Plus, it’s a native part of the NGFW platform. Customers only need to turn on the subscription, and they can manage it immediately through a single security policy.
On the other hand, DNS Security applies predictive analytics and machine learning to instantly block attacks that use DNS. It provides true real time protection.
Palo Alto Enterprise bundle
This offers “all-in, comprehensive security.” It’s the best very best from Palo Alto Networks. This includes everything the Professional Bundle offers. Additionally, it includes IoT Security, SaaS Security, and the SD-WAN subscription. This will deliver local segmentation, extensive visibility and control of SaaS applications and connected devices.
This bundle is ideal for businesses looking to extend security across all vectors. Organizations that utilize SaaS applications or have OT/IoT devices on their network should consider this.
Palo Alto’s IoT Security is the industry’s most complete solution. It gives you ML-powered device visibility, prevention, and enforcement in a single platform. IoT Security enables local segmentation of your OT/IT environment and uses machine learning with crowdsourcing to quickly and accurately discover all devices, assess risk, detect anomalies and recommend trust based policies for enforcement.
SaaS Security delivers real time visibility and control over new applications. It automatically discovers and controls new applications to reduce emerging shadow IT risks. SaaS Security is super easy to deploy and provides data protection and compliance across all SaaS applications.
The SD-WAN Subscription supplements MPLS with more price friendly broadband, LTE, and other connectivity options. This quite simply reduces costs. Additionally, the SD-WAN Subscription enhances user experience and helps simplify operations with Panorama central management. This is very useful for organizations that need to make SaaS and public cloud applications accessible from branch locations.
Combined with the PA-400 Series, these bundles represent the most comprehensive security solutions for spread out organizations and SMBs at amazing prices.
Palo Alto is a nine time leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, which is amazing. Plus, Palo Alto got the highest Security Effectiveness score in the 2019 NSS Labs NGFW Test Report, with 100% of evasion block rate.
There’s a lot to be excited about with the PA-400 series, especially as powered by these two bundle options. Palo Alto’s place at the top of the SMB network security space is safe with the PA-400 series leading the way. Why not give Corporate Armor a call at 877-449-0458, or reach out at [email protected]? Thanks for reading!
Palo Alto Professional and Palo Alto Enterprise
|Reduce Total Cost of Ownership over time|
|Designed for smaller organizations with little or no IT / networking expertise|
|Remove the guesswork from security procurement|
|Multiple critical services with a single purchase|
|Facilitate faster transitions|