Palo Alto PA-220R Next-Gen firewall
Palo Alto is truly among the very top names in cyber-security. And the PA-220 is part of a family of Next-Generation firewalls that are the world’s first to be truly driven by Machine Learning.
Why it’s a big deal
In short, ML is the science of getting computers to get smarter over time, on their own, like humans do. It is not exactly the same as Artificial Intelligence, but for our purposes, it’s close. There’s an old axiom about computers; they don’t do what you want them to; they do what you tell them to.
So it’s not hard to see why you might want a firewall that can think, spot patterns, and act without being specifically programmed. In other words, it does what you want, not what you tell them. ML is simply a device harnessing data, observations, and interactions in order to correctly generalize to new settings.
The PA-220 is loaded with capabilities, as you would expect from any Palo Alto product. It identifies and categorizes all applications, on all ports, all the time, with full Layer 7 inspection. And it does so irrespective of of port, protocol, evasive techniques, or encryption.
It also prevents malicious activity concealed in encrypted traffic. It does this by inspecting and policing TLS/SSL-encrypted traffic, inbound and outbound. And, you will have deep visibility into TLS traffic. For example, you can see the amount of encrypted traffic, TLS/SSL versions, cipher suites and more, without decrypting.
Total Firewall Throughput is 560 Mbps, and Threat Prevention Throughput is upwards of 300 Mbps. IPsec VPN Throughput is 570 Mbps. The PA-220 delivers 4,200 new sessions per second.
Palo Alto PA-220 At-a-Glance
|Total Firewall Throughput: 560 Mbps
|IPSec VPN Throughput: 570 Mbps
|Threat Prevention Throughput: 300 Mbps
|Single-pass traffic scanning reduces latency