Palo Alto PA-440 Next-Gen firewall
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. The Palo Alto PA-440 certainly doesn’t drop the baton in this respect.
The Palo Alto PA 440 is part of the new 400 series of Next Generation firewalls. The others are the PA-410, PA-450, and the PA-460. It is the first Next-Gen firewall family powered 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-440 is loaded with capabilities, as you would expect from anything that wears the Palo Alto logo. It identifies and categorizes all applications, on all ports, all the time, with full Layer 7 inspection. And, it identifies the applications traversing your network irrespective of port, protocol, evasive techniques, or encryption (TLS/SSL).
The PA-400 series also enables you to safely implement SD-WAN, which is natively integrated with our industry-leading security.
The Palo Alto PA-440 pushes up to 3 Gbps total firewall Throughput, and .9 Gbps of Threat Prevention Throughput. It also hits 1.6 Gbps of IPsec VPN Throughput, and manages 39,000 new sessions per second.
Palo Alto PA-440 highlights
|Total Firewall Throughput: 3 Gbps|
|IPSec VPN Throughput: 1.6 Gbps|
|Threat Prevention Throughput: .9 Gbps|
|Single-pass traffic scanning reduces latency|