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Skybox Security Announces Enhanced Support for Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls
[November 13, 2012]

Skybox Security Announces Enhanced Support for Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Skybox® Security, the leading vendor of proactive security risk management solutions, is the first provider to link firewall management, vulnerability management and threat mitigation capabilities into a single solution to optimize the protection provided by next-generation firewalls. Skybox now includes signature configuration analysis and reporting for the Intrusion (News - Alert) Prevention Signatures (IPS) threat mitigation features in next-generation firewalls, helping security teams take full advantage of the built-in IPS capabilities of Palo Alto (News - Alert) Networks Next-Generation Firewalls to block known vulnerabilities.

Additionally, Skybox provides comprehensive analysis for next-generation firewall access and rule compliance at the user and application level, and complete network modeling and access path analysis to troubleshoot application connectivity issues in seconds.

When transitioning to next-generation firewalls, enterprises should take steps to take full advantage of its capabilities. If the policies are not optimized for the next-generation firewall, an organization might experience operational challenges that can slow down deployments, complicate existing firewall operations, and delay use of the commonly needed next-generation firewall features.

"Skybox now provides reporting on the IPS configuration, highlighting which vulnerabilities could and should be addressed by selectively turning on IPS signatures, bridging the security gap and enabling organizations to reap greater benefits from next-generation firewall deployments," said Gidi Cohen, CEO, Skybox Security.

In addition, the Skybox View Enterprise Suite collects information from Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls on the application and user level, and applies risk analytics, change control workflow, and automated firewall auditing and compliance reporting for optimal firewall management. Skybox Security enables organizations to optimize the legacy rule set before migration, ensuring next-generation firewall performance while reducing the complexity of daily policy management and increasing administrator productivity to ensure the accuracy of changes.

"Enterprises can minimize enterprise risk by taking full advantage of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall IPS capabilities to better secure their network," said Chad Kinzelberg, Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks. "Skybox Security provides a simple report to help customers correlate known vulnerabilities against IPS signatures, allowing them to tune the IPS to deliver optimal protection for their network."

Skybox Security enhanced support for Palo Alto Netorks includes:

  • Complete support for next-generation firewall access and rule compliance at the user and application level
  • Full on-demand, customizable policy audits (PCI (News - Alert)-DSS, NIST) for next-generation firewalls
  • Complete change tracking of rules with applications and users
  • Expanded shadowed and redundant rule analysis with applications and users
  • Comprehensive network modeling and access path analysis to troubleshoot application connectivity issues in seconds
  • Signature configuration analysis and reporting for embedded IPS in Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall.

Skybox Security provides proactive security risk management (SRM) solutions that automate the steps necessary to find, prioritize and mitigate wide-ranging threats to network infrastructure. The Skybox View Enterprise Suite consists of three main products on a common platform:

For more information on Skybox View Enterprise Suite, please visit:

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its innovative platform allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto Networks' platform is its Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user, and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks' products and services can address a broad range of network security requirements, from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices. Palo Alto Networks' products are used by more than 9,000 customers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit

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

About Skybox Security, Inc.

Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in proactive security risk management solutions, providing automated, non-intrusive tools that detect, prioritize, and drive remediation of critical risks such as exposed vulnerabilities and firewall configuration errors. Skybox solutions prevent potential cyber attacks and data breaches by providing IT decision makers with continuous network visibility and sophisticated security analytics. Organizations in Financial Services, Government, Energy, Defense, Retail, and Telecommunications rely on Skybox Security solutions daily to reduce risk exposure, implement secure change management processes, and achieve continuous compliance. For more information visit

NOTE: Skybox® Security is a registered trademark of Skybox Security Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change at any time without prior notice. © 2012 Skybox Security, Inc. All rights reserved.

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