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[February 11, 2013]

Palo Alto Networks Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the network security company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.i Within the report, Gartner states, "Advances in threats have driven mainstream firewall demand for next-generation firewall capabilities. Buyers should focus on the quality, not quantity, of the features and the R&D behind them. This market includes mature vendors and new entrants." "We believe Gartner's report articulates the reasons why enterprises - en masse - are migrating to next-generation firewalls," said Rene Bonvanie, chief marketing officer at Palo Alto Networks. "Our customers continue to advocate to their peers, stakeholders and the broader analyst community that Palo Alto Networks is the definitive leader in this transformed network security market." The report also reflects on the install and purchasing rates of next-generation firewalls by stating that, "Less than 10% of Internet connections today are secured using next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). By year-end 2014, this will rise to 35% of the installed base, with 60% of new purchases being NGFWs." Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Palo Alto NetworksPalo Alto Networks(TM) is the network security company. Its innovative platform enables 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 10,000 customers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

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. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

i Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls" by Greg Young [7 February 2013].

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