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Customers who are already using the free analysis and notification portion of the existing WildFire product can add the cloud sandbox component through an additional licensing fee. To date, WildFire has discovered more than 70,000 new malware files that had not been identified by existing anti-malware solutions.
The additional new products are represented by the PA-3000 Series next-generation firewall, which fills a gap in the mid-range portion of the product family, as well as a new management appliance known as the M-100, which supports the company's Panorama management system.
"Traditionally our management platform was run as a virtualized appliance, but for a lot of organizations, that was the most palatable thing in the world," Palo Alto Networks' King added. "This is a centralized management platform hardware appliance, where previously we used software to manage multiple firewalls."
All of the new products are supported by the newly-released PAN-OS 5.0, which also introduces 60 new features focused on simplified management, enhanced cloud security and IPv6 enhancements.
The VM-Series, PA-3000 Series, M-100, and WildFire subscription are all available for order immediately. PAN-OS 5.0 is a free upgrade for customers on maintenance.
Meanwhile, Palo Alto Networks has also announced new members to its Technology Partner Program, which is designed to help deliver integrated multivendor solutions. In the area of strong authentication, the company has forged new alliances with RSA, SafeNet, Swivel and Bradford Networks.
In the risk management and compliance space, new members include RedSeal and SkyBox Security. New allies in the network monitoring space have also been announced. Those would include Lancope, Interface Masters and Garland Technology.
"'We've spent quite a bit time understanding how the technologies work together so that we can ensure smooth integration," said Palo Alto Network Senior Product Marketing Manager Brian Tokuyoshi. "A lot of our partnerships have been driven by interest from the channel partners. They work with varied portfolios, and they've come to us and said, 'We work with these types of vendors. Why don't you guys work together to build the solution?'"