Palo Alto Networks ranks #1 in Advanced Cloud Firewalls Tests

SecureIQLab says Palo Alto Networks is the leader, with superior security efficacy scores.

Forrester Consulting
study shows 163% ROI.

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Any Network. All Clouds. Secured.

Protect applications from cyberthreats with agile, best-in-class network security for all clouds — public, private and hybrid. Find the software firewall that works for you.

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Software Firewalls

Block Today’s Advanced Threats With the Industry’s Most Advanced Software Firewalls


Get Consistent Network Security Across
Every Cloud and Virtualized Environment


Lift and shift core applications from traditional on-prem data centers to the cloud without worry.


Prevent security gaps across hyperconnected applications in public and private cloud environments.


Implement security that consistently and continuously protects cloud applications across every public cloud environment.


Protect cloud native applications with the same cloud agility they are developed and deployed.


Cloud and Network Security Teams
Are Wired Differently

Software Firewalls are the reboot you need to get everyone on the same page.

Our Software Firewalls Offer

Security Consolidation & Extended Zero Trust

  • 11x Gartner Firewall MQ leader
  • 67% reduction in end-user downtime (Forrester Consulting TEI)
  • 50% reduction in time required to attain security posture (Forrester Consulting TEI)

Our Software Firewalls Offer

Accelerated Cloud Migration

  • 25% decrease in deployment time, along with 35% less time needed for firewall security and network management (Forrester Consulting TEI)
  • Accelerate deployments using cloud automation and orchestration development tools of choice
  • Block 99.1% of all attacks with the next leading vendor only blocking 20% (SecureIQLab)

Our Software Firewalls Offer

A Single Pane of Glass & Secure-All App Architecture

  • 50% reduction in remediation labor (Forrester Consulting TEI)
  • 50% reduction in overall downtime length

Our Software Firewalls Offer

Cloud Scalability & Flexible Consumption

  • 163% ROI and $3.70 million in benefits over a period of three years (Forrester Consulting TEI)
  • Software NGFW credits for ultimate flexibility in achieving compliance with PCI, PII, GDPR, HIPAA, and more
  • Superior real-world performance drives a 57% lower TCO/Mbps versus top competitor (Miercom)

Meet the Software Firewalls


Find the Right Software Firewall Fast

Secure your applications and workloads in a range of environments — cloud native, hybrid cloud, multicloud, virtualized data centers and software-defined branches.


Try a Software Firewall
That Meets Your Security Needs

Secure Your Private Hybrid Cloud Environment

Try VM-Series Virtual Firewall free for 30 days for VMware ESXi or Linux KVM.

Protect AWS® Deployments with Unparalleled Simplicity

Try VM-Series Virtual NGFW for AWS free for 15 days.

From On-Prem to Azure, Seamlessly Secure.

Try the Cloud NGFW for Azure for 30 days and protect traffic across your entire network.

Complement AWS® Security With Real-Time Threat Prevention

Try Cloud NGFW for Native AWS Services free for 30 days.

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