Reducing Costs With Next Generation Firewalls: Investing in Innovation Pays Cost Savings Dividends

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Executive Summary

For enterprise IT security organizations, the evolution of applications and threats, coupled with the stagnation of traditional network security technology has resulted in a loss of visibility and control. In today's economic climate, however, any further increase in cost and complexity is similarly unacceptable. Some leading enterprises, however, have found that investing in innovation, and bucking the trend of seemingly never-ending appliance sprawl in network security can result in the restoration of visibility and control, and substantial reduction in cost of ownership of security infrastructure. This paper examines three different organizations, the legacy infrastructure they replaced, the Palo Alto Networks next generation firewalls they deployed, and the substantial savings they realized - cutting both capital and operations costs by an average of 50%.

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