Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is a network and enterprise security company based in Santa Clara, California. The company’s core products are a platform that includes advanced firewalls designed to provide network security, visibility and granular control of network activity based on application, user, and content identification and cloud-based offerings that extend those firewalls to cover other aspects of security. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005 by Nir Zuk, a former engineer from Check Point and NetScreen Technologies. Zuk served in the elite Unit 8200 of the Israel Defense Forces and, was the principal developer of the first stateful inspection firewall and the first intrusion prevention system. When asked why he started Palo Alto Networks, Zuk cited his objective of solving a problem enterprises were facing with existing network security solutions: the inability to safely enable employees to use modern applications, which entailed developing a firewall that could identify and provide fine-grained control of applications. The company produced and shipped its first firewall in 2007 and debuted on the NYSE with its July 20, 2012 initial public offering.
Highest paying job titles at Palo Alto Networks include Senior Software Engineer, Cloud Security Engineer, and Customer Success Manager