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TMCNet:  Bit9 Announces Partnership with Palo Alto Networks to Integrate Industry-leading Endpoint and Network Security

[February 25, 2013]

Bit9 Announces Partnership with Palo Alto Networks to Integrate Industry-leading Endpoint and Network Security

WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

Bit9, the leader in Trust-based Security, and Palo Alto Networks, Inc., the network security company, today announced a partnership to integrate Bit9's real-time endpoint and server security solution with Palo Alto (News - Alert) Networks' next-generation firewalls and WildFire, the company's cloud-based modern malware prevention service, to provide IT administrators with a holistic view of their enterprise network, endpoint and server ecosystem and deliver unsurpassed protection against advanced threats. This initiative gives organizations a comprehensive and effective protection against advanced threats and malware by providing:

  • Real-time endpoint sensor and continuous recorder with next-generation threat protection to automatically confirm and prioritize alerts.
  • Immediate enterprise-wide visibility into all systems infected with modern cyberattacks.
  • Automatic configuration for trust-based endpoint and server protection using events identified by Palo Alto Networks.
  • Immediate access to any file on any system across the enterprise to automatically determine the possibility of sophisticated attacks.

"The combination of Palo Alto Networks' network security and Bit9's endpoint security solutions will give enterprises a new level of insight into what's happening anywhere in their ecosystem and protect against potentially devastating advanced threats and targeted attacks," said Patrick Morley, chief executive officer of Bit9. "Organizations using Wildfire will be able to extend the value of their invesment by integrating Bit9 into their security stack. Bit9 customers will be able to easily deploy Palo Alto Networks' solutions and immediately see the benefits of a single console view in Bit9 so they can quickly and precisely respond to threats." The integration will provide customers with improved security, reduced operational effort and accelerated incident response times.


"Bit9's unique approach to endpoint security is a superb complement to our next-generation firewalls and WildFire service," said Mark McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer of Palo Alto Networks. "This integration will extend for our mutual customers industry leading threat prevention on their network in addition to their endpoints."

Bit9 announced its strategic initiative for integrating endpoint and network security in a separate news release issued today. The company will announce full details of its integrated solution with Palo Alto Networks in the second quarter of 2013.

Both companies are exhibiting at the RSA (News - Alert) Conference 2013 in San Francisco Feb. 25 through Feb. 28; Bit9 in booth #545 and Palo Alto Networks in booth #931.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks™ 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.

About Bit9

The leader in Trust-based Security, Bit9 continuously monitors and records all activity on servers and endpoints to detect and stop cyberthreats that evade traditional security defenses. A cloud-based software reputation service combined with policy-driven application control and whitelisting provide the most reliable form of security in a model that can be rapidly implemented with less maintenance than traditional tools. Bit9 has stopped the most advanced attacks, including Flame, Gauss and the malware responsible for the RSA breach. Almost 1,000 organizations-from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses-use Bit9 to increase security, reduce operational costs, and improve compliance. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com, follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @Bit9Facebook and Google+, or call +1 617-393-7400.


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