The Palo Alto NGFW Foundations Lab is a capability of the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) designed to provide an environment to gain hands-on experience with the fundamental features of Palo Alto's solution. The environment that supports the lab is completely virtual, removing any hardware dependencies associated with physical infrastructure.
The Palo Alto NGFW uses a single pass parallel architecture to classify and control traffic in a single pass through the firewall. The policy engine simultaneously inspects network, application, user and content to effectively apply intent-based security. The advanced security feature sets are combined with a robust networking stack to ensure the Palo Alto NGFW can integrate with existing infrastructure and terminate remote user connections. Palo Alto provides a first class security and networking solution to meet the growing demands cloud and digital transformation have placed on security teams.