GlobalProtect: Consistent Security Everywhere
Whether your users check email from home, or update corporate documents from the airport, most of them work outside of your office at times. Workforce mobility improves productivity and flexibility, but it also introduces significant network security risks. Every time a user works on their laptop outside your building, they bypass your corporate firewall and the associated policies designed to protect them and your network. GlobalProtect extends the same next-generation firewall-based policies that are enforced within your office to all of your users, regardless of their location.
Learn more about the Mobile Security and VPN Features.
A logical perimeter protects roaming users
GlobalProtect expands the boundaries of your physical network, effectively establishing a logical secure perimeter that protects remote laptop and mobile device users. When a remote user logs into your network with their device, GlobalProtect automatically determines the best gateway available and establishes a secure connection. Laptop and mobile devices stay connected to your network at all times, and are protected as if they never left your office.
Standardised control over users and devices
GlobalProtect ensures that the same secure application enablement policies that protect users at your corporate site are enforced for all of your users, no matter where they are located. This eliminates the operational challenges associated with creating and managing separate policies for corporate firewalls and remote users. In addition to your policy criteria for applications, users and content, GlobalProtect enables you to set security policies based on the health or status of the device in use. For example, you can require a specific security level for a Microsoft Windows-based or Apple Mac OS X device, such as having the latest operating system patches installed, before being allowed to access sensitive applications.
VPN secure remote access
GlobalProtect lets remote users access your network by automatically establishing either an SSL-or IPSec-based VPN connection, depending on location and configuration. This remote access connection is authenticated through one of several mechanisms: local DB, RADIUS, LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos or Smart cards. Once a secure connection is established, users are protected by the same security policies as your on-site users.
Built-in intelligence delivers superior user experience
Designed to be as non-intrusive as possible, GlobalProtect automatically discovers the optimal gateway for a given location, confirms the security policy and establishes a connection to your network using single sign-on. The result is a superior and transparent experience for your user that is consistent, regardless of location.
- Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
- Android 4.0.3 and later
- Mac OS X 10.6 and later
- Apple iOS 6.0 and later
- Linux (using vpnc)
Palo Alto Networks Firewall Overview
- 8-Page PDF: Palo Alto Networks Firewall Oveview
Palo Alto Networks Panorama
- 5-Page PDF: Panorama Specsheet
Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Datasheet
- 3-Page PDF: VM-Series Datasheet
Palo Alto Networks Wildfire
- 6-Page PDF: Palo Alto Networks Wildfire