Latisys Selects Palo Alto Networks to Provide Next Generation Security for Data Center Platform

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Palo Alto Networks enterprise firewall capabilities enable Latisys to protect data center environment from dynamic threats at network, application and content layers.

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Latisys, a leading national provider of IT Outsourcing solutions from colocation to cloud, today announced it will leverage Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to support the security requirements of its rapidly expanding hosting and managed services platform.

Latisys’ private and multi-tenant cloud solutions enable enterprises to increase scalability and achieve greater control over their computing resources. Network firewalls from Palo Alto Networks offer unprecedented ability to isolate customers within a more cost-effective multi-tenant environment without sacrificing high levels of privacy or security. Each customer is segregated into separate containers, or virtual walls with concurrent connections and sessions.

“As we continue to deploy technology and services that are truly built for the future, it is important to work with industry-leading partners like Palo Alto Networks,” said Christian Teeft, VP of Engineering, Latisys. “Palo Alto Networks has a unique grasp of the key factors driving the enterprise security market, and they’ve developed next-generation firewall products that enable Latisys to offer enterprise customers critical protection against the dynamic threats occurring at the network, application and content layers.”

As Latisys expands its suite of IT Outsourcing services from Colo, Managed Hosting and Virtualization to Private Cloud, enterprise customers demand firewall security that extends beyond traditional Unified Threat Management (UTM). Palo Alto’s next-generation firewall solutions protect data center environments where traffic demands dictate predictable firewall and threat prevention throughput. Latisys will leverage a variety of these capabilities in its high density data center facilities located in each U.S. time zone, including:

  •     Deep Security Protection extends threat protection deep into the application layer, beyond what traditional defense mechanisms (firewalls, IPS/IDS, etc.) can identify. For example, it can identify exactly what the application is, across all ports, irrespective of protocol, encryption (SSL or SSH), or evasive tactic.
  •     Multi-Gigabit Throughput Protection with traffic flows of up to 20 Gbps effectively protected with more than 40 processors distributed across four functional areas: networking, security, content inspection and management.
  •     Reliability and Resiliency delivered by active/active or active/passive high availability; physical separation of data and control plane; and redundant, hot swappable components.
  •     Granular, Real-Time View of performance characteristics and utilization.

“Latisys continues to deliver new cloud-based services to its nationwide customer base that are highly innovative and ideally suited for the data center of tomorrow,” said Punit Minocha, vice president of corporate and business development at Palo Alto Networks. “We are pleased to see Latisys making the most of our product’s unique multi-tenancy capabilities.”

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services, disaster recovery and private cloud solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density, SAS70 Type II compliant data centers across the United States, Latisys offers scalable outsourced IT infrastructure management solutions that provide customers what they need, when they need it. The firm’s recently completed, state-of-the-art Tier III data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia compliments existing facility operations in Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California. As a data center-centric company, Latisys is quickly becoming the hosting and colocation company of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner. All while optimizing clients' return on investment. All while 'delivering more_'. Call 1-866-956-9594 or visit for additional information.

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 20Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. Most recently, Palo Alto Networks has enabled enterprises to extend this same network security to remote users with the release of GlobalProtect™ and to combat targeted malware with its WildFire™ service. For more information, visit


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