Posts Tagged ‘Palo Alto Networks’
First-quarter appliances and software sales worth $1.54 billion, report says. Of the five leading vendors only Palo Alto Networks grew sales in Q1.
Two years, many motions and one mistrial later, a patent lawsuit pitting Juniper Networks against upstart rival Palo Alto Networks has been settled in Juniper’s favor.
A jury failed to reach a verdict in Juniper Networks’ lawsuit that accused security rival Palo Alto Networks of infringing on three of its patents. A sequel is almost a certainty.
Already pushing hard to expand its hardware business, security vendor Sophos announces its acquisition of India-based Cyberoam, a maker of unified threat management appliances. The deal makes Sophos a formidable contender in the crowded security software and hardware segment.
A pretrial ruling denied motions by Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks to dismiss their respective claims of patent infringement and requests for summary judgment. The net result: The two parties will have their day in court, assuming a settlement isn’t reached in the next two weeks.
Fortinet released a dozen products and new messaging: “Connected UTM,” which describes its portfolio as a security platform. Fortinet’s new message is intended to differentiate its products amid an increasingly competitive field of vendors.
FireEye, already considered a disruptive force in the security segment, made a bold move buying forensics specialist Mandiant to bolster its advanced persistent threat technology. The merger will produce a potent security offering to rival Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Check Point.
The long-building lawsuits and counter-lawsuits between Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks over next-generation firewall patents will finally go to trial in February, and the results of this courtroom drama will likely be meaningless.