Protecting today’s dynamic applications and data demands agile security measures that span from networks to web properties and into the cloud.  Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) technologies are required protect the integrity of network and web protocols and services, as well as thwarting constantly-evolving advanced threats and malware.  Application Delivery Controllers (ADC’s) are required to assure availability by preventing Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, as well as provide the confidentiality of end-to-end high-performance SSL/TLS encryption.  And, Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) protect the application-specific needs of web applications and services, thwarting attacks and ensuring session integrity.

Wouldn’t it be great if best-of-breed technologies from leading vendors could work together to provide a common base for protecting today’s dynamic applications and data? 

With modern applications developed quickly, available from a myriad of sources, and published in mobile, enterprise and cloud form factors, it’s apparent that IT departments have a much tougher time keeping up with the needs to protect.  Compound that with the fact that most of today’s apps are purchased by individuals and business units, and IT seemingly needs to be everywhere.  And clairvoyant.  Or at least instantly agile.  As new apps pop up, existing applications are upgraded, or when companies acquire and merge operations, IT needs a platform that can roll with the changes and continue to provide advanced security.

Wouldn’t it also be great to dynamically provision ADC’s, WAF’s and NGFW instances to protect constantly evolving application needs?

If you’re looking for an industry-leading solution that combines the security forces of an Application Delivery Controllers , Web Application Firewall and Next Generation Firewall – greatness happened today.  Citrix and Palo Alto Networks announce the availability of the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, a next-generation firewall and threat prevention offering in virtual form factor, on the Citrix NetScaler SDX service delivery networking platform.

By combining the best of Citrix application networking security with the highly regarded next-gen security capabilities of Palo Alto Networks, IT has an integrated way to keep up with the flood of applications and their ever-evolving security needs.  With NetScaler SDX as the foundation, services including next-gen firewall instances can be dynamically provisioned anywhere they’re needed!