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Palo Alto Networks Overview

Santa Clara, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (PANW)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. With our deep cybersecurity expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing Next-Generation ... Read more

Mission: At Palo Alto Networks, we foster a culture of authenticity, collaboration and innovation, with a deep commitment to helping secure the future in the digital age. 

Company Updates

  • TechNewsWorld interviewed our VP of Sales Development, Amy Slater, to share insights on how women can excel as sales professionals: "I learned that I need to lobby for myself and create my story so people would know what I stood for." Read more from Amy here:

    Palo Alto Networks Sales VP Amy Slater: Be Human | Exclusives | TechNewsWorld

    "People have a fear that if they show any type of vulnerability, that's a bad thing," said Palo Alto Networks Sales VP Amy Slater. "But I've learned over time that people want to work with and learn from humans. I've modified the way that I was leading, and in doing so I've become more approachable.

  • We were joined by over 500 men and women as we celebrated International Women's Day with inspiring words from our CFO, Kathy Bonanno, and CHRO, Wendy Barnes.

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Palo Alto Networks – Why Work For Us?

  • Serving more than 48,000 customers in 150+ countries across multiple industries.
  • Over 85 of the Fortune 100 and more than 63% of the Global 2000 rely on us to improve their cybersecurity posture.
  • Fiscal year 2017 revenue was $1.8 billion, a 28% year-over-year increase – growth that significantly outpaced the industry.
  • Ranked an enterprise firewall market leader by Gartner in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (published July 2017).
  • Partnered with elite leaders, such as Accenture, Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, Proofpoint, PwC, Splunk, Tanium and VMware.
  • Global support organization (Americas, EMEA, Asia and Japan) recognized for exceptional services, including:
    • J.D. Power and TSIA “Outstanding Customer Support Experience” (2015, 2016, 2017) for assisted support.
    • TSIA “Outstanding Worldwide” rating (2015, 2016, 2017) for commitment to customer support.
  • Named on Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 companies changing the world (Sept. 2017) and Future 50 (Oct. 2017) lists.
  • Ranked #1 as “best place to work” in the Bay Area by SF Business Times (2016) with ~4,800 employees worldwide.
  • IPO July 2012; stock symbol on the NYSE: PANW.


Our culture of innovation and collaboration allows employees to do great things in the world of cybersecurity and beyond.

As concern over cyberattacks continues to grow, you need to secure your network while continuing to enable your business. Our next-generation firewall delivers comprehensive visibility into network traffic based on applications, users and content, while allowing you to embrace and address your business needs.

Whether your focus is the data center, remote offices, highly regulated industry-specific processes or risk management, we enable you to gain full visibility and control over your network.

At Palo Alto Networks, you can make an impact on day one. Work side by side with the boldest and brightest in cybersecurity, and collaborate on projects that have a meaningful purpose. There’s no limit to what you can do. Help us pave the way for a new digital era – free from breaches and cyber fear. So, what are you waiting for? Take a stand for the greater good, and join us in our fight to prevent online malice.




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Palo Alto Networks President & CEO Mark D. McLaughlin
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    "World Class Leadership"

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    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time (More than 3 years)


    Anyone that values great leadership should want to be a part of Palo Alto Networks. The leadership of the organization is very much a "do as I do" organization and not a "do as I say" organization. True leadership is about inspiring people to become the best that they can be. This is done by leading by example and making time to connect with your people. This is not a management by spreadsheet organization. This is very much a lead from the front organization. They put the political agendas aside and come together to drive the business.


    There aren't many. I'm challenged every day by working with the best of the best. I don't view this as a negative. I enjoy being challenged on a professional level. The bar is set very high and I'm ok with that. That' s the way that it should be when you hire the best in the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading by example. Keep making time to connect with your people. Keep Palo Alto Networks an amazing place to work because we have hired the best and will continue to hire the best.

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Palo Alto Networks Interviews



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    Logistics Analyst Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Palo Alto Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2013.


    Interview Process was organized compared to some of the companies I have worked and interviewed with in my career. HR was on top of everything including the final offer process. It was a pleasent experience.

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    • Everything requested was related to the business and my experince. Why I wanted to work for Palo Alto Networks and who I am out side work.   Answer Question
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Palo Alto Networks Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune Future 50, Fortune, 2017
  • Outstanding Customer Service Experience, J.D. Power and TSIA, 2018
  • #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • TiE 50, TiECon, 2009
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