The Future 50

Courtesy of Palo Alto Networks


Palo Alto Networks


Accenture, Microsoft, and Amazon have all tapped this provider of network firewalls as a strategic partner and customers such as Austrian Airlines, Motorola, Qualcomm, and Raymond James have selected the company to safeguard their data and prevent them from being the latest victim of a cyberattack. The company’s stock got hammered early in 2017, falling 25% in a week, after it missed sales estimates for its fiscal second quarter. But strong results since indicate that its ­financial performance is back on track. To step up the pace of innovation, the company recently launched a $20 million security venture fund with a goal of driving development of new security applications on its own proprietary platforms.

Looking for leads, investment insights, or competitive intelligence?

Overall Score





Network and Other Communications Equipment


Mark D. McLaughlin



HQ Location

Santa Clara, Calif.

Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)


Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)


Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2017 ($M)


Revenue and net income for 12 months ended July 31, 2017. Source: S&P Global.

News about Palo Alto Networks

What to Expect of Google and Softbank Star Nikesh Arora, Palo Alto Network's New CEO

On June 6th, the business superstar is set to become the new CEO of Palo Alto Networks, a company that has proven itself as one of the brightest lights in the cybersecurity industry.

Read More →
Cyber Saturday—Google and Softbank Star Nikesh Arora's Next Act? Leading Cyber Giant Palo Alto Networks

Plus, Google's AI military contract conundrum and blockchain platform EOS's security issues.

Read More →
3 Cybersecurity Stocks to Buy Now

These companies are cashing in on the scramble to fight hackers.

Read More →