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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.

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Network and Other Communications Equipment


Mark D. McLaughlin



HQ Location

Santa Clara, Calif.

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


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

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