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    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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    Company Information

    Overall Score3.1
    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    Network and Other Communications Equipment
    CEO
    Mark D. McLaughlin
    Websitehttp://www.paloaltonetworks.com
    Employees4,562
    HQ Location
    Santa Clara, Calif.
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$1,762
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$-217
    Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2017 ($M)$13,448