What makes Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) so different from its competitors is its Platform, Process and Architecture. Palo Alto Networks delivers all the next generation firewall features using the single platform, parallel processing and single management systems, unlike other vendors who use different modules or multiple management systems to offer NGFW features.
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewallâ€™s main strength is its Single Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) Architecture, which comprises two key components:
- Single Pass Software
- Parallel Processing Hardware
Figure 1.Â Â Palo Alto Networks Firewall Single Pass Parallel Processing Architecture