Palo Alto Networks Touts $67M Cyber Defenses DOD Deal

November 17, 2022

Teaming to make the world safer and more connected, Palo Alto Networks through ThunderCat Technology, a value-added reseller of Palo Alto Networks products, entered into a nine-figure, multiyear deal to equip the Department of Defense (DoD) with Palo Alto Networks Internet Operations Management (IOM) capabilities, including the industry's leading attack surface management solution, Cortex Xpanse. Palo Alto Networks today announced that it received an initial $67 million purchase order for the first three years during its FY23 Q1.

"This multiyear partnership is one of the largest software deals in Palo Alto Networks' history and reinforces that our investment in next-generation security products is meeting the evolving needs of our customers," said Nikesh Arora, chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks. "By providing centralized visibility and situational awareness over its entire global network, we will help the U.S. Department of Defense fulfill its mission of ensuring our nation's security."

"Palo Alto Networks continues to deliver innovative solutions that protect the Department of Defense in a rapidly changing threat landscape," said Justin Robinson, cyber chief technology officer for ThunderCat Technology. "Through our partnership with Palo Alto Networks, ThunderCat will deliver increased visibility across the Department of Defense."

Palo Alto Networks Cortex suite of products uses advanced machine learning techniques to enable the U.S. military to automatically identify its known and unknown internet-facing assets, prioritize them for remediation, and deploy playbooks to address critical vulnerabilities. Cortex Xpanse is a global attack surface management platform that enables customers to mitigate attack surface risks, manage the unmanaged cloud, and assess supply chain security through continuous discovery and monitoring of the digital attack surface across the entire internet to ensure a security operations team has no exposure blind spots.

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