Advanced Threat Intelligence and Detection

Secure and enhance network functions with Nutanix and Palo Alto Networks. Nutanix allows customers to secure, protect, and enhance virtual networks by delivering and leveraging policies using deep inspection and controls from Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewalls.

Capabilities and Use Cases

Application Visibility and Discovery

Security policy starts with a complete understanding of workload behavior. With a detailed visualization of network communication, creating secure policies for the environment is simple, straightforward, and well-documented.

Network Microsegmentation

Policy is the new network security perimeter. Microsegmentation is the key to the application of “Zero Trust” at the network level. Fine-grained network policy limits applications and users to ONLY their needed resources -  preventing the spread of malware or ransomware


Establishing and maintaining a security posture across the enterprise requires specific network controls and continuous security auditing, real-time reporting, and easy vulnerability remediation

Virtual Desktops (VDI)

Enhance VDI security with an identity-based policy that ensures users gain access only to their data and applications

Test and Development

Isolate dev environments via network and security policy settings; dev systems are often not highly secure and can be an easy entry point into your enterprise

Solution Architecture

Palo Alto Networks and Nutanix Flow Virtual Networking

Palo Alto Networks and Nutanix Flow Virtual Networking

Nutanix provides a hybrid cloud network solution with multitenant VPC capabilities on a Nutanix AHV cluster with Flow Virtual Networking in conjunction with the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall to deliver policy-based routing. Multiple network benefits and best practices extend from this combined solution, while also delivering best-in-class network security that utilizes multiple layers of defense and segmentation.

Nutanix Flow Microsegmentation

Integrated with Nutanix’s AHV virtualization solution, Flow is a hypervisor-based L3/L4 stateful network firewall and application microsegmentation solution that includes application visualization and simple to use policy model.

Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Firewall

All the capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks physical next-generation firewall in a virtual machine form factor, infusing segments and microsegments with threat prevention and intelligence

Palo Alto Networks and Nutanix Flow Virtual Networking

Securing Nutanix Workloads Using Flow Virtual Networking (VPCs) and the VM-Series Firewall with Policy-Based Routing (PBR)

Calm Reference Architecture
Calm Reference Architecture

Palo Alto Networks and Nutanix

Securing Virtual Applications on Nutanix AHV with Flow and Palo Alto Networks VM-Series 


Webinar: Straight up Security with Nutanix and Palo Alto Networks

Learn how Palo Alto Networks and Nutanix protects your data and apps from cyber threats, including securing the lateral traffic in your network. See how Nutanix Flow and Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtual NGFW secure your Nutanix virtual network environment.

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