Palo Alto's growing focus on making its NGFW the place in the enterprise network to manage security in a range of ways was highlighted by Zuk's brief remarks that, as far as the future goes, there's thought being given to how mobile device malware detection could be done well on the network rather than via scans on the device itself. But he left it at that, saying there are a few technology areas that Palo Alto does not see getting into: Web application firewalls or full-featured data-loss prevention.
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