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Cortex by Palo Alto Networks

Secure the future – simple, accurate, self-learning

Cortex is a Palo Alto Networks solution that delivers a comprehensive security platform designed to provide advanced threat prevention, detection, and response capabilities to companies. It’s a scalable security solution that addresses the evolving threat landscape effectively. By combining advanced threat prevention, automation, and centralised management capabilities, Cortex helps security postures and protects against a wide range of cyber threats.


alert reduction



faster investigation



response automation

Palo Alto Networks Cortex Solutions

The industry’s most comprehensive product suite for security operations, empowering enterprises with the best-in-class detection, investigation, automation and response capabilities.

Cortex XDR Prevent

A single, cloud-delivered agent for endpoint protection, detection and response.

  • Get extended visibility with endpoint data sources
  • Block malware, ransomware, exploits and fileless attacks with next-generation antivirus
  • Secure endpoints with device control, host firewall and disk encryption
  • Enrich investigations with tailored threat intelligence including WildFire analysis

Cortex XDR Pro

The only detection and response platform that runs on integrated endpoint, network and cloud data supporting third-party feeds, offering the same capabilities as Cortex XDR as well as:

  • Pinpoint attacks with AI-driven detection and response
  • Optional managed threat hunting, host insights and forensic capabilities

Unit 42 Security Consulting Services Palo Alto Networks

Unit 42 brings together world-renowned threat researchers with an elite team of incident responders and security consultants to create an intelligence-driven, response-ready organisation passionate about helping customers more proactively manage cyber risk

  • Incident Response
  • Cyber Risk Management 

Cortex Xpanse

An automated Attack Surface Management platform enabling continuous discovery, evaluation and mitigation of the external attack surface by finding exposure categories such as:

  • Remote access service
  • Insecure file sharing/exchanging services
  • Unpatched or end-of-life systems
  • IT admin system portals
  • Sensitive business operation applications 

Cortex XSOAR

The industry's leading security orchestration, automation and response platform.

  • Orchestrate and automate incident response workflows with SecOps workflow automation
  • Manage incident cases in a war room with real-time collaboration
  • Tie threat intel to incidents and automate distribution to enforcement points with threat intel management
  • Automate routine tasks and increase efficiency with network security automation

Cortex XSIAM

The autonomous SOC platform powers the modern SOC. SecOps has too much information to manage in too many silos, and it relies heavily on reactive manual human effort after an incident. Solve this with an automated first approach and:

  • Respond to Threats in a fraction of the time
  • Simplify data onboarding in ways you wish your SIEM could
  • Elevate the role of your security analysts

Key benefits of Cortex security

Quick service set-up

Set up value-added detection and response services quickly, without needing to deploy and manage on-premise equipment

Third-party feed support

Cortex security supports third-party feeds, offering cross and upsell opportunities with nearly all customers

Stand out from the competition

Palo Alto Networks Cortex offers unique capabilities that differentiate it from competitors’ security solutions, differentiating you from your competition


Harness the power of the cloud and intelligent engineering to scan all endpoints and uncover gaps before adversaries do


Break down security silos by gathering and integrating data from any source

Maximises ROI

Cut costs by consolidating tools, streamlining operations and preventing catastrophic attacks

Find out more Get your customers hands-on with Cortex

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR virtual workshop

Schedule a hands-on investigation and threat-hunting workshop delivered by Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR experts, developed with you for your customers.

Example activities

  • Investigate and respond to reveal the attack chain and root cause
  • Investigate suspicious user behaviour and a stealthy attack
  • Reveal root cause and potential damage
  • Investigate alerts from NGFW, Cortex XDR Prevent and BIOCs
  • Hunt for threats across the environment
  • BIOC creation from lessons learned in prior exercises
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Cortex XDR 3D Lab

Showcase the value of Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex XDR with our virtual lab environment for Westcon-Comstor Tech Xpert members.

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Get to know the Cortex portfolio better with a free virtual investigation and threat-hunting workshop or demo.