Microsoft vs Palo Alto Networks

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Microsoft
Based on 2439 reviews.
Palo Alto Networks
Based on 276 reviews.
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Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
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Sample Customers
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
Microsoft Cloud App Security: Customers for Microsoft Cloud App Security include Accenture, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and Nakilat.
Hexadite: Nuance
Azure Security Center: Azure Security Center is trusted by companies such as ASOS, Vatenfall, SWC Technology Partners, and more.
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
Microsoft Defender for Identity: Microsoft Defender for Identity is trusted by companies such as St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and more.
Palo Alto Networks WildFire: Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk Corporation
Palo Alto Networks VM-Series: Warren Rogers Associates
LightCyber: Migdal Capital Markets, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Orange Communications
SECDO Platform: Valley National Bank, IDT Corporation
Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks: CBI Health Group, University Honda, VakifBank
Palo Alto Networks Panorama: University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks: University of Arkansas
Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks: Amgen, Genpact, Western Asset, Zipongo, Proofpoint, NerdWallet, Axfood, 21st Century Fox, Veeva Systems, Reinsurance Group of America
Bridgecrew: Rapyd, BetterHelp, Brex, People.ai, Globality
Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls: SkiStar AB, Ada County, Global IT Services PSF, Southern Cross Hospitals, Verge Health, University of Portsmouth, Austrian Airlines, The Heinz Endowments
Palo Alto Networks K2-Series: State of North Dakota, SEGA, Alameda County Office of Education, Temple University, VERGE, CAME
Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks: Concord Hospital, State of Colorado, Essilor International, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, University of Westminster, Universidade Nove de Julho, SPAR Austria, CAME Group, ZipRealty, Greenhill & Co., IKT Agder, Aviva Stadium, Animal Logic, Management & Training Corporation, Brigham Young University Hawaii, School District of Chilliwack
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Computer Software Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Government
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Financial Services Firm
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Computer Software Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Financial Services Firm
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Government
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