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What does Palo Alto Networks do?
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. With our deep cybersecurity expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing Next-Generation Security Platform, customers can confidently pursue a digital-first strategy and embark on new technology initiatives, such as cloud and mobility. This kind of thinking and know-how helps customer organizations grow their business and empower employees all while maintaining complete visibility and the control needed to protect their critical control systems and most valued data assets.

Our platform was built from the ground up for breach prevention, with threat information shared across security functions system-wide, and designed to operate in increasingly mobile, modern networks. By combining network, cloud and endpoint security with advanced threat intelligence in a natively integrated security platform, we safely enable all applications and deliver highly automated, preventive protection against cyberthreats at all stages in the attack lifecycle without compromising performance. Customers benefit from superior security to what legacy or point products provide and realize a better total cost of ownership.
When was Palo Alto Networks incorporated?
Palo Alto Networks was incorporated in 2005 as Palo Alto Networks, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
On what stock exchange is Palo Alto Networks listed and what is its ticker symbol?
Palo Alto Networks common stock is listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol PANW.
Where are Palo Alto Networks headquarters located?
Palo Alto Networks headquarters are located at 3000 Tannery Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054.
Does the company have a direct purchase plan for its common stock?
Palo Alto Networks does not currently offer a direct stock purchase plan. Our stock can be purchased or sold through a financial institution such as a brokerage firm.
Who should I contact regarding my stock certificate (Transfer Agent)?
P.O. Box 43006
Providence RI 02940-3006
Phone: +1 (781) 575-2000
When does Palo Alto Networks fiscal year end?
Palo Alto Networks fiscal year ends July 31.
Does Palo Alto Networks pay dividends?
Palo Alto Networks does not intend to declare or pay cash dividends on its capital stock in the foreseeable future.
Who are Palo Alto Networks independent accountants?
Palo Alto Networks independent accountants are Ernst & Young LLP.
How can I request financial materials?
You may visit the SEC Filings section of the IR Website to download financial documents or contact investor relations at by e-mail.
How can I contact Investor Relations?
You may contact Investor Relations by email at
When did Palo Alto Networks go public?
Palo Alto Networks priced its Initial Public Offering on July 19, 2012.
Who should I contact to have the restrictions removed from my restricted stock certificates?
250 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: +1 (781) 575-2000
Why did Palo Alto Networks announce a three-for-one stock split on August 22, 2022?

Palo Alto Networks announced that the board of directors approved and declared a three-for-one split of Palo Alto Networks' common stock in the form of a stock dividend, on August 22, 2022. Each stockholder of record at the close of business on September 6, 2022 (the "record date"), will receive, after the close of business on September 13, 2022, two additional shares for every share held on the record date, and trading will begin on a split-adjusted basis on September 14, 2022.

This stock split will make Palo Alto Networks' stock more accessible to our employees and investors. Because the market price of our stock has increased significantly since our initial public offering, the stock split will enable employees to acquire more whole shares of our stock through equity awards and more easily participate in our employee stock purchase plan.

In addition, the stock split may make our stock more accessible to a broader base of investors. You can find more information on the stock split here.

Tax Forms: 2022 Palo Alto Networks three-for-one Stock Split: Form 8937