Northwest Savings Bank was at the refresh point for its perimeter security and content filtering solutions. Given the threat environment and the demands of auditors in the highly regulated financial vertical, Northwest wanted to get increased visibility into threats and network traffic without increasing procurement cost or staffing requirements. The Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall met all those needs and identified threats that other security solutions had not detected.
Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBI) is the holding company of Northwest Savings Bank. Founded in 1896, Northwest Savings Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of personal and business banking products including employee benefits, investment management services, insurance and trust. Northwest operates 165 community banking offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Maryland and 50 consumer finance offices in Pennsylvania through its subsidiary, Northwest Consumer Discount Company.