Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – November 22

Nov 22, 2014
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Check out all of the top Palo Alto Networks news from this past week.


Need a little pick-me-up? Watch this year’s best love story.


We have officially kicked off Ignite 2015 with the opening of online registration! Read on for all the reasons you need to be there this year. We’ve also opened the Call for Papers and can’t wait to read what you submit.

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As 2014 comes to a close, Palo Alto Networks subject matter experts check in on what they see as major topics and trends for the new year. First up, Kate Taylor makes predictions for Threat Prevention.

Rick Howard had an early review of SPAM Nation, the new book by Brian Krebs, covering a seminal period in cybersecurity history. See why Rick thinks it's worthy of the Cybersecurity Canon, and find out how you can get involved in the Cybersecurity Canon and submit your favorite cybersecurity book for consideration.

Not quite ten days after Unit 42 released a white paper on WireLurker, arrests have already been made in China. The research team looks at details that have emerged since the arrests.

In this latest of our lightboard sessions, Warby Warburton shows how the seamless integration between VMware NSX and our VM-Series virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls allows you to automate security provisioning, inclusive of firewall services and associated security policies, as a means of segmenting your virtual machines using Zero Trust principles.

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Brian Tokuyoshi discusses the grey area in certain app behaviors — they're not malware, but they may be of concern — and how to protect yourself.

As part of our commitment to enabling partners worldwide, our Accredited Sales Expert Course (ASE) is now available in eight languages. Complete with translated content, navigation, transcripts and resources, these training courses are accessible to all partners and are the first step towards achieving NextWave Partner Program compliance.

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Securing industrial control system (ICS) networks is crucial in this age of advanced persistent threats. Mario Chiock and Del Rodillas developed of a full list of recommendations and core capabilities that define an ICS security platform

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We’re on the road with VMware and VMUG in the U.S. and Canada this month and next to discuss how you can strengthen your data center security without compromising application performance. Find an event near you to learn best practices for implementing advanced security services in a SDDC, to hear customer insights for deploying VMware NSX with micro-segmentation, and to get hands-on experience test-driving an integrated VMware-Palo Alto Networks solution.


We’re also on the road across North and South America with Citrix and CA for the next several weeks to talk about how enterprises can streamline virtualized data centers, radically simply network services for delivering critical applications and reduce complexity and cost, all without sacrificing performance and security. Join us at an event near you.



Here are upcoming events around the world that you should know about:

FSI Technical roundtable - Invitation only

  • When: November 25, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST
  • Where: Toronto, ON

Next-Generation Firewall Live Demo Webinar

  • When: November 25, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CET
  • Where: Online

Webinar Endpoint Security [Dutch]

  • When: November 25, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET
  • Where: Online


  • When: November 26, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

11月26日(水)製品体感セミナー(大阪) [Japanese]

  • When: November 26, 2014 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 大阪市北区

Next Generation Security Technical Workshop

  • When: November 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM GMT
  • Where: London

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: November 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Ultimate Test Drive Workshop on NSX

  • When: November 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT+8:00
  • Where: Perth, WA

Ultimate Test Drive Workshop on NSX

  • When: November 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT+11:00
  • Where: Sydney, NSW

APTs: An Enterprise Security Platform Approach to Prevention

  • When: November 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CET
  • Where: Online

Palo Alto Networks demo [Finnish]

  • When: November 27, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EET
  • Where: Online

11月28日(金)製品実感トレーニング [Japanese]

  • When: November 28, 2014 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Die Zwei um Zwölf: Highlights aus PAN-OS 6.1 [German]

  • When: November 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CET
  • Where: Online

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series - Baltimore, MD

  • When: December 2, 2014 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST
  • Where: Baltimore, MD

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series - Tampa, FL

  • When: December 2, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
  • Where: Tampa, FL

Webiner: Yeni Nesil Firewall Testi Nasıl Yapılmalı?

  • When: December 2, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EET
  • Where: Online

You Can Have It All – Sacramento

  • When: December 2, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM PST
  • Where: Sacramento, CA

Bli med og lær hvordan Software definert datasenter er med på å forme [Norwegian]

  • When: December 3, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CET
  • Where: Oslo

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: December 3, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series - Halifax, NS

  • When: December 4, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM AST
  • Where: Halifax, NS

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series - Memphis, TN

  • When: December 4, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM CST
  • Where: Memphis, TN

SINET Showcase & Workshops

  • When: December 4, 2014 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST
  • Where: Washington, DC


  • When: December 5, 2014 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区


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