Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – November 29

Nov 29, 2014
4 minutes

We have rounded up all of the top Palo Alto Networks news from this past week.


Have you seen the surprise cameo in this year’s best love story yet?


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.

email_CFP banner_PAN_IC15_660x200

As 2014 comes to a close, Palo Alto Networks subject matter experts check in on what they see as major topics and trends for 2015:

Be sure to watch this space for more predictions from our experts over the next 2 weeks.

2015 Predictions Image-01

This month’s Customer Spotlight focused on Annie Wright Schools and how they used Palo Alto Networks to help solve their BYOD security problems.


Our recent PAN-OS 6.1 release included a number of key updates for our Enterprise Security Platform. Watch Samantha Madrid, Director of Product Marketing, discuss why these key updates are important for organizations embracing cloud infrastructure.

samantha madrid

Palo Alto Networks researchers address CVE-2014-6332 SWF exploit.

We announced our Picture It winner for October -- Congratulations Tim from Germany!

Palo Alto Networks exhibited at Black Hat Sao Paulo this week where our executives demonstrated WildFire and Traps enterprise security solutions.


Palo Alto Networks will be at two of important service provider industry events next week in New York: The Future of Cable Business Services 2014 and Mobile Network Security Strategies 2014. Check out details of appearances by Christer Swartz, Palo Alto Networks Consulting Engineer for Data Center and Virtualization.

Join Palo Alto Networks & Isabelle Dumont at the Healthcare Cyber Security Summit. Find out when, where, and how to get 20% off your registration.


We’re on the road with VMware and VMUG in the U.S. and Canada this month 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 simplify network services for delivering critical applications, and reduce complexity and cost, all without sacrificing performance and security. Join us at an event near you.


Want to have all of the latest insights, research and threat intelligence from Unit 42 delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today.



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

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? [Turkish]

  • 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

Texas A&M University Happy Hour Event

  • When: December 8, 2014 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST
  • Where: College Station, TX

Ultimate Test Drive Workshop on NSX

  • When: December 8, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (GMT + 10:00)
  • Where: Brisbane, QLD

Executive roundtable - Invitation only

  • When: December 9, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
  • Where: Toronto, ON

Toronto maple Leafs Vs Calgary Flames

  • When: December 9, 2014 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM EST
  • Where: Toronto, ON

Ultimate Test Drive Workshop on NSX

  • When: December 9, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT+13:00
  • Where: Auckland

You can have it all: datacenter security without compromise

  • When: December 9, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM GMT+4:00
  • Where: Online

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

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

Palo Alto's Next-Generation Security - Ultimate Test Drive

  • When: December 10, 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
  • Where: State College, PA

Приглашаем вас на участие в мастер-классе Palo Alto Networks по защите [Russian]

  • When: December 10, 2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM GMT+3:00
  • Where: Moscow


  • When: December 11, 2014 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Subscribe to the Newsletter!

Sign up to receive must-read articles, Playbooks of the Week, new feature announcements, and more.