Training Is Essential to Reducing Cybersecurity Risk

May 17, 2018
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Any technology requires proper training to ensure best practices are followed and the products are operating as intended, but this is especially important in cybersecurity. In today’s connected society, the dangers of an untrained cybersecurity workforce are far-reaching and potentially devastating to an unprepared organization. Whether it’s financial documents, patient information, personal data or intellectual property on an enterprise network, information must be unequivocally secured since improperly configured security infrastructure could grind your entire business to a halt.

Protecting your business means choosing the right security technology, and Palo Alto Networks provides highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks and mobile devices through our Security Operating Platform.

To ensure our customers develop the right skills to take full advantage of these innovations, we are excited to announce the new Palo Alto Networks training curriculum, now available. Our updated training portfolio adds new courses to the curriculum, which we have shared on our website. These courses, offered from Palo Alto Networks and our Authorized Training Centers, are now available globally.

I am especially excited by our new EDU-214, Optimizing Firewall Threat Prevention. We meet many customers who buy our next-gen firewall but use it like everyone else’s firewall, not realizing the full functionality and threat prevention features that our Security Operating Platform provides. An underutilized firewall doesn’t do much for their overall security posture.

Our Threat Prevention curriculum covers best practices around blocking threats from all key sources – for example, using App-ID with custom signatures to block threats from phishing and stolen credentials. If you want to get the most out of your Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, this curriculum is for you.

Training from Palo Alto Networks and our Authorized Training Centers delivers knowledge and expertise that prepare you to protect our digital way of life.

Education is a critical part of security preparedness. Save time, reduce risk, maximize value and realize the full potential of your next-generation firewall from Palo Alto Networks by investing in the proper training for security administrators.

For more information, please visit

For a list of worldwide Authorized Training Centers, please visit

And if you’re coming to Palo Alto Networks Ignite ’18 in Anaheim, May 21–24, visit us at the Education booth! We’ll be happy to share more about the Palo Alto Networks Training and Certification Program.

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