There are no flawless software systems or applications. When flaws result in security vulnerabilities, threat actors exploit them to compromise those systems and applications and, by extension, the endpoints on which they reside. Although software vendors issue patches to remediate flaws, many financial institutions do not apply all available patches to their production environments. In addition, when systems or applications reach their end-of-support, they no longer receive vulnerability patches from their vendors. These two scenarios describe the conditions under which a system or application is considered "unpatchable." When patching or upgrading is no longer feasible, security professionals need to identify alternative ways to secure the unpatchable systems and applications to support their ongoing use in the environment.
Through network security consolidation, government agencies can achieve tighter
integration between previously disparate systems while automating and simplifying
the process for responding to and preventing malicious activity.
As Governments adopt digital technologies – employee remote access, citizen self-service, SaaS, cloud, and more – these same technologies introduce new points where the network can be infiltrated, and new valuable data that must be secured. The result was a cyber security arms race where new threats were countered with new security point products.
Today, governments are consolidating security appliances and functions to gain better visibility and use scarce cybersecurity professionals wisely.
Read this use case to discover
• The advantages of a platform approach to network security consolidation.
• Best practices for deployment.
• How a government agency eliminated 10 security appliances at every location, simplifying compliance, management and reporting while improving security.
Growing amounts of SSL/TLS encrypted traffic can be hiding threats. Decrypting and inspecting encrypted traffic can add latency, costs and management overhead. Read how this federal agency chose Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to decrypt traffic inline and whitelist applications, reducing risk, increasing performance and simplifying security management.
A strong cyber defense, agile to the needs of governments globally as well as to adversaries’ tactics and tool changes, is germane to the future. Palo Alto Networks meets the cybersecurity needs of its government customers by providing a future-proof platform with visibility, prevention and resilience – from the endpoint to the heart of the network, data center and cloud – and for all threat types for IT and OT networks.
This paper highlights an innovative security approach that eliminates the wide range of cloud risks that can cause breaches, while enabling organizations to achieve consistent and frictionless cloud protections for multi-cloud environments..
As a leading provider of benefits administration services, TRI-AD understands the importance of protecting the private information of its clients’ plan participants. Recognizing the rise of evermore sophisticated cyberthreats, the firm decided to simplify its network security infrastructure by replacing a mix of firewalls, VPN appliances and antivirus software with a single, integrated approach using Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generaton Security Platorm.
Zero Trust is revolutionizing network security architecture: it is data-centric and designed to stop data breaches. Zero Trust also adds a layer of agility to modern networks that is impossible to do in traditional network designs. These 21st century networks have been adopted by government entities and large enterprises around the world.
Public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform, can quickly and economically accommodate unexpected or temporary business computing workloads. Many aviation organizations are extending their private data centers to the public cloud for a hybrid cloud model for competitive and operational benefits. In the aviation industry, concerns over data, workloads, siloed legacy systems, processes, infrastructure security and latency are still a major concern. Regardless of where data resides, is ultimately the target of malicious entities. Learn how Palo Alto Networks is taking care of this challenge.
In recent years, cybersecurity has emerged as one of the top concerns for the leadership of business and government organizations around the world. The troubling number of high-profile attacks targeting some of the largest companies in the world has led many to question whether adequate measures are in place on their own networks. Sophisticated attackers are employing new techniques to penetrate a network, and using methodologies to avoid detection by masking their activities in legitimate application traffic.
SSL-encrypted traffic is growing in government networks, resulting in multiple blind spots for security monitoring tools and creating an opportunity for attackers to hide malware. Many governments are considering or mandating the decryption of encrypted communications moving in and out of their networks. While traditional approaches favor dedicated SSL decryption appliances, these add latency, costs and increase time to resolution for security incide
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