While organizations have gained operational flexibility and lowered data center costs by deploying virtualization solutions, the true promise of a secure, agile, extensible, and flexible private cloud continues to be elusive. One of the key barriers is the ability to deploy security services at the same pace as virtual machine deployments without compromising the level of protection needed. VMware and Palo Alto Networks have partnered to address these challenges.
To serve their citizens, federal/national, state and local governments must gather, create, or process sensitive information. As various high-profile breaches have demonstrated, this data is not sufficiently protected, particularly from the insiders whose actions are responsible for the majority of public sector security incidents. Traditional network security focuses on detecting outsiders attempting to steal data or disrupt network operations, but does little to monitor or limit the actions of legitimate users that make mistakes or deliberately misuse data. User and directory controls verify legitimate users, but they won't prevent accidental disclosure of sensitive data, exfiltration of sensitive data by legitimate users, or insiders with stolen credentials from accessing data. Preventing security incidents and protecting government information requires a comprehensive, organization-wide access approach that can accommodate the context of individual users, the data they need access to, and the limits on what they can do with that data. The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform prevents security incidents while fully enabling user productivity by granting access contextually to those who need it, and denying it to all others. This, coupled with denying all applications that are not needed by the organization, immediately reduces a government organization’s threat posture.
When it comes to the use of software as a service (SaaS) applications within your organization, what you don’t know can hurt you. Like wolves in sheep’s clothing, unsanctioned or uncontrolled SaaS apps are probably sitting on your network right now, seemingly harmless and unobtrusive, enabling users to collaborate and do their jobs more productively. That is, until suddenly and without warning, they begin wreaking all sorts of havoc on your business, including data exposure, malware distribution and insertion, information leakage, and regulatory non-compliance.
The U.S. Government’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program “support(s) … government-wide and agency-specific efforts to provide adequate, risk-based, and cost-effective cybersecurity.” The CDM program is designed to roll out in three phases. This white paper describes how the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, in combination with select technology and delivery partners, supports all three CDM phases and enables agencies to achieve the security objectives of the program.
With the emergence of an application-driven economy and the persistent risk of cyberattacks, enterprises large and small are finding it critical to maintain highly available and continuous next-generation security protection for their network infrastructure.
You chose Panorama™ to enhance management functionality, improve visibility across your deployment of next-generation firewalls, and streamline your rule base. But you could take advantage of some additional benefits by slightly changing the way you have deployed
the product. Let’s explore how you can get the most out of your Panorama deployment.
Palo Alto Networks joined Financial Services Roundtable and Forbes as sponsors of the Georgia Tech Governance of Cybersecurity: 2015 Report in order to increase the awareness among senior leaders on the importance of cybersecurity risk management and proper investments in the right people, process and technologies need to prevent cyber threats.
Healthcare organizations are subject to the rapidly increasing rate of advanced attacks. With legacy endpoint protection solutions failing to protect systems from compromise, a new approach is needed to prevent compromise of protected healthcare information. Traps is an advanced endpoint protection solution with unique capabilities to prevent these threats.
This tech brief provides an overview of our patented App-ID classification technology that determines the exact identify of applications, irrespective of port, protocol, evasive tactic, or SSL encryption.
Traps™ implements a unique approach to advanced endpoint protection. The timeline in this Tech Brief uses a recent series of Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerabilities to clearly illustrate the critical need for a proactive prevention solution for zero-day vulnerability exploitation.
The large number of security vendors and range of products can make choosing a cohesive cybersecurity solution difficult. Download 10 Things Your Cybersecurity Solution Must Do to understand what you need to know to make the right decision.
Today our organizations remain highly vulnerable to modern cyberattacks, which have grown increasingly stealthy and persistent against traditional defenses. Serious incidents are not being detected in time, or at all, because security teams are either too dependent on narrow and outdated threat data, or they have no means to take action quickly, at scale, against all of the threat intelligence available to them
Next-generation implies that new methods of processing and securing network traffic are being used to provide visibility and control over traffic, applications, and threats. Enterprise security deals with threat protection for large and complex organizations; while cybersecurity scales the vast landscape of the Internet riddled with vulnerabilities and viruses.
MSOs are complex, diverse businesses that combine lowmargin,
high-capital cost services (e.g. basic TV, data and
voice) with aggressive growth businesses. In some respects
MSOs look like utilities, while in other respects they are
high-growth, leading-edge technology services companies.
MSOs are aggressively investing in growth strategies
that leverage their unique access and relationships with
subscribers and business customers.
The Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform enables service providers to address new challenges and opportunities — securing wireless and wireline infrastructure, enabling cloud services, NFV/SDN and delivering managed security services.
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