Integrating best-of-breed network, cloud and endpoint security with industry-leading threat intelligence, Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform delivers the visibility, security and control customers require to enhance their security posture without compromising business efficiency. Customers can now confidently detect cyberthreats and prevent breaches at every stage of the attack lifecycle in a highly automated manner.
Palo Alto Networks threat researchers are constantly analyzing different facets of advanced threats looking for new ways to both identify and prevent compromise. In this research paper, the team analyzes changes in cookies to understand how they’re effected by malware in an effort to determine whether cookie behavior can be used to determine maliciousness and infection.
A comprehensive security strategy for federal and other government agencies requires in-depth analysis of encrypted traffic to detect and prevent hidden attacks and data leakage. As more Internet traffic is encrypted, increasing numbers of attackers, including state-sponsored actors, are using this technology to hide malware, and botnet-based command and control traffic to exfiltrate data and escalate the likelihood of successful attacks. Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provides a combination of advanced capabilities to prevent undesired applications and malicious content, including the decryption and scrutinization of encrypted communications, along with Hardware Security Module (HSM) support for enhanced performance and security of certificate and key management.
Federal agencies are facing an explosion of endpoints in both volume and variety. How are Federal IT managers handling this endpoint epidemic? What¹s the best approach to building an effective, practical, and enforceable endpoint strategy? What are the challenges and what¹s the path forward? To find out, MeriTalk and Palo Alto Networks examined endpoint security strategies and efforts across the U.S. Federal government, surveying 100 Federal IT managers and 100 non-IT Federal employees.
Evolution of Next-Generation Managed Network Security Services
For almost twenty years, the centerpiece of any corporate security strategy has been the firewall. As soon as there were appliances, there were services providers who offered to manage the firewall.
The AUTR provides visibility into the real-world threat and application landscape, helping security teams to understand how adversaries are attempting to attack organizations around the world and build proactive, actionable controls. Built by the Unit 42 threat research team, the report correlates data from more than 7,000 enterprise organizations, providing broad visibility into critical trends.
Outlines the benefits of intelligently integrating security functions into your firewall, why past approaches have failed, and how Palo Alto Networks succeeded with our single-pass architecture approach.
Forrester conducted a survey of 125 organizations to determine the current challenges and trends in endpoint security. The survey determined that organizations have a need for zero-day exploit and unknown malware prevention, and a desire for endpoint solutions that integrate with network and cloud components. Furthermore, organizations use products that provide varying prevention capabilities on the endpoint. This paper compares and contrasts these approaches to endpoint protection.
This paper examines modern endpoint protection, describing how the evolution of malware has created a need for a modernized approach to endpoint protection. It also looks at the role of Palo Alto Networks Traps offering in this critical market.
With today's growing cyber threats, you undoubtedly have multiple layers of security in place to ensure your data is protected. The problem is that the existing endpoint technologies are just not adequate, leaving you to spend much of your time trying to keep up with patches, then detecting, remediating, and often re-imaging systems when you should be preventing these breaches.
This whitepaper will introduce you to a better way, Traps, Palo Alto Networks Advanced Endpoint Protection is not only a product like no other, but an entirely new category that is going to change the way you think about endpoint protection.
One of the most prominent and advanced threats to government networks is advanced delivery and execution of zero-day malware. The adversary effectively utilizes technology and has enhanced their ability to create and deliver highly effective unknown or zero-day malware through advanced persistent threats (APTs). To improve defense and resilience, governments are creating their own private threat intelligence clouds based on Palo Alto Networks WildFire™. This architecture enables immediate analysis of the unknown threats and swiftly pushes prevention to all of the physical and virtual Palo Alto Networks platforms from data center to endpoint within the network.
By employing Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection as a compensating control, businesses can keep Windows Server 2003 systems compliant and secure, even after EOS.
Threat actors who pursue the most effective means to circumvent existing endpoint security measures rely on exploits, especially those that leverage unknown software vulnerabilities (commonly referred to as “zero-day exploits”). Embedded in specially crafted data files and content, such as Adobe® PDF and Microsoft® Word documents, zero-day exploits subvert legitimate applications to carry out nefarious activities. Their ability to evade traditional antivirus solutions, and a lack of vendor security patches, often leave organizations with little in terms of preventive measures against zero-day exploits, which generally serve as the initial stage of a targeted attack.
This paper provides a list of the Top 10 Zero-Day Exploits of 2015, offers several possible conclusions based on the types of exploits and their associated cybercrime campaigns, and discusses three particularly effective zero-day exploits in brief case studies.
The paper then introduces the reader to a technical solution that prevents security breaches which leverage zero-day exploits, including the Top 10 Zero-Day Exploits of 2015 that are listed in this document, without prior knowledge of the application vulnerabilities which they exploit. The solution safely enables organizations to continue the use of their applications regardless of the existence of zero-day exploits, the discovery of application vulnerabilities, or the deployment of security patches.
In this paper we will explore the adoption of IPv6, outline security considerations and concerns, and cover the support of IPv6 on the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall. Regardless of where you appear on the spectrum for IPv6 adoption, making the switch to the next-generation platform provides tremendous benefit by enabling organizations to implement security services, control errant and unmonitored usage of IPv6, provide a path to consistently secure traffic, and ease migration.