Overview of how the Palo Alto Networks security platform can protect Microsoft environments from the network, to the cloud to the endpoint. Discussions include hardware and virtualized form-factor firewalls, security for Office 365 and Azure, and protection for endpoints and servers.
Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust. With Zero Trust there is no default trust for any entity—including users, devices, applications, and packets—regardless of what it is and its location on or relative to the corporate network. This paper discusses the need for a Zero Trust approach to network security, how the Palo Alto Networks® next-generation security platform delivers on these requirements, and provides guidance on how to progressively migrate to a Zero Trust architecture.
This White Paper is available in: Chinese (simple), Chinese (traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
The Security Reference Blueprint for Banking IT provides a framework in which banks can secure their network, users, and applications using the core capabilities of Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform.
As your organization evolves from traditional data centers to virtualized and cloud environments, your security architectures must evolve to support your changing set of requirements. This white paper describes the challenges of virtualized data center and cloud computing environments, and how to address them with next-generation firewalls.
Every day, the U.S. federal government experiences increasingly sophisticated and persistent cyberthreats. The government is expending significant resources to ensure the cybersecurity of federal networks, systems and data remains a top priority.
Today’s enterprise security deployments require a network security management solution that provides the following:
• Centralized administration with automated and stream-lined management and configuration processes
• Greater network visibility with comprehensive reporting across the entire network security environment
• Prioritization of critical threats to enable faster, more effective incident response
Implementing a central management system to view and preside over your many firewall deployments can give you full visibility into your entire network and help you to orchestrate detection and protection based on real-time intelligence. This chapter highlights Palo Alto Networks’ methodology for implementing Panorama and our best practices for managing multiple firewalls.
Windows® XP end-of-life is a critical threat exposure for XP users. Security was one of the major drivers for Microsoft’s decision to end support for this operating system. No doubt, the intention was to urge enterprises to upgrade their systems. In reality, however, Windows XP systems are still deployed in many organizations.
This technical brief outlines how Traps secures endpoint systems that run Windows XP, while enabling you to manage your XP upgrade policy at your own pace as you maintain acceptable levels of security and compliance.
First principles in a designated problem space are so fundamental as to be self-evident; so true that no expert in the field can argue against them. Experts use them like building blocks to derive everything else that is worth -knowing in the problem domain. In this paper, we propose that the first principle for all network defenders is to prevent high-risk material impact to the organization.
Healthcare organizations are increasingly under attack by cybercriminals, putting sensitive patient information,
such as medications, diagnoses and Social Security numbers, at risk. The Anthem breach in early 2015 exposed
the fact that, despite substantial investments made in securing their networks to be HIPAA compliant, healthcare
providers are not fully protected against advanced cyberattacks.
This book provides an in-depth overview of next-generation firewalls. It examines the evolution of network security, the rise of Enterprise 2.0 applications and their associated threats, the shortcomings of traditional firewalls, and the advanced capabilities found in next-generation firewalls.