Visibility

Improved visibility into application usage based on users gives you a more relevant picture of network activity.

Policy Control

Tying user and group information to the security policies allows you to control application usage while reducing the administrative effort associated with end-user moves, adds and changes.

Logging, Reporting, Forensics

If a security incident occurs, forensics analysis and reporting based on user information provides a more complete picture of the incident.

User and group information must be directly integrated into the technology platforms that secure modern organizations. Knowing who is using the applications on your network, and who may have transmitted a threat or is transferring files, strengthens security policies and reduces incident response times. User-ID, a standard feature on Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, enables you to leverage user information stored in a wide range of repositories.

Visibility into a User’s Application Activity

Visibility into the application activity at a user level, not just an IP address level, allows you to more effectively enable the applications traversing the network. You can align application usage with business requirements and, if appropriate, inform users that they are in violation of policy, or even block their application usage outright.

User-Based Policy Control

Policies can be defined to safely enable applications based on users or groups of users, in either outbound or inbound directions, for example, allow only the IT department to use tools such as SSH, telnet, and FTP on standard ports. With User-ID, policy follows the users no matter where they go – headquarters, branch office or at home – and whatever device they may use.

User-Based Analysis, Reporting and Forensics

Informative reports on user activities can be generated using any one of the pre-defined reports or by creating a custom report.


 

Cloud Security is a Shared Responsibility

This brief discusses the responsibilities of cloud vendors and organizations for securing the cloud in various environments.

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SaaS Security Checklist

This checklist provides a breakdown of the most essential criteria that should be a part of your SaaS security solution.

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University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton has a global online presence with users based in the UK and around the world. By placing its trust in Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall solutions it keeps its business critical network safe, secure and accessible to 3,500 staff and 25,000 students.

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Security Platform for Healthcare Providers

Palo Alto Networks® enterprise security platform is well suited for healthcare providers. Our ability to provide full visibility into all network traffic based on application (App-ID™), users (User-ID™) and content (Content-ID™) enables your security staff to rapidly assess the current state of your information and network security without any disruption to daily operations. You can discover where the organization is most at risk and make informed decisions about where to implement tighter controls. This Solution Brief available in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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