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October 3, 2015  7:27 AM

Palo Alto Networks firewalls Account Administration Roles -101 – Series 1

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Firewalls, LDAP, Palo Alto Networks, Radius, tacacs

Palo Alto Network Firewalls by default comes with a predefined admin account; further additional admin accounts can be added. Before jumping into types of roles Palo Alto Networks firewalls offers its better to get aware what different method Palo Alto Networks Firewall offers for Administrators...

September 17, 2015  5:06 AM

How to ace Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE6) exam?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Palo Alto Networks

It’s a known fact that there are very limited resources one can avail for the preparations of the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE6) exam.  One has to rely completely on Palo Alto resources,...


September 12, 2015  10:38 AM

What is the difference between Candidate configuration & Running Configuration in Palo Alto Firewalls?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CLI, configuration, Firewalls, Palo Alto Networks, router, virtual

Palo Alto Networks Firewalls comes with following config types

  • Candidate Configuration
  • Running Configuration
When ever some one creates a new policy or changes the configuration settings of an existing Security Policy or any other parameters like zone, Virtual...


September 9, 2015  7:11 AM

How to access Palo Alto firewall for the first time?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
firewall, HTTP, Palo Alto Networks, SNMP, Telnet

Palo Alto firewalls comes with a built in out of band management interface, labeled MGT and a serial console cable. One can access the Palo Alto firewall by connecting his/her laptop with an IP address in 192.168.1.0/24 subnet to the management interface and can access the firewall using a...


September 7, 2015  5:51 AM

Palo Alto Networks Virtual Platforms are good for Securing East –West traffic    

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
AWS, Data Center, KVM, OpenStack, Palo Alto Networks, VMs, VMware

With the dominance of Virtualized environments like VMware, KVM, Citrix SDX and Amazon AWS, there is a challenge of securing East-West traffic. Like many other security vendors Palo Alto does offers various Virtual Platforms to protect virtualized data center and East-West traffic. Palo Alto...


September 3, 2015  5:43 AM

Palo Alto Network Firewall Architecture – Know how

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
firewall, IPsec, NAT, Palo Alto Networks, SSL

Palo Alto takes a good approach in designing the architecture for their next generation firewalls. Palo Alto offers processors dedicated to security function that work in parallel. Palo Alto firewall contains separate Control Plane and Data Plane. By separating them Palo Alto is ensuring that...


September 1, 2015  5:07 AM

What is Single Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) Architecture?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Application firewalls, Palo Alto Networks, URL

When it comes to Next Generation firewalls, it’s quite common to see most of the Next Generation firewalls does serial processing, of various policies applied in that particular NG Firewall, which in turn delays the processing of various policies like firewall policy, URL Filtering, IPS, AV, etc....


June 10, 2015  5:35 AM

Palo Alto releases PAN-OS 7.0

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
firewall, Gartner, Palo Alto Networks, Policy, Security

Palo Alto Networks one of the leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for next generation firewall released their new version of PAN-OS 7.0 trail. Currently PAN-OS is available to Palo Alto customers who possess a valid support...


April 20, 2015  6:49 PM

Is Palo Alto Networks heading towards the NG IPS dominance?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
NSS Labs, Palo Alto Networks

The recently released Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) Test Report by NSS labs recognizes the Palo Alto Networks Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) service for its strong security efficiency. NSS Labs performed an independent test of the Palo Alto Networks PA-5020 PAN-OS v6.1.1...


April 12, 2015  5:01 AM

Android Installer Hijacking Vulnerability is capable of exposing Android users to malware’s.

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Amazon, Android, Google, Mobile, Palo Alto Networks, Password, samsung

It’s been estimated that almost half of Android devices are prone to newly discovered vulnerability “Android installer hijacking”. This vulnerability is capable of allowing third parties to access an Android device and empowers them to install their own surveillance malware; even they can...


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