This course will teach you how to deploy a brand-new Palo Alto firewall, enabling you to configure administrative settings, set up routing, create objects, and apply them to security policies to shape your enterprise’s network traffic.
Now, more than ever before, there are more sophisticated threats geared towards enterprise networks and disrupting their day-to-day business, requiring a comprehensive solution to mitigate and prevent these attacks. In this course, Deploying, Administering, and Securing Palo Alto Firewalls, you will gain the ability to protect your network using Palo Alto’s Next Generation Firewall. First, you will learn how firewalls have evolved over the years to combat ever changing threats, and how Palo Alto is leading the way. Next, you will discover how to deploy the firewall out-of-the-box and configure administrative and back-end settings. Lastly, you will explore how to setup routing, create security zones, addresses, applications and service objects, and how to tie it all together into a security policy to shape your network’s traffic. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of a Network Security Engineer needed to administer Palo Alto’s Next Generation Firewall.
Craig is a former Marine that has over a decade of IT experience, mainly focusing on Palo Alto Firewalls and Cisco Routers and Switches, and has certifications from both vendors. When not working, Craig enjoys spending time with his family.
Course Overview (Music playing) Hi everyone, my name is Craig Stansbury. Welcome to my course, Deploying, Administering, and Securing Palo Alto Firewalls. I am a senior network engineer, as well as a networking consultant with a decade of IT experience. Palo Alto networks is continuing to gain market share of the enterprise network firewall space and continues to be a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader. As network threats continue to evolve, you need to make sure your enterprise network is secured against them, and learning Palo Alto's Next Generation firewall will help you do just that. In this course, we're going to take a Palo Alto firewall from an out-of-the-box state and configure it to shape network traffic based on our security policy. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the evolution of firewalls over the years and how Palo Alto is leading the way, how to initialize a Palo Alto and configure management settings, configuring routing, security zone, and address and service objects, and configuring security policy rules to shape our traffic. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid foundation of how to administer a Palo Alto Next Generation firewall to secure your network. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic network routing concepts, as well as general IT terminology. I hope you'll join me on this journey about Palo Alto's Next Generation firewall with the Deploying, Administering, and Securing Palo Alto Firewalls course at Pluralsight.