Preventing Threats Using Palo Alto Firewalls

Today’s threats are evolving, with many hiding inside of encrypted traffic. This course will teach you to use Palo Alto’s NGFW & Threat Prevention Cloud to stop malicious content, including zero-day and DoS attacks, even if the traffic is encrypted.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 14, 2019
Duration
2h 47m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 14, 2019
Duration
2h 47m
Description

The number of threats that will disrupt business activities is continuing to grow and evolve, and they are becoming harder to detect partly because they are lurking inside of encrypted traffic that most devices cannot see into. In this course, Preventing Threats Using Palo Alto Firewalls, you will gain the ability to stop malicious and unsanctioned traffic, whether or not it is inside encrypted traffic. First, you will learn how to configure various security profiles such as Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, and Denial of Service mitigations. Next, you will discover how to leverage Palo Alto’s WildFire® and AutoFocus™ to stop zero-day attacks, even if no one else has seen the malicious content before. Finally, you will explore how to decrypt the traffic that flows through your organization’s network so you can apply these threat prevention mechanisms to all traffic. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of using the Palo Alto firewall to prevent various threats, even if they are inside of encrypted traffic -- which is needed to secure your network from today’s advanced threats.

About the author
About the author

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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Craig Stansbury. Welcome to my course, Preventing Threats Using Palo Alto Firewalls. I am a network security consultant for my company, Stanstech. Today's threats are always evolving and even hiding inside of encrypted traffic. Both of these issues can make discovering and preventing them very difficult. In this course, we're going to learn how to leverage Palo Alto's threat prevention mechanisms to block malicious and unsanctioned traffic, even if it is encrypted. Some of the major topics that we will cover include configuring security profiles to prevent malicious content and denial-of-service attacks, levering Palo Alto Networks' WildFire and AutoFocus to block zero-day attacks, even if no one else has seen the malicious content before, and configuring decryption policies so you can apply the previous two features to all traffic, even if it is encrypted. By the end of the course, you'll know how to leverage Palo Alto's Next-Generation Firewall to prevent malicious content, regardless if the traffic is encrypted or not. From here, continue your learning by diving into Palo Alto firewalls with courses on Panorama & High Availability, Configuring User-ID, Securing Traffic, and Configuring NAT and VPNs. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn threat prevention and decryption with the Preventing Threats Using Palo Alto Firewalls course at Pluralsight.