Next-Generation Performance Testing for Next-Generation Firewalls

Posted by Samaresh Nair on Sep 3, 2021 3:52:45 PM

Friday, September 3, 2021

By Samaresh Nair, Palo Alto Networks

Firewalls have evolved over the last 20 years from stateless packet-based processing to stateful firewalls that were still based on ports and protocols. Then came the next evolution of Next Generation Firewall (NGFW). NGFWs are what's known as "application aware."

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Topics: Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, Performance Testing

Video: An Introduction to sed

Posted by Charles Buege on Aug 31, 2021 4:16:15 PM

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member, Chicago Chapter Leader

Sed is a *nix-based (Unix and Linux) text editing tool that allows you to rapidly change out text in a file in a single place or multiple via command-line or with a script. In this video how-to, Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee member and Chicago chapter leader, provides an overview of sed and shows examples of how a *nix administrator can utilize it in their daily work.

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Topics: Charles Buege, sed

‘An Active Community’: A Q&A With Palo Alto Networks LIVEcommunity Solutions Engineers

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 29, 2021 2:21:25 PM

Thursday, July 29, 2021

By Fuel HQ

For IT and network security professionals, it’s crucial to have access to quick, applicable solutions in order to address threats in the ever-changing security landscape. For Palo Alto Networks users, help is just a click away in the LIVEcommunity. This peer-to-peer forum allows industry professionals to not only work together to troubleshoot threats, but also openly discuss ways to enhance an interface and navigate different products and services.

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Topics: Palo Alto Networks, LIVEcommunity

Multi-Industry POV: Open Source Q&A

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 10, 2021 11:09:09 AM

Thursday, June 10, 2021

By Fuel HQ

View part 1 of the Open Source series here.

Open source software has come a long way over the years and more cybersecurity professionals have started to adopt it into their programs. In part two of our Open Source series, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC) members share their thoughts on the software's progression over time and how industry professionals can safely control it.

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Topics: Open Source Software, Open Source

Multi-Industry POV: Open Source Misconceptions

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 28, 2021 1:00:54 PM

Friday, May 28, 2021

By Fuel HQ

Open source software has come a long way from its early days. But that doesn’t mean misconceptions and myths no longer exist. We spoke with members of the Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC), who serve across different industries, to get their perspectives on open source and help us do a little myth busting.

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Topics: Myths, Open Source Software, Open Source

Video: How to Set Up an Elasticsearch Cluster

Posted by Charles Buege on May 13, 2021 3:23:07 PM

Thursday, May 13, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member, Chicago Chapter Leader

Elasticsearch is a very powerful distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents. In this video, Charles Buege, Fuel EAC member and Chicago chapter leader, shows you how to go about setting up your own basic Elasticsearch cluster. From here, you can then expand this into your own needs, scale it out across as many nodes as you'd like and start working with this exceptionally versatile open source tool.

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Topics: Charles Buege, elasticsearch, elasticsearch cluster

Fuel Launches Updated Virtual Lab

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 3, 2021 5:13:08 PM

Monday, May 3, 2021

By Fuel HQ

Fuel logo

Over the past few months, Fuel has been working to update the Fuel Virtual Lab, an environment where users can practice and get familiar with Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS releases. The pre-built lab environment provides access to desktop clients, Linux servers and Palo Alto Networks’ Next-Generation Firewall, and allows users to freely configure to test different features.

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Topics: PAN-OS 10, virtual lab, update

‘Fuel’ Your Professional Development With These Resources

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 29, 2021 1:19:43 PM

Thursday, April 29

By Fuel HQ


Cybersecurity never sleeps — and what’s new today could be old tomorrow. In the spirit of continuous learning, we’ve rounded up a few resources to help you stay on top of your game.

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Topics: professional development, resources

Career Spotlight: Tanya Janca on Public Speaking, Mentoring and Women in InfoSec

Posted by Annabel Steele on Mar 30, 2021 11:31:00 AM

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

By Annabel Steele, Fuel HQ

Tanya Janca Image

Tanya Janca gazed out over the sea of expectant faces, her heart thumping so loudly she thought they could all probably hear it too. For a moment, she had one abstract, panicked thought:

Can you die of public speaking? Is that possible?!

But she took a deep breath and launched into her talk.

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Topics: Tanya Janca, InfoSec, Information Security

The Parts of a Computer Explained for the Average Person

Posted by Charles Buege and Laura Penhallow on Mar 16, 2021 1:57:21 PM

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member, Chicago Fuel Chapter Leader

Parts of a computer

First off, this is a non-technical article. This is a very different direction from my normal articles, but as you read, you’ll see that this is the intention. I’ve been working with computers for over 30 years. Even back in junior high school, computers always came easily to me. I’m lucky like that. I simply always just “knew” how to make a computer do whatever I wanted it to. I just seemed to inherently know how to “bend it to my will” as some of my friends would say. Needless to say, others I know aren’t as fortunate, so I have been asked many, many times over the years about the different parts of the computer, what they do, etc.

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Topics: Charles Buege, computer, parts of a computer

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