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4 Things to Consider When Deploying a NAT Policy

Posted by Charles Buege on Jun 17, 2019 3:41:57 PM

Monday, June 17, 2019

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

NAT PolicySince my IT career hasn’t been a “traditional one,” and by that, I am referring to someone that wears one primary hat – developer, security officer, network engineer, etc., — I’ve always had the need to keep track of all of the tricks and tips that I’ve come across over the years. In that vein, what I’ve done is created my own documentation for different broad topics (like CentOS, Windows PowerShell, etc.) and then organized those documents into different sections covering how to do something, a quick reference guide to make my life easier. This way, I can come to a single document on a given topic, do a quick find on a certain keyword, and get the command or instructions for something I only do once every year or two.

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Topics: NAT Policy

How to Build an IPSec Tunnel Between a Palo Alto Networks Firewall and a Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance)

Posted by Charles Buege on May 20, 2019 3:51:27 PM

Monday, May 20, 2019

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

In this next article of our IPSec Tunnel series, we will cover what it takes to connect a Palo Alto Networks firewall to a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). For me, this became a necessity from nearly day one of having my PA-220 in my home lab, as it was right next to my Cisco ASA. Having services behind each network that I wanted to talk to each other meant that getting the tunnel built between them was a quick necessity.

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Topics: Charles Buege, IPSec Tunnel, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA

Talking Google Kubernetes Engine with Pradeep Biradar

Posted by Charles Buege on Apr 10, 2019 3:27:18 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pradeep BiradarPradeep Biradar is a software engineer for Palo Alto Networks, working on the public cloud team. He recently wrote a detailed blog post on the Palo Alto Networks Live Community blog, sharing how to secure a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) environment on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). 

We spoke with Pradeep to learn more about his career, his thoughts on what cybersecurity professionals should keep an eye on, and dove into some of the specifics of GKE.

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Topics: the cloud, public cloud, Pradeep Biradar, Google Kubernetes Engine, RedLock, Industry 4.0, Google Cloud Platform

How to Build an IPSec Tunnel Between a Palo Alto Networks Firewall and an IPFire Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on Mar 21, 2019 3:29:40 PM

Thursday, March 21, 2019

From Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

Continuing my series on how to setup IPSec tunnels on Palo Alto Networks firewalls, this article covers how to connect to an IPFire firewall. As I wrote in the initial article in this series, I realized not everyone would necessarily have access to the same resources I would. This got me thinking – how could someone with access to only one Palo Alto Networks firewall learn how to setup and configure IPSec tunnels? 

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Topics: Charles Buege, Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, IPSec Tunnel, how-to articles, IPFire

How to Build an IPSec Tunnel Between Two Palo Alto Networks Firewalls

Posted by Charles Buege on Jan 7, 2019 12:55:33 PM

Monday, January 7, 2018

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

IPSec Tunnel Header ImageSetting up a connection between two sites is a very common thing to do. With a Palo Alto Networks firewall to any provider, it’s very simple. With a Palo Alto Networks firewall to another Palo Alto Networks firewall, it’s even easier. Here’s a step-by-step process for how to get an IPSec tunnel built between two Palo Alto Network firewalls.

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Setting up SSH on a Non-Standard Port Using Certificate Authentication

Posted by Charles Buege on Oct 5, 2018 3:21:11 PM

Then Permitting Access Through a Palo Alto PA-220 Next-Generation Firewall to Destination Server

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member | Friday, October 5, 2018

Fuel_SSH How To
Being able to securely connect with an SSH connection is one item that IT professionals need to do all the time, and knowing that the pathway to your system is as secure as possible is of vital importance. In this article, I will review the following items:

 

  • Setting up a second instance of SSH on a non-standard port number
  • Configuring SSH to require a certificate for authentication instead of a username and password
  • Configuring your Palo Alto PA-220 next-generation firewall (PA-220) to allow the connection through that port 

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Topics: Charles Buege, SSH Connection

How to Set Up a Palo Alto Networks PA-220 Next-Generation Firewall from Factory Defaults

Posted by Charles Buege on Jul 23, 2018 3:41:22 PM

Monday, July 23, 2018

By Charles Buege, a Fuel User Group member

PA-220Charles Buege is a Fuel User Group member who has a home lab setup unlike most others. Using a commercial internet provider and running multiple firewalls, his home lab gives him plenty of hands-on learning experience that can translate into his daily work environment. Here he shares how he set up the Palo Alto Networks PA-220 next-generation firewall. Be sure to read his other Fuel blog post, “My Journey to SSL Decryption.”

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Topics: next-generation firewall, PA-220, Charles Buege

My Journey to SSL Decryption

Posted by Charles Buege on Nov 14, 2017 2:29:15 PM

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member | Tuesday, November 14, 2017

My name is Charles and I’ve been trying to implement SSL Decryption for eight months. I’m likely one of many who has encountered issues, and I’d like to share my story so you know you aren’t alone.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Spark User Summits, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Fuel member stories, SSL decryption, Charles Buege

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