Have you heard? Palo Alto Networks launched the new PAN-OS® 8.0 earlier in February, and it’s packed with exciting new features. Fuel volunteers Jason, Steinar and Eugene were invited to beta test PAN-OS® 8.0 and share their feedback.
This roundtable edition focuses on PAN-OS® 8.0 changes that Fuel beta testers think will be most impactful — and most surprising — for users.
Here’s what they had to say:
On PAN-OS® 8.0 changes that will
be most impactful for users:
Jason: Administrator-Level Commit and Revert, Clientless SSL VPN, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) support, and traps logs in Panorama.
Steinar: I think the new hardware fills a sweet spot in the Nordics. And the pricing seems to be more in line with competition.
Eugene: Improved techniques in threat prevention, such as in WildFire service and Command-and-Control (C2) prevention by using advanced C2 signatures.
On what other users may find surprising about PAN-OS® 8.0:
Jason: Administrator-Level Commit and Revert and traps logs in Panorama.
Steinar: New metrics and price points.
Eugene: Hardware IP Address Blocking on systems that support it, and now monitoring blocked IP addresses via the Web UI, which was traditionally done via the command-line only.
About Fuel Volunteer Beta Testers:
Jason, a security engineer and member of Fuel for two years, has been using Palo Alto Products since 2011.
Steinar, a senior advisor and member of Fuel for two years, has been using Palo Alto Products since 2009.
Eugene, a systems engineer and member of Fuel for nearly two years, has been using Palo Alto Products since 2011.
Stay tuned to Fuel for Thought for more Fuel member feedback on PAN-OS® 8.0!