by Blake Wofford
As you might've quessed, I'm a huge fan of Palo Alto Networks products. They just keep coming out with innovations that work and, honestly, they have the most user-friendly products around.
If it's possible, I'm even more excited about PAN-OS 7.0. Enhancing existing features is one thing, but to add features like automatically identifying compromised hosts, reducing the response time from alert to action, streamlining management processes, and reducing human errors--that just takes the cake!
PAN-OS 7.0 will take the ACC interface and make it even easier to use by adding custom widgets that make drilling down to actionable data even easier. That means: instead of spending hours tracking down a single threat, verifying whether or not it is real (or just a false positive) and actioning against it--now that time is significantly reduced.
Being a Palo Alto Networks fan doesn't mean I think PAN-OS 7.0 is perfect. There's still a long way to go toward equipping cybersecurity professionals to protect our organizations against a majority of advanced threats. But Palo Alto Networks is making incredible headway, every day.
If you'd like to hear first-hand about how the new PAN-OS 7.0 will address common operational gaps that are common in enterprise network security, don't miss Fuel's upcoming Webcast "Learn About the Enhanced Features of Panorama and ACC in PAN-OS 7.0." In the wecast, you'll not only hear from the Palo Alto Networks product team, but also from an actual user discussing their experience with the new features.
Blake Wofford is the Fuel User Group President and Lead IT Systems Analyst at CenturyLink. Learn more about Blake and the rest of Fuel's Board of Directors.