How to Set Up Active Directory Integration on a Palo Alto Networks Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on Jun 25, 2020 11:08:00 AM

Thursday, June 25, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

When you’re setting up a Palo Alto Networks firewall, after getting the initial IP address configured for the management interface, setting up integration into other servers in your environment is a very common, early step. This article will go into the necessary steps to set up Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration into an Active Directory environment.

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Topics: firewall, Active Directory, active directory integration

Firewall Safety Solutions

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 18, 2020 2:58:43 PM

Thursday, June 18, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

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The coronavirus crisis has put new strain on network security professionals. As companies across the country continue to shift to a remote work model, firewalls have become overloaded with traffic. At times, encryption rules need to be relaxed just so firewalls can keep up with demand — but relaxing the rules leaves an inspection gap.

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Topics: firewall, firewall safety

Using Monitoring and Tracking to Ensure Firewall Strength

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Thursday December 12, 2019

From Fuel Headquarters  

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Every day, travelers rely on airplanes to get them to their destination safely. Pilots, in turn, rely on air traffic control to guide them through takeoff and landing, especially in inclement weather. It may seem like there aren’t many similarities between planes and firewalls. Still, just as planes continue to operate in inclement weather, firewalls should continue to operate in all conditions, too.

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Topics: firewall, monitoring, tracking

From First-Gen to Next-Gen: The Evolution of the Firewall

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 2, 2019 11:34:28 AM

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Early firewalls were created as a response to growing computer security concerns and were inspired by actual, physical firewalls that were built to keep fires from spreading. The concept of the firewall has changed significantly in its 30+ years of existence. Here we take a look at its evolution up to present day.

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Topics: infographic, firewall

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SSL Decryption

Posted by George Finney on Apr 22, 2019 1:45:06 PM

Monday, April 22, 2019

By George Finney, Fuel User Group Board Member

As a chief information security officer (CISO) for a university, I sometimes introduce myself in meetings as "Big Brother" to break the ice a little bit. I don't actually read people's email, but I've found getting that kind of issue out on the table early is helpful to building trust. We want our users to know we have well-defined rules of engagement when handling personal information, but we also need them to understand that to provide great security, there can be instances where we need to be a little invasive. Case in point: encrypted traffic.

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Topics: SSL decryption, WildFire, SSL Forward Proxy, SSL Inbound Inspection, firewall

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