PAN-OS 9.0 Is Here: Features I’m Looking Forward to Testing

Posted by Dwight Hobbs on Mar 28, 2019 11:17:40 AM

Thursday, March 28, 2019

By Dwight Hobbs, Fuel User Group, Board of Directors

Palo Alto Networks recently announced the availability of PAN-OS 9.0, the next major release of their appliance operating system. With any major update there are always bug fixes and improvements, as well as those big new features that everyone wants to get their hands on and try out. For PAN-OS 9.0, the major additions are a new security subscription (called DNS Security), large improvements to URL filtering, a new Policy Optimizer tool, and new high-end firewalls (both physical and virtual).

Unfortunately for me, my organization is going through a tech refresh cycle, so I won’t be able to test out the new features in production for a little while. In the meantime, I want to highlight the two features that I’m most interested in testing.

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Topics: Fuel Board of Directors, Palo Alto Networks, Fuel Volunteers, Fuel member, Dwight Hobbs, DNS Security, Policy Optimizer, PAN-OS 9.0

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: April

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 23, 2018 3:15:42 PM

We share your responses to the Fuel Cybersecurity Question of the Month
Friday, March 23, 2018

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.

This month we had multiple Fuel members voice their response to a question on the topic of Using Multi-Factor Authentication.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, cybersecurity question of the month, Fuel member, cybersecurity tools

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: Tools for Increased Efficiency

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jan 2, 2018 11:20:15 AM

We share your responses to the December Cybersecurity Question of the Month
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.

Fuel Member Asim Saleem shared his perspective on the most recent Cybersecurity Question of the Month.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, cybersecurity question of the month, Fuel member, cybersecurity tools

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: Addressing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 12, 2017 11:45:00 AM

We share your responses to the November Cybersecurity Question of the Month
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.

Fuel User Group member Jeff Donaldson shared his perspective on the most recent Cybersecurity Question of the Month. 

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, cybersecurity question of the month, cybersecurity skills gap, cybersecurity careers, Fuel member

3 Strategies to Better Secure Point-to-Point VPNs

Posted by Jack R. Weiner on Dec 5, 2017 10:53:40 AM

By Jack R. Weiner, Network Engineer, Rush Copley Medical Center
Tuseday, December 5, 2017

Many of us have the task of connecting our network to trusted vendors and partners. While this will make it easier for business to get done, it can also open us to threats. Remember the Target hack? That was the worst possible result for a point-to-point VPN. Target had set up a VPN between their network and a small HVAC vendor, who only had one IT person on their staff. This was the vector which the hackers exploited to access the Target network.

There are several preventative measures you can take to make your network as secure as possible.        

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Spark User Summits, Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS 8.0, Fuel member, Fuel member stories, Point to Point VPNs, strategies for security

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