How I Created a Palo Alto and Azure Site-to-Site IPsec VPN

Posted by Oneil Matlock on Apr 24, 2018 12:38:33 PM

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
By Oneil Matlock, Fuel member

Azure Site

As a new systems administrator, I have become responsible for administrating network firewalls. Our firewalls are Palo Alto Networks 3020 and 200 devices in multiple locations. Over the past year, one of the most interesting communication methods I have configured has been IPsec tunnels with our partner companies. All of the IPsec tunnel configurations at my company have been between two firewalls, some of them different brands and models.

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Topics: Network Security, network administration, IPsec VPN, Microsoft Azure, Palo Alto Networks 3020, Palo Alto Networks 200, Azure, Oneil Matlock

Fuel Community Chat: pVLANs and Securing Outbound Internet Access

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 12, 2018 3:13:42 PM

Thursday, April 12, 2018
By Ian P. Johnston, Fuel member

Fuel member Ian P. Johnston has been thinking about different ways to increase network security and ease the administration of securing outbound Internet access from smaller user workstations. In this blog post, Ian walks through his ideas, potential solutions and calls on the Fuel community for its expertise. We encourage you to start a discussion with him in the forum linked at the end of this article.  

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Topics: Network Security, VLAN, pVLAN, network administration

Friday Fuel Up | 22 December 2017 | Network Visibility | Cybersecurity Talent Gap | Best Practices Booklet

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 22, 2017 11:15:00 AM

FUEL_0400115_SocialMedia_FFT110x180_2by Fuel HQ
Friday, December 22, 2017 
Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition highlights the importance of network visibility in a growing threat landscape, one Fuel member's thoughts on how to address the cybersecurity talent gap and tips from the Best Practices Booklet. 
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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Friday Fuel Up, Fuel Chapters, Fuel Meetings, cybersecurity careers, Fuel member stories, Best Practices Booklet, network visibility

In the Know: Proactively Manage Your Network

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 28, 2017 10:31:05 AM

Could it be time to automate configuration changes, management, and backups? In the ongoing effort to preemptively monitor your device operations and prevent downtime, the ability to harmonize device configurations could be the key to saving time and mitigating risk across your infrastructure.

But, where is the best place to begin? Rafi Zvi, Co-Founder of BackBox, will provide some tips for doing so during the webinar ‘How Organizations Can Gain Infrastructure Efficiency by Automating Their Network Operations’ on June 29.

Fuel caught up with Rafi Zvi to gain perspective on what to expect during this 45-minute educational webinar.

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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Webinar, network management, backbox

In the Know: Zero-Touch Automation

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Automation is a key element as organizations adapt to digital transformation, and security operations are not excluded. Automating changes to Palo Alto Networks Next Generation policies can maximize agility and productivity without losing control.
"Tufin's zero-touch automation will allow Panorama users to expedite the creation of security policies that still coincide with device group hierarchy. The return on investment for companies will be bolstered security and allowing the IT security team to gain back more time in the workday." — Fuel Member Paul Carter, information security engineer
We caught up with Joe Schreiber, technical director of business development at Tufin, and Erez Tadmor, senior product manager, automation and orchestration, at Tufin, to help address questions related to automation. Schreiber and Tadmor presented a Fuel webinar on May 11 that addresses how to:
  1. Implement changes to Panorama device group Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) policies in minutes
  2. Enforce continuous compliance with security standards with proactive risk analysis
  3. Reduce the complexity of your hybrid network environment

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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Webinar, network management, Tufin, Automation

In the Know: Network Connectivity Uncovered

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 28, 2017 1:06:59 PM

Effectively enabling your network comes down to your ability to address a range of different connectivity questions. For starters, with cabling, it’s a matter of dealing with long range, short range and twisted pair options. From there, it becomes a matter of dealing with pluggables — which goes beyond simply matching the speed, mode and fiber type.

As Fuel Member Ian P. Johnston, a security engineer and analyst, describes, “The ISO Seven Layer Networking Model is still essential to designing, maintaining, operating and troubleshooting networks. We can be thankful that Ethernet and IP now dominate layers 2 and 3, but getting the layer 1 fiber connections right seems to get harder by the month: Just as one gets used to LC and ST, along with the options for SFPs, SFP+s, LR, SR, SM, MM, etc. etc., something new like 40G or 100G comes along! Great news for data transfer, but more trouble for the engineer who's got to figure out the best connectivity options and create the BOM.”

We caught up with Chris Bihary, CEO and co-founder of Garland Technology, which provides network test access points (TAPs), to help address questions related to network connectivity. Bihary, along with Patrick Nixdorf, system engineer for Garland, will be presenting a webinar* on May 2 that addresses the basics of network connectivity, along with vendor-specific connectivity such as BiDi and MTP®. This webinar will also dive into the unique environmental considerations within Industrial Ethernet and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) settings.
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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, garland, network connectivity, Webinar, network management

Find your Blind Spots. Plan for Visibility.

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 17, 2016 1:50:58 PM

As networks become increasing complex, it's critical to plan - and require - visibility. To do its job properly, each security and monitoring tool needs 100% access Garland.pngto the traffic flowing through the network. Without this visibility, you're blind to suspicious communications and blind to performance monitoring issues. 

Join Fuel User Group and Garland Technology for a webinar addressing how to add native network access that can be used to build, evolve, and transform your network overtime.

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Topics: Network Security, Fuel Partners, Fuel Webcast, Fuel Education

Fuel’s Migration Education Week – Migrating to PAN-OS 7.0

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 10, 2016 11:54:44 AM


Fuel_Webinar.pngNot sure if it’s the right time to migrate to PAN-OS 7.0? Have questions? Our members did! Luckily, we had Palo Alto Networks experts Moshe Itah and Joerg Sieberg on hand to answer questions in an exclusive Fuel Q&A webinar.

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Topics: Network Security, Fuel Partners, Fuel Webcast, Fuel Education

Fuel’s Migration Education Week – Join the Migration Conversation

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 9, 2016 1:17:42 PM

PAN_FUEL_RGB.pngWhether you’re considering migrating to Palo Alto Networks systems or a current customer getting ready for the jump to PAN-OS 7.0, you’ll find the information you need to help you get started during our Migration Education Week! Every day on the blog this week starting today, March 7, we’ll be offering exclusive technical advice and resources to help you jumpstart your migration.    

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Topics: Network Security, Fuel Partners, Fuel Webcast, Fuel Education

We’ve Got Answers: Traffic Visibility and Attack Surface Reduction

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jan 25, 2016 9:50:38 AM

Fuel recently presented "Traffic Visibility & Attack Surface Reduction,” hosted by Kate Taylor of Palo Alto Networks. Here, Kate discusses how Palo Alto Networks’ implementation best practices tips and tricks for the NGFW’s App-ID, User-ID, and SSL decryption technology can help you accomplish your goals.

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Topics: Network Security, Fuel Partners, Fuel Webcast, Fuel Education

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