Just a Few More Days to Enter Our PA-7050 Picture It Contest for August

posted by: on August 29, 2014 5:00 AM

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The summer may be drawing to a close, but you still have a few more days to enter the August Picture It contest. Submitted already? Great! Haven’t submitted yet? What are you waiting for? We are looking forward to seeing creative photos of your bite-sized PA-7050 in your data center, like this one.

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Still not sure what this contest is, how to enter, or how to win? Check out this video and our past winners, read the official rules, then head here to enter before August 31 for a chance at an iPad Mini. …Continue reading


Bad Certificate Management in Google Play Store

Following a recent study of apps in the Google Play Store, let’s discuss several security risks caused by the bad certificate management practiced in many Android apps, from social to mobile banking.

All Android apps must be digitally signed with a certificate from the developer. As described in Google’s official document, the app developer is required to create a keystore with a set of private keys, and then use the private key to generate a signed version of apps. This key has to be valid for at least 25 years. These certificates do not have to be generated by a certificate authority and can instead be self-signed. Because this is simpler and allows the author to retain the private key, the majority of Google store apps use self-signed certificates. This means it is the developer’s responsibility to keep the private key safe, whether that developer is a 13-year-old or a multi-national company. As this means the security protecting private keys varies widely, the security risks of bad certificate management cannot be ignored and must be identified, and where necessary, mitigated. …Continue reading


Check Out Scenes from Palo Alto Networks at VMworld 2014

posted by: on August 28, 2014 5:00 AM

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You can have it all: data center security without compromise.

That was a big theme at VMworld 2014 this week in San Francisco, where over the course of four days we welcomed hundreds of attendees to our booth and explained how Palo Alto Networks and VMware technologies work together to create peerless security for the software-defined data center.

Attendees also had an opportunity to deep-dive with Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls and VMware NSX in the VMworld Hands-on-Lab. Watch below as our intrepid Warby Warburton, senior technical marketing engineer, reports on-the-scene at VMworld. …Continue reading


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