As some of you may have heard, Palo Alto Networks dropped an iPhone app late last week. We built it primarily so that our customers and partners could have an in-pocket version of our Applipedia, but there are a couple fun features in there too (e.g., access to this blog, Palo Alto Networks videos).
It brings up an interesting point the need for network and security folks to evolve their risk management posture from a default no to a default yes, and heres how, as discussed in my steamroller piece. The idea behind Applipedia in general is to give networking and security folks a way to understand the functions and risks associated with an application, and provide a comprehensive database of the applications we control. Applipedia has been available on our website for some time, and the iPhone app puts the same knowledge in your pocket. So next time youre having a conversation in the hallway with a business-side person, and the subject is the adoption of a particular Internet-based application, pull out your iPhone, fire up Applipedia, and you can quickly inform them of the behaviors and risks associated with that application and how to safely enable it.
Check it out here, and let me know if its useful to you.