Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – November 1

Here’s all of the Palo Alto Networks news from the past week.

 

Once in a while, you come across a story that grabs your attention and makes you wonder how it would apply to your own situation. Last year, one such story was the film ‘Her.’ It portrayed an everyday person falling in love with an everyday technology called OS1 and its voice Samantha. The analogy? We meet customers every day who tell us that they’ve fallen in love with our platform. So in honor of our customers, meet PAN-OS

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Unit 42 examines an information stealer campaign that leveraged a VBA macro script and focuses on its progression, from delivery to Command and Control (C2), and its attribution to a malicious actor for context on objectives and motivation.

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Because many businesses are aggressively pursuing Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives with the goal of creating revenue-generating opportunities, Isabelle Dumont touches on the importance of protecting critical infrastructure, properly securing all devices that are connected to the Internet, and how best to approach security of IoT.

Check out Rick Howard’s interview with ISMG’s Tom Field on “How to Put Survey Results to Work,” where he talks candidly about his gut reaction to the recent Advanced Persistent Threats Survey results, the latest APT tactics and solutions, and how organizations should approach 2015 security investments.

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We’re on the road with VMware and VMUG in the U.S. and Canada to discuss how you can strengthen your data center security without compromising application performance. Find an event near you to learn best practices for implementing advanced security services in a SDDC, to hear customer insights for deploying VMware NSX with micro-segmentation, and to get hands-on experience test-driving an integrated VMware-Palo Alto Networks solution.

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PAN-DB is our URL and IP database, designed to fulfill an enterprise’s web security needs. PAN-DB is tightly integrated into PAN-OS, providing you Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) protection with high-performance beyond traditional URL filtering. Here are a few web security tips from Tsugunori Sugawara on how PAN-DB works.

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Read about how RWE selected Palo Alto Networks to guard high-stakes financial and energy data from endpoint exploits in this month’s Customer Spotlight.

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We’re on the road across North and South America with Citrix and CA for the next few weeks, talking about how enterprises can streamline virtualized data centers, radically simplify network services for delivering critical applications and reduce complexity and cost – all without sacrificing performance and security. Join us at an event near you.

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Here are upcoming events around the world that you should know about:

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Anaheim, CA

  • When: November 4, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM PST
  • Where: Anaheim, CA

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Denver, CO

  • When: November 4, 2014 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM MST
  • Where: Denver, CO

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Edmonton, AB

  • When: November 4, 2014 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM MST
  • Where: Edmonton, AB

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Seattle, WA

  • When: November 4, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM PST
  • Where: Seattle, WA

Palo Alto Networks & Westcon Security Seminar [Italian]

  • When: November 4, 2014 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM CET
  • Where: Roma

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Calgary, AB

  • When: November 5, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM MST
  • Where: Calgary, AB

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Dallas, TX

  • When: November 5, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
  • Where: Dallas, TX

Opplev styrken i Next-Generation Brannmurer [Norwegian]

  • When: November 5, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MEZ
  • Where: Online

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: November 5, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online Event

Advanced Endpoint Protection with Palo Alto Networks

  • When: November 6, 2014 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM PST
  • Where: Online

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Cleveland, OH

  • When: November 6, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Where: Independence, OH

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Portland, OR

  • When: November 6, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
  • Where: Portland, OR

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Scottsdale, AZ

  • When: November 6, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM MST
  • Where: Scottsdale, AZ

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Vancouver, BC

  • When: November 6, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
  • Where: Vancouver, BC

Safe Application Enablement with Palo Alto Networks

  • When: November 6, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

11月7日(金)製品体感セミナー [Japanese]

  • When: November 7, 2014 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Chicago, IL

  • When: November 11, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
  • Where: Rosemont, IL

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Nashville, TN

  • When: November 11, 2014 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM CST
  • Where: Nashville, TN

You Can Have It All

  • When: November 11, 2014 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CST
  • Where: New Orleans, LA

11月12日(水)製品導入・運用支援トレーニング [Japanese]

  • When: November 12, 2014 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Salt Lake City, UT

  • When: November 12, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM MST
  • Where: Salt Lake City, UT

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Santiago, Chile

  • When: November 12, 2014 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT-4:00
  • Where: Las Condes Región Metropolitana

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Toronto, ON

  • When: November 12, 2014 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Where: Toronto, ON

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: November 12, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • When: November 13, 2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT-3:00
  • Where: Buenos Aires

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Los Angeles, CA

  • When: November 13, 2014 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA

Datacenter Consolidation Seminar Series – Montreal, QC

  • When: November 13, 2014 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Where: Montreal, QC

Er du forberedt til å håndtere ukjente trussler i ditt nettverk? [Norwegian]

  • When: November 13, 2014 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CET
  • Where: Online

11月14日(金)製品実感トレーニング [Japanese]

  • When: November 14, 2014 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

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