How does the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall prevent threats?
The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall protects and defends your network from commodity threats and advanced persistent threats (APTs). The firewall’s multi-pronged detection mechanisms include a signature-based (IPS/Command and Control/Antivirus) approach, heuristics-based (bot detection) approach, sandbox-based (WildFire) approach, and Layer 7 protocol analysis-based (App-ID) approach.
Fantastic! Where can I read more about threat prevention?
Here are some resources from our 6.1 documentation to get you started:
- Set Up Security Profiles and Policies
- Prevent Brute Force Attacks
- Best Practices for Securing Your Network from Layer 4 and Layer 7 Evasions
- Enable Passive DNS Collection for Improved Threat Intelligence
- Use DNS Queries to Identify Infected Hosts on the Network
- Content Delivery Network Infrastructure for Dynamic Updates
- Creating Custom Threat Signatures
- Threat Prevention Deployment
- Understanding DoS Protection
To view a list of Threats and Applications that Palo Alto Networks products can identify, use the following links: