By: Chris Saso, Chief Technology Officer
We don’t typically write blog posts that are simply a list of resources and links, but in this case we are making an exception for one of our fastest growing business partners, Palo Alto Networks. This list was passed on to Dasher by one of the Palo Alto Networks account team members when we began working on a project with a joint client.
The risk with posting a set of links is that they can get “broken” quickly so please let us know if we have a dead-end link and we will quickly fix it!
Palo Alto Networks is a next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. Their innovative security platform with game-changing technology natively brings network, cloud and endpoint security into a common architecture. By doing this they safely enable applications, users and content and deliver visibility, automation and control, as well as the ability to detect and prevent breaches at every stage of the attack lifecycle, so organizations can securely and efficiently move their businesses forward.
Our audience is the Palo Alto Networks administrator, so let’s start with the Admin Guide here – it has information related to all of the available features within the interface.
The second resource we’d like to mention is the Live Community and can be accessed at https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/. There is a wealth of information available on the site delivered via forum posts, articles, and tech docs, but to help you get started I have shared my go-to list of bookmarks for our Live Community below. These pages are quick ways to find everything related to a specific topic or general subjects (I even use these to answer technical questions that I may not know the answer to).
The third resource is the Palo Alto Networks e-Learning Center with free training courses, which enable IT staff to gain a deeper understanding of PAN technology. The e-Learning 100-level classes are made up of narrated modules, demos and knowledge checks. For more information on what is covered in each class, please see the datasheets below:
- Read the What’s New in PAN-OS 7.1 Datasheet
- Read the Traps 3.4: What’s New Datasheet
- Read the Firewall 7.1: Install, Configure, and Manage e-Learning (EDU-101) Datasheet
- Read the Firewall 7.1: Configure Extended Features E-learning (EDU-105) Datasheet
- Read the Panorama 7.1: Manage Multiple Firewalls (EDU-121) Datasheet
- Read the Firewall 7.1: Manage Cyberthreats e-Learning (EDU-131) Datasheet
- Read the Autofocus: Prioritize, Research, and Mitigate Threats (EDU-161) Datasheet
- Read the Aperture: Secure SaaS Applications (EDU-163) Datasheet
- Read the Traps 3.3: Install, Configure, and Manage (EDU-181) Datasheet
To enroll in the course, you can click the links below to directly access the class. You need to be registered in the Learning Center to access.
- What Is New in PAN-OS 7.1
- Traps 3.4: What’s New
- Firewall 7.1: Install, Configure, and Manage (EDU-101)
- Firewall 7.1: Configure Extended Features (EDU-105)
- Panorama 7.1: Manage Multiple Firewalls (EDU-121)
- Firewall 7.1: Manage Cyberthreats e-Learning (EDU-131)
- AutoFocus: Threat Prioritization, Research, and Mitigation (EDU-161)
- Aperture: Secure SaaS Applications (EDU-163)
- Traps 3.3: Install, Configure, and Manage (EDU-181)
We also recommend joining the Fuel User Group, which hosts an education series called Palo Alto Networks 101. The series is delivered via webinars and resources that will give you recommendations of where to start and how to measure your success.
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