Do you have a state-of-the-art firewall from Palo Alto Networks today?
In this rapidly-evolving technological world, it is crucial to check whether your firewall can still face current and future threats. Our Palo Alto experts have created a checklist with 7 items to help you protect your organization.Go to the checklist
Palo Alto Networks created a Best Practice Assessment (BPA) Tool to check whether your firewall is still Next-Generation. The BPA tool performs more than 200 security checks on a firewall or the Panorama central management configuration and provides a pass/fail score for each check.
The Best Practices Assessment uses the configuration files from your Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall(s) to produce a heatmap and a list of recommendations. The heatmap provides a detailed overview of the adoption of security capabilities like App-ID, User-ID, Threat Prevention, URL Filtering, WildFire and Logging on your firewall.
According to Gartner research, 95% of all firewall breaches are caused by misconfiguration, not flaws. It is essential to adhere your firewall configuration to the evolving best practices on a regular basis in order to keep the security posture of your Next-Generation Firewall at a maximized level.
The Best Practices tool has the following features:
The outcome of the BPA tool is an excellent starting point for a more secure and consistent configuration of your firewall. Best practices, however, always depend on a specific environment. That is why an experienced consultant should always interpret your results.
At Orange Cyberdefense, we add an extra layer of expert advice to the results of the Palo Alto Networks BPA tool in a detailed report.
This report includes:
These recommendations are based on a set of configuration best practices developed by Orange Cyberdefense called ‘The Orange Cyberdefense Project Approach’. This approach helps you to bring your firewall to a maximized level of security.
Some best practice examples are: