Firewall Security Best Practices 

Is your firewall configured according to current security best practices?

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, security threats are evolving at an unprecedented rate. As a result, the role of firewalls has never been more critical. Yet, many organizations continue to operate with firewalls that are not configured to meet current security best practices, leaving them vulnerable to attacks.

Why Focus on Firewall Best Practices?

A firewall is the first line of defence against cyber threats. A well-configured firewall can prevent breaches, while a poorly configured one can be as ineffective as having no firewall at all. With the best practice assessment work package, Orange Cyberdefense consultants conduct a thorough analysis of your Palo Alto Networks firewalls to ensure they are optimized for robust protection.

Our Three-Part Approach

Part 1: On-Site Best Practice Assessment

Our expert consultants visit your premises to retrieve and analyse your running configuration. This assessment identifies suboptimal configurations and security policy usage, providing a foundation for tailored recommendations for improvement.

Part 2: Comprehensive Reporting

We compile a meticulous report detailing the current security state of your Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs), encompassing aspects like App-ID, User-ID, Threat Prevention, URL filtering, and Wildfire usage. The report lists findings and actionable recommendations to enhance your firewall's security efficacy.

Part 3: Executive Summary and Workshop

The final report, delivered in English, includes an executive summary and a prioritized list of recommendations based on 'The Orange Cyberdefense Project Approach'. We further cement our commitment to your understanding through an on-site workshop, designed to discuss the findings and address any queries.

What You Gain

1 // Expert Analysis

A senior Orange Cyberdefense consultant will guide you through the assessment and reporting process.

2 // Tailored Recommendations

Actionable insights to align your firewall configuration with industry-leading security practices.

3 // Strategic Planning

We provide you with a list of work packages to address identified issues, enabling strategic investment in your security posture.

Understanding Your Needs

Every organization’s network architecture is unique, and so are its security requirements. Whether you have a standalone Palo Alto Networks firewall cluster, or multiple clusters managed via Panorama, our consultants are equipped to provide a bespoke assessment that aligns with your specific needs.

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Your Next Steps

Interested in maximizing your firewall's security potential?

Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Reach Out: Contact Orange Cyberdefense Account Manager to express your interest in the Best Practice Assessment Work package.
  2. Schedule an Assessment: Set a date for the on-site best practice assessment.
  3. Engage with Experts: Have your technical and management teams prepared for a collaborative session with our consultants.
  4. Implement Improvements: Utilize the findings and recommendations report to bolster your security defences.

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