Firewall specialists Palo Alto offer incredible solutions in the field of IT Security and are pioneers of the Next Generation Firewall. Despite only being founded in 2007, Palo Alto is already the 2nd biggest Firewall vendor in the world. They also created the innovative Single Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) architecture.
In April 2016, Palo Alto announced PAN-OS 7.1 which brings more than 50 new enhancements to the Networks Next-Generation Security Platform. The new version is designed to extend the breach prevention capabilities of the platform and address the security needs of businesses working with cloud-based environments and SaaS applications.
Many of the more than 50 features delivered in PAN-OS 7.1 will help customers:
- Secure Any Cloud – By adding Microsoft® Azure™ and Hyper-V support for the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series and by enhancing VM-Series auto-scaling support in AWS, organizations can achieve a scalable security architecture that enables consistent prevention measures to be deployed from the network, to the public and private cloud, and to the remote user.
- Embrace SaaS – With the release of PAN-OS 7.1 and the newest update to Aperture, Palo Alto Networks adds to its extensive SaaS application capabilities to safely enable Office 365™ deployments.
- Accelerate Preventative Action With Threat Intelligence – With new capabilities supported in the WildFire™ threat prevention and AutoFocus™ threat intelligence services, and PAN-OS, organizations can discover zero-day malware targeting the Mac® OS X® platform and prevent attacks with the global WildFire feed, now published every five minutes. PAN-OS 7.1 now fully supports Mac OS X signatures and the ability to send Mac OS X files to the cloud. AutoFocus now can add context to every attack and make threat intelligence actionable across the organization.
- Prevent Breaches With Secure User Credentials – By streamlining the user experience associated with two-factor authentication in GlobalProtect™ mobile security, organizations can neutralize stolen user credentials. Additionally, enhancements to WildFire and PAN-DB help prevent identity theft from happening in the first place by stopping known and unknown attacks and preventing phishing attempts.
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