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Teach a man to fish…

Solving IT and cyber challenges by providing problem-solution virtual labs for ongoing learning opportunities. These labs will focus on the key questions facing those in the information technology community and walk through how to solve challenges in the ever-changing technology software landscape.

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Current Lab

Deploying SSL Decryption with a Palo Alto Networks Firewall

October 31, 2017

Network Security Systems, including firewalls, can be configured to control (permit or deny) encrypted traffic, but cannot decipher the contents of the encrypted communication. The Transport Layer Security (TLS), along with it’s predecessor Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, have become extremely popular choices for encrypting network communication, especially Internet web server traffic. Palo Alto Networks firewalls offer features to decrypt SSL/TLS traffic, providing increased visibility and threat protection. This lab exercise will walk you through enabling those features.

Next Lab

Troubleshooting with counters, test, and Flow Basic

There are a myrid of decision points the firewall makes on a session as it is processed adding complexity to the task of locating the root cause when the packets don’t flow as planned. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to leverage global counters, the test command, and the flow basic capabilities via the CLI to get a deeper view into what is happening to the packets traversing the firewall.

    Past Labs

  • Enabling Zone and DoS Protection in Palo Alto Networks Firewalls October 6, 2017

    Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) types of attack are attempts to disrupt network services byRead More

  • Automated Reporting in Palo Alto Firewalls March 7, 2017

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to automate the generation and delivery of the various different reportsRead More