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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

Application-Based Quality of Service on Palo Alto Networks Firewalls

January 3, 2018

Quality of Service (QoS) on Palo Alto Networks firewalls represents a set of features used to prioritize and adjust quality aspects of network traffic. There are a variety of options that comes as an integral part of the PAN-OS gives the firewall administrator an ability to regulate traffic. This lab will explore using those options to get your bandwidth consumption under control.

Next Lab

Migration to App-ID Based Security Policy

Legacy firewall rules are created around the Network (IPs) and Transport (Ports) layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. During a phased migration, legacy firewall rules are often converted to Palo Alto with like functionality to reduce downtime and ensure successful migration. Though one of the key strengths of Palo Alto firewalls is the ability to apply security rules at the Application layer (layer 7) via App-ID. Applications and application functions are identified by Palo Alto firewalls via multiple techniques, including application signatures (App-ID), decryption (if needed), protocol decoding, and heuristics.

You have successfully migrated to a Palo Alto firewall as part of your phased deployment with a IP/port/protocol based ruleset. As part of the second phase of the migration you will leverage the PAN Migration Tool to streamline rule cleanup and conversion to application rules.

    Past Labs

  • Troubleshooting with counters, test, and Flow Basic December 1, 2017

    There are a myriad of decision points the firewall makes on a session as it is processed adding complexity toRead More

  • 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 contentsRead More

  • 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