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Shellshock Exploit Prevention Using Palo Alto Networks IPS

By Idea 11 Consulting / September 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

The Threat Prevention feature of Palo Alto Networks firewalls protects your network in several ways. One of these is an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that enables you to block known vulnerabilities at the network gateway. This approach to intrusion prevention helps to protect your network by detecting and blocking known attack signatures for security vulnerabilities. A recent example […]

What is Shellshock, and How Can You Protect Your Networks?

By Idea 11 Consulting / September 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

A new security vulnerability called Shellshock has been discovered. Security experts are already calling it one of the most serious vulnerabilities of all time, even more serious than Heartbleed. The Shellshock vulnerability is present in Bash, a remote shell commonly used to remotely administer Linux-based systems. This includes many Linux distributions that are used for […]

SSL Decryption of Web Traffic at the Network Gateway

By Rian Brooks-Kane / August 11, 2014 / 0 Comments

One thing I’ve realised from working with Palo Alto Networks firewalls is how much network traffic runs over HTTPS/SSL these days. Having your web traffic secured with SSL encryption is great for when you’re using your banking website, but it also means that malicious traffic can be masked from your network’s security devices and pass […]

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