Palo Alto Networks PA-7050 Now Available

With the release of PAN-OS 6.0 and the PA-7050, Palo Alto Networks continues to bring new, innovative products and platforms to the security market that enable enterprises, governments and service providers to combat the most advanced and evasive cyber attacks.  In addition to the PA-7050 chassis and new cyber attack protection functionality, this release brings more than 60 additional new features that will allow you to accelerate virtualization and software defined network projects, and embrace mobile computing.


WildFire: Extends coverage to detect and protect your network from the most sophisticated cyber attacks  

This release expands the WildFire sandbox analysis beyond PE files to now include PDF, Microsoft Office, Java and Android APKs that may be transferred by 100s of applications traversing your network. The new file types, combined with new OS sandbox support, more granular reporting and analysis tools allow you to protect your network from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.

Threat prevention: Improved visibility into the applications used to mask threat activities.

New DNS sinkholing and DNS monitoring features allow you to more completely investigate the corners in which cyber attacks may hide. Redirect malicious requests to an address of your choosing with DNS Sinkholing, or help us improve our threat prevention and URL filtering with opt-in DNS monitoring.

URL filtering: Increased control over common evasion techniques; support for safe search.

Common evasion techniques such as translation sites and viewing cached results are effectively thwarted with URL filtering policies while safe search support allows you to leverage built-in browser search settings for Google, Yahoo and Bing.

SSL Decryption: More tools to manage encrypted traffic.

With SSL making up an estimated 20-30% of your network traffic, it’s imperative you have a means to inspect all traffic to find attacks attempting to evade detection through encryption. This release adds Hardware Security Module (HSM) support and decryption port mirroring to help streamline the SSL decryption management process and expand access to analysis and archiving tools.