Week 18 Recap

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Greetings, Live Community,


Tell us how you liked two solid weeks of PAN-OS 7.1! We hope you learned a lot from this week's lineup, and that you're as excited about the release as we are! Access all PAN-OS 7.1 articles and videos on our PAN-OS 7.1 page under 'Topics' on our home page at https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/PAN-OS-7-1/ct-p/PANOS71.  We'll be sure to keep PAN-OS 7.1 content around for you even after we return to our regular programming next week (and you're going to love our new stuff--stay tuned).


Highlights of PAN-OS 7.1 from this week—


PAN-OS 7.1 New 'session end' reasons

In PAN-OS 7.1, the existing 'session end' reason feature is enhanced with new content so that the administrator can determine the reason for SSL session terminations during SSL decryption. Learn more at https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/PAN-OS-7-1-Articles/PAN-OS-7-1-New-session-end-reasons/ta-p/732...


PAN-OS 7.1 Support for VMware tools on PA-VM platforms and Panorama VM

In PAN-OS 7.1, Palo Alto Networks has added the ability to integrate VMware Tools on Panorama and PA-VM platforms. Learn more at https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/PAN-OS-7-1-Articles/PAN-OS-7-1-Support-for-VMware-tools-on-PA-V...


PAN-OS 7.1 Custom DNS signatures block list

A new PAN-OS 7.1 feature allows customers to add a custom list of domains to use with the sinkhole functionality in the Anti-Spyware Profile. This feature is supported on all PAN-OS devices, including M-100, M-500, and Panorama VM, running PAN-OS 7.1 or later. Learn more at https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/PAN-OS-7-1-Articles/PAN-OS-7-1-Custom-DNS-signatures-block-list...


PAN-OS 7.1 Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+)  BPDU Rewrite

With PAN-OS 7.1, Per VLAN Spanning-Tree (PVST+)  BPDU rewrite allows the firewall to rewrite the PVST+ BPDU's VLAN ID (PVID) when it's forwarded between the firewall's L2 bridged VLANs.

MineMeld is on our members’ minds. Learn more at https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/PAN-OS-7-1-Articles/PAN-OS-7-1-Per-VLAN-Spanning-Tree-PVST-BPDU...


PAN-OS 7.1 Classification Banners and MoTD

A new feature can force an administrator to accept the login banner before logging into the system. Admins can add a logon message (MotD) and allow Palo Alto Networks to add messages. The new feature for PAN-OS 7.1 also permits a customized banner at the top and bottom of every WebGUI page. You'll love this--take a look to see how it works! https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/PAN-OS-7-1-Videos/PAN-OS-7-1-Classification-banners-and-MotD/ta...



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Coming next week in the Live Community—

Discussion of the Week (DotW): Always a relevant topic from our Community

Tips & Tricks: Grayware Verdict Wildfire

From the Experts: Migrating from BrightCloud...

Video Tutorial: How to Configure WildFire


This Week's Tweets

• Watch: @PaloAltoNtwks CEO @markatPAN on making successful breaches more difficult for attackers http://bit.ly/1TsTXiD @FoxBusiness
• .@PaloAltoNtwks named #1 on @SFBusinessTimes Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2016 http://bit.ly/1SJXvA2
• Final part of series from @PaloAltoNtwks Federal #CSO: 4 Imperatives for #Cybersecurity Success in the Digital Age http://bit.ly/1SIdFqC
• 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (#DBIR): Insights from @PaloAltoNtwks @Unit42_Intel http://bit.ly/24kGI8N
• .@PaloAltoNtwks rated a Leader in The @Forrester Wave: Automated #Malware Analysis, Q2 2016 http://bit.ly/1N0ENC7 #WildFire 


LinkedIn/Facebook/Google+ Posts

• Watch: Palo Alto Networks President and CEO Mark McLaughlin discusses making successful breaches more difficult for attackers on Fox Business with Jo Ling Kent http://bit.ly/1TsTXiD
• Palo Alto Networks named #1 on San Francisco Business Times Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2016 http://bit.ly/1SJXvA2
• The final installment of this four-part series from Palo Alto Networks VP and Federal CSO, John Davis: Four Imperatives for Cybersecurity Success in the Digital Age http://bit.ly/1SIdFqC
• 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR): Insights from Unit 42 http://bit.ly/24kGI8N
• Forrester Research rates Palo Alto Networks as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Automated Malware Analysis, Q2 2016 http://bit.ly/1N0ENC7 



2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR): Insights from Unit 42
New Poison Ivy RAT Variant Targets Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists



Channel Scoop – April 22, 2016


Till next time


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