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LiveWeek 27 July 2018

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The release plan for App-ID rollout in August: July – set up placeholders; August – rollout. Ready? The July prep and August rollout is important for our customers. Not our customer yet? Join our discussion, check our blog, do the needful and reap the rewards.

Ever wonder where your log space is?


The latest enhancements for Traps Agent software include reverse shell protection for Linux and an improved installation for Android.


DUO multi-factor authentication (MFA) blog and video.


LiveCommunity YouTube turns half a million heads in our direction! Follow us on Twitter, too!


LiveWeek 20 Jul 2018

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Are you our customer? If so, access the July App-ID list, set up placeholders, and follow the release plan for the August 21 rollout of AirWatch, SharePoint-Online and GlobalProtect MFA. Check our FAQs for customer impact. New Traps Agent updates provide the latest enhancements, including reverse shell protection for Linux and improvements for Traps for Android. Configure URL admin override for credential filter detection - warn users  but don't block them outright - there's a splash page and a guest article for that. Get Reaper's autograph now! Our YouTube channel hits half a million views! Follow us on Twitter.


LiveWeek 13 Jul 2018

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RDP access to Citrix via GlobalProtect clientless VPN - how cool is that? ESM + PAN-OS = syslog messages for user mappings. Selective access to YouTube videos. Is the anti-virus block page teetering on the fence? Understanding inconsistent results when testing a virus download. The July App-ID roster is here -- see which new apps help secure your cyberworld. On our way to half a million views on our YouTube channel. Follow us on Twitter. 


LiveWeek 6 Jul 2018

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Reading authentication logs from Samba as Domain Controller using Syslog Parse -- tips from our partner in Brazil. Log forwarding and log quota management on the Cloud Services Portal. Low disk space on the management plane? Use a debug command to clean up old logs. GlobalProtect App 5.0 Beta for iOS 12. A word about paloalto-logging-service Logging Service App-ID. The World Cup and our App-ID -- definitely a match worth watching! Over 120 videos, 5000+ subscribers, and nearly half a million views make our YouTube channel a hot summer thing! Follow us on Twitter, too!


LiveWeek 29 Jun 2018

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World Cup fan? Make your goal ball control: Our App-ID lets you determine whether you stream, how you stream, and more! A closer look at Magnifier. Don't take the bait on a phishing expedition. PAN-OS 8.1.2 comes with new log options. Traps ESM flaunts new features. The orphaned Q&As at Ignite are finding happy homes...and answers! Subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter.




LiveWeek 27 Apr 2018

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A custom App-ID for the online, multiplayer game, Fortnite, popular among school-age children. HIP configuration for patch management. We've updated our Visio and Omnigraffle stencils. New App-IDs for April. Check out our YouTube channel and join us -- and Reaper -- on Twitter. A fix for the undersized board at Ignite. #IgniteYourSecurity and join us in Anaheim. Booth 304.


LiveWeek 13 Apr 2018

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Magnifier vs AutoFocus -- what's the difference? Using as a template or dummy IP? Stop now. Smoking out the Rarog cryptocurrency mining trojan. Best practices for Palo Alto Networks devices. Ten things to test in your future NGFW. Join thousands of fans on our YouTube channel. Follow us on Twitter. #IgniteYourSecurity in Anaheim next month. 


LiveWeek 29 Mar 2018

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Ignite '18. Anaheim. May 21-24. Looks like we got that bigger board we needed. Visit the Live Community at Ignite and see for yourself.  Use cases rule in (1) creating custom threat signatures from Snort signatures, (2) troubleshooting SSL decryption using dynamic address groups, and in (3) using XML-API to add and delete TS-Agents. Join us on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter. Join us to #IgniteYourSecurity. 


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LiveWeek 23 Mar 2018

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Traps 5.0 advanced endpoint protection FAQ, discussion, and docs. Compatibility matrix: what works best with what? More power to you with XML API. Ten things to test in your future NGFW. Limerick contest turns up lucky winners! Join us on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter. #IgniteYourSecurity -- see you at the cybersecurity conference of the year!


LiveWeek 16 Mar2018

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New App-IDS coming up March 20. Moderating March Madness. GlobalProtect 4.1 secures your world near and far and includes a new Linux client! New Support and PSIRT articles in the knowledge base (KB). More than 375,000 views on YouTube. Nearly 5000 subscribers. Join us on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter. The security knowledge you crave – all in one place. Join us in Anaheim for Ignite ’18 security conference. Register on the Live Community.


LiveWeek 9 Mar 2018

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Activation, registration, and licensing Palo Alto Networks software and devices -- a process made simpler. GlobalProtect 4.1 gets a facelift and oh, so much more. NEW Support and PSIRT (Product Security Incident Response Team) areas in the community. Got a Limerick or a rhyme? Get it in while there's time. How many videos on our YouTube channel? Over 120. Subscribers? Marching steadily towards 5000. Views? Over 375,000. Be a part of that awesome. Join us on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter. Come to Ignite.


LiveWeek 2 Mar 2018

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Our Live Community Limerick contest salutes the Irish in St. Patrick and helps Reaper clean his office -- win some loot and snag some swag for your skills! Meanwhile, Kiwi challenges you to discover the power of XML API. User-ID and GlobalProtect team up to enforce security policies -- a dynamic duo. PAN-OS 8.1 quick look and guide to more info. Check out the ruggedized PA-220R NGFW. Join us on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter. Come to Ignite.


LiveWeek 23 Feb 2018

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PAN-OS 8.1 and ruggedized NGFW are waiting in the wings! LiveWire newsletter is ready with tips for your free contribution. Tech Docs speaks of two steps forward with Magnifier and the Cloud Services Portal. Join more than 350,000 views of our YouTube channel and check out the latest: Searching Through Logs -- Where Do I Start? Grab the popcorn and settle in for more than 120 videos on our channel, follow us on Twitter, and prepare for Ignite, right?


LiveWeek 16 Feb 2018

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Your favorite features of the NGFW -- too numerous to name? A few of our community members take a stab at it -- and win t-shirts for their contributions.  Traps prevents Adobe Flash Player Zero-Day. Advanced endpoint protection against malware and exploits. NEW Palo Alto Networks Terraform provider for PAN-OS with a use example for you! Strange things happen when devices get infected. Our VM-Series on Google Cloud Platform protects your applications and data. Join nearly 4500 subscribers contributing to more than 350,000 views on our YouTube channel. Follow us on Twitter!


LiveWeek 9 Feb 2018

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Get a head start on the winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea with a custom signature to control and monitor traffic. Joe blogs on the Epic Cloud Security viewing party and the combined Spark user event from Dallas -- see pics and more. Tech Docs delivers Magnifier, Cloud Services Portal, and Logging Service documentation. Join exclusive Magnifier discussions in the Live Community and get an eval auth code. Kim earns the Fighting the Fire badge with more than 100 solutions authored for security pros like you. Join 4363 subscribers on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and come to Ignite.


LiveWeek 2 Feb 2018

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We want to see you at the Epic Cloud Security Event this Tuesday, 6 February 2018 or at one of the viewing parties in a city near you! Block attacks before they happen with Magnifier Behavioral Analytics. Panorama in AWS video. URL filtering test pages help illuminate the gray areas. Custom log forwarding in LEEF format for QRADAR SIEM (PAN-OS 8.0).  View more than a hundred videos with thousands of subscribers on our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter. 


LiveWeek 26 Jan 2018

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Have you checked the Release Notes for PAN-OS versions? The Release Notes just might hold the answer to the mystery of that issue you can't quite put your finger on. New Traps releases! See how Traps prevents Microsoft Office Equation Editor Zero-Day CVE-2018-0802. Move the cloud celebration and coversation beyond your desk -- attend an Epic Cloud Security Event viewing party with others on February 6. See which cities will be hosting viewing parties! 5 critical mistakes to avoid when buying your firewall. Message for Davos 2018. Join us on YouTube and follow us on Twitter. 


LiveWeek 19 Jan 2018

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Joe makes good on his promise to tell all about our new cloud offerings. Part 2 covers GlobalProtect Cloud Service, with innovative and secure solutions to deploy and scale GlobalProtect. Register for the Epic Cloud Security Event February 6 and enjoy both agility and protection in the cloud. See how a transparent, alternative, and hybrid solution can help you implement best practices for safe search. Aperture speaks Japanese.  AutoFocus 2.0.3. Ignite call for papers extended to February 12! Join more than 4000 subscribers on YouTube and follow us on Twitter. 


LiveWeek 12 Jan 2018

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Customer advisory and information about Spectre and Meltdown --  join the discussion and be in the know. Check out our video and learn how to size storage for the Logging Service. Ready for that Mexico vacay? Take or renew the PCNSE while you're there on January 23. Five critical mistakes to avoid when selecting and sizing your new firewall. Get ready for the Epic Cloud Security event February 6. Join us on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.


LiveWeek 5 Jan 2018

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Welcome 2018 with NEW Cloud Service offerings -- Part 1: The Logging Service blog and video. The best cloud coverage, without a SPECTRE of rain in sight -- no MELTDOWN here. When your firewall is possessed...and other anomalies in Reaper's year-end contest. Cert Fest in Mexico City January 23. Join nearly 4000 subscribers contributing to more than 315,000 views on our YouTube channel. Follow us on Twitter. Be a part of something greater, bigger, awesome -- join the Live Community.


LiveWeek 29 Dec 2017

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CONGRATULATIONS, respect and gratitude for community contributions to MineMeld, virtualization, DNP3 App-ID, blocking Tor, Command and Control (C2) URL filtering category, Japan Live Community site management, translation, articles and prolific outpourings, plus RDP, VNC, SSH access through GlobalProtect clientless VPN.  Tech Docs offers a best practice security policy for the data center. Watch us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and have a Happy New Year!


LiveWeek 22 Dec 2017

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Security zone site-to-site VPN. Palo Alto Networks is recommended in NSS Labs first ever Breach Prevention Systems (BPS) Test. Studying for the PCNSE? Our review from Cert Fest in Plano. Creating a lab to test ICS/SCADA protocols. Antivirus collision in the case of a false positive? Glad you like our 'motion pics.' Our contest and question live on till year end. Catch us on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter. There for you.


LiveWeek 15 Dec 2017

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On passing the PCNSE -- Joe shows how it's done! Tech Docs sings the Twelve Days of Aperture. Reprise: How to control YouTube with safe search enabled. Safe search enforcement in K-12 takes a look at the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), a US federal law. Join us Friday nights safely watching YouTube with videos from our channel. Follow us on Twitter. Community -- it's all about you.


LiveWeek 8 Dec 2017

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Busy admins all making changes to the firewall -- at the same time. Solution? Autolock. A variant of the RAT code, hiding inside a UBoat? See for yourself as UBoatRAT targets East Asia. You'll like what you see in the latest Aperture, from new data pattern identifiers to SaaS control risks, even a new UI! A legend for the region code in PAN-OS 8.0 and later. Traps 4.1.2 is IN! Tell us your favorite feature of the firewall. Our contest picks up speed, and a nice, warm hoodie can still be yours -- you have till December 31 to claim it! Join us on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.


LiveWeek 1 December 2017

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ALL NEW! What a difference a deny makes! Geolocation and geoblocking. What cyberpedia means to you. GlobalProtect One-Time Password-based 2FA. The VM-Series firewall as the next link in your open stack service chain. From eval to purchase with VM Panorama. Get certified at CertFest in Plano this month. 3724 subscribers and 289,391 views must be on to something good, and it's on YouTube.


LiveWeek 17 November 2017

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Self-inflicted AWS auto-scaling failures and how to avoid them. Sizing storage for the Logging Service. FILES and TOP FILE TYPES in the SaaS report. Create a lab to test ICS/SCADA protocols. An antivirus collision with a false positive -- how to deal.  SSL forward-proxy vs inbound inspection decryption mode. IPSec VPN IKE phase 1 down but tunnel active. Your favorite Palo Alto Networks feature. Capture the hoodie. Watch our great videos on YouTube with more than 3500 other savvy subscribers.


LiveWeek 10 Nov 2017

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Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Stop the unwanted ring of cryptocurrency escaping your browser -- Palo Alto Networks tools and resources to the rescue! Is malware or not? Get some tunnel vision and enjoy more clarity in the tunnel -- tech docs shows how.  Add to 269,079 views of 100+ fascinating videos keeping 3509 subscribers enthralled on YouTube. Join us in the community.


LiveWeek 3 Nov 2017

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Rules, rules, rules! Schedule rules on a daily or weekly basis - yes, you can! Your new rule is at the bottom of your rule base, now what? (It's all Paul's fault, but the fix is on you! We got your back on this one.) Halloween has come and gone, but the treat of a Live Community hoodie for the best hack, pic, video, or spoof lives on! You just gotta play to win!  What has 3435 subscribers and 262,451 views? Yes, our very own YouTube channel. Get the best seat in the house, grab the popcorn, settle in, and bring your questions right here, to your Live Community.


LiveWeek 27 Oct 2017

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Trick or Treat and thus saith the Reaper on your Halloween challenge. Live limited edition hoodies are at stake -- a cinch with your unleashed hacking skills! New URL filtering category goes live! Watch out for Bad Rabbit ransomware and unauthorized coin mining in the browser -- bad news buddies. The good news is that we now show more details in our content updates. See for yourself. While you're at it, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter. Share. Learn. Connect. All here in your Live Community.


LiveWeek 20 Oct 2017

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Seek and ye shall find. Hear ye, hear ye, Traps 4.1.1 arrives! Build your skills with AWS and Azure: Leverage action-oriented log forwarding in Azure. Update your cloud formation deployment without relaunching your cloud. How to view lambda function logs in AWS. Certification festival (cert fest) in Santa Clara next month! 252,932 views of over 100 intriguing videos captivating 3347 subscribers on YouTube. Plus Twitter. Join us.


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