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The BPA is to the Palo Alto Networks firewall what Tony Stark is to his Iron Man suit! It's one thing to have a powerful, super-charged piece of equipment, it's an entirely different thing to utilize that equipment in the most effective ways possible with the help of dashboards, insights, and guidance. That's the BPA! The BPA puts the "hero" into "supehero"!   In this episode, we meet up again with Sam and Andrew who have been working hard (along with others on their team) adding new features and capabilities to the BPA. We learn about five new features, AND we also are introduced to the new BPA API! Watch to the end to learn how you can join the beta and take advantage of the new API!    
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jyates 3 weeks ago
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This is an action-packed episode of Learning Happy Hour!   Jason demonstrates the dangers of DNS with DNSExfiltrator and the hazards of bad headphones. We then explore the many counter-measures and protections available in PAN-OS 9.0, including a demonstration of the new DNS Security Service. Go cloud!    We learn how App-ID, threat signatures, and cloud-delivered security create powerful combo-punches in the fight against DNS abuse! In our WWL (What We Learned) segment, Mitch warns of us the resurgence of mirai botnet, and Jason talks about the value of "simulations" in learning.   We hope you enjoy this episode, and we hope the demonstrations here give you new insight into how to protect the DANGEROUS NAME SERVICE!    Click the arrow icon [ ↗ ] in the lower, right-hand corner of the video to watch the Learning Happy Hour episode in a new window and search the video in the full video player.    Episode Resources More DNS Security Service information UNIT42: DNS Tunneling: How DNS Can Be (ab)used by Malicious Actors The Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques New Mirai Variants Jocko Podcast 162
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jyates ‎05-22-2019 11:39 AM
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Excited about the release of PAN-OS 9.0? We are too!!   This is the second of multiple episodes discussing PAN-OS 9.0. In this episode of Learning Happy Hour, we take a fun and informative look at five features in PAN-OS 9.0: WildFire file size increase, URL Multi-Categorization, WebUI Troubleshooting tools, VXLAN Inspection, and Rest API improvements.
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mdensley ‎05-22-2019 10:03 AM
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New things are happening in the Best Practices Assessment (BPA)! In the episode of the Learning Happy Hour, Sam and Andrew join us from the Customer Experience Automation team to give us highlights on what's new and what's to come in the BPA. Have you run the BPA lately? Click the arrow icon [ ↗ ] in the lower, right-hand corner of the video to watch the Learning Happy Hour episode in a new window and search the video in the full video player. 
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jyates ‎05-22-2019 09:57 AM
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Excited about the release of PAN-OS 9.0? We are too!!    This is the first of multiple episodes discussing PAN-OS 9.0. In this episode of Learning Happy Hour, we take a fun and informative look at four features in PAN-OS 9.0: Wildcard Mask Address Objects, FQDN TTLs, DDNS, and Master Key management. We also discuss best practices around upgrading to PAN-OS 9.0. Click the arrow icon [ ↗ ] in the lower, right-hand corner of the video to watch the Learning Happy Hour episode in a new window and search the video in the full video player.    Previous Episode: See the previous   episode of Learning Happy Hour (Put your Best Firewall Forward with the BPA) Next Episode: This is the latest episode of the Learning Happy Hour Episode Timeline: Want to skip to a specific part of this Learning Happy Hour episode
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mdensley ‎05-22-2019 09:18 AM
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  Do you know the thing you must do with every single commit? In this episode of Learning Happy Hour, Jason and Mitch interview Nate Bidding, the architect of the Best Practices Assessment tool, and then they compare firewalls to see whose firewall is the most secure. You’ll definitely want to stick around to play malware trivia with Tacoma Bob. How well do you know your malware? Click the arrow icon [ ↗ ] in the lower, right-hand corner of the video to watch the Learning Happy Hour episode in a new window and search the video in the full video player.   
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mdensley ‎05-22-2019 09:04 AM
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Nobody appreciates a data glutton! In this episode of Learning Happy Hour, Jason and Mitch show you how to spot bandwidth hogs and how to throttle them using a Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall.   If QoS is new to you, there is a background segment called the QoS High Jump that is a deep dive into what QoS is, how it works, and why it's needed. Make it your New Year's resolution to learn about QoS by watching this episode of the Learning Happy Hour! Click the arrow icon [ ↗ ] in the lower, right-hand corner of the video to watch the Learning Happy Hour episode in a new window and search the video in the full video player.    Previous Episode: See the previous   episode of Learning Happy Hour (9 reasons to use URL filtering) Next Episode: Put your Best Firewall forward with the BPA Episode Timeline: Want to skip to a specific part of this Learning Happy Hour episode Episode Quiz: Test your memory by answering 5 questions related to this episode Episode Feedback: Episode List: See a full list of Learning Happy Hour episodes (note: they are listed as articles) Episode Resources: Acknowledgements, References, Links, Labs, etc.  
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mdensley ‎05-22-2019 08:38 AM
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Have you wanted to implement User-ID but assumed that doing so would require significant effort? Well, it doesn't have to! In this episode of Learning Happy Hour, we look at ways to make IP-User mappings for all sorts of devices using the XML-API and PAN-Python.   Click the arrow icon [ ↗ ] in the lower, right-hand corner of the video to watch the Learning Happy Hour episode in a new window and search the video in the full video player. 
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mdensley ‎05-22-2019 08:22 AM
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