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Best Practice Assessment (BPA)

Prisma Access Health Checks



With the increased velocity in the security landscape, and at the same time where cyber attacks are moving faster than defense. Organizations often don’t have resources with the expertise or time to evaluate their cybersecurity defenses in order to maintain an effective network security environment. In this fast changing world where new technologies are regularly deployed to meet changing business requirements without assessing the impact it might have on information security, process changes that affect business communication flow or security gaps in an IT environment. It becomes important for us to proactively help our customers by providing them visibility into their network security.


The Best Practice Assessment (BPA) measures usage of Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall, Panorama™, and Prisma Access security capabilities across your deployment, enabling you to make adjustments to maximize your return on investment and strengthen security. The BPA enables you to obtain context into your security posture from a configuration perspective by generating high-level graphics, heatmaps and reports that compare how your configuration aligns with best practices across your industry. Additionally, more granular metrics are shown along with recommendations on how to take action in order to improve configuration security postures across all devices. 


A BPA report with Prisma Access health checks will quickly and clearly demonstrate Prisma Access strengths and weaknesses, indicating how to become more effective and to where action is needed. You’ll discover how to increase your level of protection and an actionable result from a health check can lead to robust security posture.



Prisma Access Health Checks BPA Overview

Prisma Access provides consistent security to remote network and mobile users, thus a BPA report with Prisma Access health check becomes essential in establishing a solid foundation upon which cybersecurity infrastructure is built, it will help to identify weakest security areas, and will also recommend the best practice actions to mitigate any potential risks.



Figure 1: Service Health under Best Practice Assessment

Benefits of Prisma Access Health Checks in BPA Report

Health check is a great way to take a look at the security infrastructure you have within your business and investigate where it is necessary  to improve or build upon. Even if everything is in top working order now, a health check can give tips for the blueprint for the future or different ways you might wish to work in the coming months or years.


Here are a few reasons why it is an important step to take.




Prisma Access Health Checks BPA Result

The detailed health check report will quickly and clearly demonstrate your Prisma Access strengths and weaknesses, indicating how to become more effective and to where action is needed. You’ll discover how to increase your level of protection. 


The Service Health option under Best Practice Assessment tab will provide you with the detailed information about each health check and the necessary actions that are required to pass each one of them.



Figure 2: Health Checks Description


Quickly understand where to focus your security team’s efforts by regular BPA scans to identify the health of your Prisma Access to prioritize tasks to address deficiencies.



Figure 3: Health Check Summary report under Best Practice Assessment Summary tab.


Keep track of your progress by checking trending data every time a BPA report is generated. This will help you to understand and outline the health of your Prisma Access.



Figure 4: Service Health Passing percentage track




Figure 5: Service Health Historical data Heatmap under Adoption Heatmap tab.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world’s greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest break- throughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and em- powering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the fore- front of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before.


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