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MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE NGFW CAPABILITIES YOU NEED

Compared to just a few years ago, data and users are now everywhere – literally.

Organizations are managing more devices, more data, more mobile users and a seemingly ever-increasing attack surface.

So, how do you keep pace with the complex changes facing your network – and minimize risk – without slowing down your business?

You start with a next-generation firewall that’s been purposefully designed to ease deployment and management, block tomorrow’s threats, and simplify your security. With tightly integrated innovations built in, a state-of-the-art firewall becomes, in essence, a platform that eliminates the need for disconnected products – and we’re barely scratching the surface.

Get this must-read white paper and learn the 13 key capabilities your next NGFW must have to secure your network and your business.

Contact us today for more information. 

Palo Alto Networks Traps replaces traditional antivirus uses Multi-Method Prevention that preemptively blocks known and unknown cyber threats from compromising your endpoints. Traps combines the most effective, purpose-built, malware and exploit prevention methods to protect and enable end users to click with confidence because Traps prevents them from inadvertently running malware or exploits that compromise their systems. Traps automatically converts the threat intelligence gained from their global community of customers and partners into prevention of cyber breaches, in contrast, to merely detecting and responding to incidents after critical assets have already been compromised.

Contact us today for more information or a demo.

 

Extreme Networks Wireless Wednesday Demo
Network Automation, Insight, and Assurance.

Attend one of Extreme Networks’ weekly demos and learn how ExtremeCloud IQ, the industry’s first Cloud-driven end-to-end enterprise network, takes advantage of advanced machine learning and AI capabilities to simplify sophisticated management, enhance visibility and control, and reduce cost and complexity of your enterprise edge to data center infrastructure

Join Wireless Wednesday webinar, Get a Free AP!

Once you have seen how powerful ExtremeCloud IQ is in the demo, qualified attendees will receive a free Extreme Access Point with 90-day subscription.*

This webinar series will take place every Wednesday at 1pm EST thru the end of February.

Register today to learn more.


* Free AP is for qualified IT professionals, working full time in a role responsible for the company’s network infrastructure. You must be an end-user. Resellers, MSPs, DMRs, alliance partners, distributors, competitors, media, current customers, and erate customers are not eligible for a free AP under this program. The provision of any AP is subject to Extreme’s standard Terms of Sales found here. By accepting the AP, you indicate your agreement to the Terms of Sales.

Gartner has released the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls and has recognized our partner, Palo Alto Networks, as a Leader for the EIGHTH time in a row.

Palo Alto Networks defined the network security market with their next-generation firewall. In 2019 they made significant improvements to the next-generation firewall to extend their Leader position. Now, the fastest-ever next-generation firewall from Palo Alto Networks has more than 60 new features and a revolutionary new DNS subscription.

Read the 2019 report here and see for yourself.

We’re proud to work closely with Palo Alto Networks to keep your organization secure.

Contact us to learn how we can help keep your business secure.

 

 

Protect Your Network from an IoT Device Attack - Like the Recent DDoS Assault on Dyn

On October 21st, waves of crippling Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks left some of the most prominent names on the web struggling to ensure consistent access. Dyn, Inc., a company that provides domain name services for about 6% of Fortune 500 Companies, including Twitter, PayPal and Netflix, found itself battling DDoS attacks from a group of hackers. This, in turn, created access problems for an array of popular websites.

What makes this DDoS attack unique? The attack on Dyn was launched by Internet of Things (IoT) devices – in this case it was compromised internet-enabled home security devices such as cameras and DVRs, and turning them into attack agents or bots. The hackers used the “Mirai” virus that spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the internet for IoT devices protected by factory default user names and passwords that were not changed by the users.

Industry security experts had previously speculated that IoT devices could be exploited to pose a network security risk, and that concern is now a reality with this crippling attack. This new DDoS attack has left companies around the globe wondering what they can do to protect their networks from unsecured IoT devices inside and outside the network. It’s important to note that the IoT devices are typically incapable of running software agents – making them even more vulnerable to compromise than traditional computing endpoint devices.  The good news is that a Security Automation and Orchestration solution like Network Sentry can help.

Click here to read more.   Any questions on Bradford Networks? Contact us at sales@amerinet.com or 734.995.1233. 

 

 

More than 90% of malware uses DNS at various stages of the cyber kill chain to penetrate the network, infect devices, propagate laterally, and exfiltrate data. According to recent surveys, 46% of respondents experienced DNS-based data exfiltration and 45% experienced DNS tunneling. Malware and data theft are pervasive largely because conventional cybersecurity solutions are not designed to protect DNS.

Your organization can prevent the spread of malware and data exfiltration by:

  • Securing DNS to disrupt the cyber kill chain on and off premises
  • Blocking DNS-based data exfiltration using a combination of reputation, signatures and behavioral analytics
  • Gaining comprehensive visibility into the network

With Infoblox, you can deliver on all three and much more. Contact us today for more information. 

Upcoming Events

Please check out our upcoming events to see if any spark your interest. We will update as we add events to our calendar so please check back often.

SecOps teams must continually improve the speed and accuracy of their investigations to keep up with increasingly advanced attackers.
Join this investigation and threat hunting workshop and learn how to successfully stop cyberattacks through analysis of rich data and alerts. Discover how you can dramatically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your security operations through better detection, investigation, and threat hunting of stealthy attacks.

In this incident response hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use Cortex XDR to:
• Improve your detection and response capabilities using behavioral analytics
• Quickly investigate the attack chain and root cause of endpoint alerts
• Accelerate threat hunting with enriched, contextualized data
• Create custom rules that can alert you when suspicious behavior is detected

Prerequisite: Participants must bring a laptop with an HTML5-compatible browser.


Event Details:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

8:30am - Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - Hands-On Workshop Begins
1:00pm – Workshop conclusion followed by lunch
2:00pm – Event conclusion

Location:

Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Registration is now open for our March Madness Technical Update Session taking place on Thursday, March 19th at Topgolf in Auburn Hills, MI.

Presentations & Demos from Extreme Networks, Palo Alto Networks and Silver Peak.  

Event Details:

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Location: Topgolf, 500 Great Lakes Crossing Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Time: 9:30am to 3pm

Outline of Event:
Registration/ Breakfast
Technical Presentations & Demos
Lunch
Optional Topgolf Game
March Madness NCAA Tournament on the Televisions

Register below to attend.

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Upcoming Trainings

Our current trainings are posted here. If you need a specific training and don't see it listed here, please let us know and we'll work on adding it to our calendar.


 

EDU-210
Firewall 9.0 Essentials: Configuration & Management
5 Day Course
$5,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 9.0 Essentials: Configuration & Management course is 5 days of instructor-led training that will enable you to:

• Configure & manage the essential features of Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls
• Configure & manage GlobalProtect to protect systems that are located outside of the data center perimeter
• Configure & manage firewall high availability
• Monitor network traffic using the interactive web interface & firewall reports

Topics Include:

• Next-Generation Security Platform and Architecture
• Initial Configuration
• Interface Configuration
• Security and NAT Policies
• App-ID™
• Content-ID™
• URL Filtering
• Decryption
• WildFire™
• User-ID™
• GlobalProtect™
• Site-to-Site VPNs
• Monitoring & Reporting
• Active/Passive High Availability
• Security Practices

Course Objective:
Successful completion of this five-day, instructor-led course will enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls. The student will learn and get hands-on experience configuring, managing, and monitoring a firewall in a lab environment.

Prerequisites:
Students must have a basic familiarity with networking concepts including routing, switching, and IP addressing. Students also should be familiar with basic security concepts. Experience with other security technologies (IPS, proxy, and content filtering) is a plus.

Current Schedule:

Classroom | Ann Arbor, MI:

Dates:
February 24th - 28th
April 20th - 24th
June 22nd - 26th 

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.

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EDU-290
Traps 6.1: Cloud Service Operations
2 Day Course

$2,000 per student

Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated zero-day exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Successful completion of this two-day,instructor-led course helps prepare the student to configure the Traps Management Service and to install Traps onto endpoints.

Modules Include:
• Traps Overview
• Working with Cortex Apps
• Traps Management Services
• Traps Malware Protection
• Traps Exploit Protection
• Managing Security Events
• Traps Troubleshooting
• Agent-Server Communications
• Cortex Infrastructure Services
• Advanced Operations

Course Objectives:
This course explains how Traps protects against exploits and malware-driven attacks. Hands-on lab exercises help students provision and then explore and configure the cloud-based Traps management service, install the Traps agent onto Windows and Linux security endpoints, build policy rules and profiles, and manage security events and logs creations exceptions and/or Traps management service-provided central response actions including the new Live Terminal capability.

Prerequisites:
Students must have familiarity with enterprise security concepts.

Current Schedule:

Classroom | Ann Arbor, MI:

Dates: 
TBD - Please let us know if you are interested in this particular training. That will help us put it back on the schedule. Thank you.

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.

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PAN-EDU-330
Firewall 9.0: Troubleshooting
3 Day Course

$3,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 9.0 Troubleshooting course is three days of instructor-led training that will help you:

▪ Investigate networking issues using firewall tools including the CLI
▪ Follow proven troubleshooting methodologies specific to individual features
▪ Analyze advanced logs to resolve various real-life scenarios
▪ Solve advanced, scenario-based challenges

​Modules Include:
• Tools and Resources
• CLI Primer
• Flow Logic
• Packet Captures
• Packet-Diagnostics Logs
• Host-Inbound Traffic
• Transit Traffic
• System Services
• SSL Decryption
• User-ID™
• GlobalProtect™
• Escalation and RMAs

Course Objectives
Successful completion of this three-day, instructor-led course will enhance the participant’s understanding of how to troubleshoot the full line of Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls. Participants will have opportunities to perform hands-on troubleshooting of common problems related to the configuration and operation of the features of the Palo Alto Networks® PAN-OS® operating system. Completion of this class will help participants develop an in-depth knowledge of how to troubleshoot visibility and control over applications, users, and content.

Prerequisites
Participants must complete the Firewall 9.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management (EDU-210) course. Participants must have strong practical knowledge of routing and switching, IP addressing, and network security concepts, and at least six months of on-the-job experience with Palo Alto Networks® firewalls.

Current Schedule:

Classroom Training in Ann Arbor, MI

Dates:
January 29th - 31st
May 13th - 15th 

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.

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