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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. 

 

30-minute AmeriNet Webinar Video

During this video we will:
• Review and demonstrate common techniques malicious actors use to establish a control channel and exfiltrate data utilizing DNS.
• Demonstrate Palo Alto Networks Firewall configuration to generate alerts or prevent DNS based attacks.

Watch now.

Webinar took place on April 30, 2020


 

 

 

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 ET thru December 16, 2020.

Register today to learn more.
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* 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.

 

 

Silver Peak Named a Leader Once Again!

Silver Peak is 2-for-2! For the second consecutive year, Silver Peak has been named a Leader by Gartner in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.

AmeriNet is proud to partner with Silver Peak to help customers realize the agility of the cloud, and the economics of broadband technology that yield substantial gains, higher levels of business productivity, revenue growth and profitability.

If you’ve already moved your applications to the cloud and are interested in improving the performance, control and reliability of those applications while multiplying the impact of your cloud investments, we should talk.

As you look to modernize your WAN to support your digital transformation initiatives and investments, I invite you to read Gartner’s new Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report.

To download a complimentary copy, please click here.

We look forward to exploring ways we can support you and your business with a business-driven WAN edge solution that provides you with a true Multiplier Effect on your digital transformation.

Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) is more critical today than ever and our partner VIAVI is a 6-time Leader in the NPMD Magic Quadrant and is also recognized as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner 2020 Market Guide for NPMD. 

Offering the Observer Platform to meet the needs of NetOps, SecOps and DevOps, VIAVI delivers robust network performance monitoring of mission-critical networks, deep dive forensics analysis and customized end -user experience scoring for fast, accurate problem resolution.

VIAVI is providing you complimentary access to this guide to assist you in your review of the NPMD market. And for deeper technical information, please visit Observer Network Performance & Security or let us know if you are interested in a demo.

 

AmeriNet Engineers review Secure Mobility using Palo Alto Networks

Below is our 35-minute, "GlobalProtect Advanced Features" webinar that took place on Thursday, July 16th.

During this video we will review and demonstrate:
•Pre login/always on/on demand
•Internal Gateway
•HIP Check
•Clientless VPN

 

Best Practices for Network Security

As applications and workloads head to the cloud, organizations need a way to securely enable digital business transformation and innovation. With so much in flux, cybersecurity risk increases as:
• IT resources – both manpower and technology – are stretched thin
• M&As introduce different systems that need to be merged and managed
• Security policies become more fragmented, making location a risk variable
• Multiple systems drive up operational costs

Your organization needs a fundamentally different approach: network security delivered in the cloud.

Watch our webinar that took place on April 16th and explore best practices. You’ll learn how to secure your cloud initiatives with Palo Alto Networks Prisma™ Access, a secure access service edge (SASE) platform that combines industry-leading security and SD-WAN capabilities in the cloud.


 

You're not alone - many of our customers are in the process of setting up remote workplace options for their employees during this COVID-19 outbreak. You will need to ensure that they can connect securely to all of their applications. We have solutions to assist you during in this process and we are here to help. Reach out to your AmeriNet salesperson today at 734.995.1233 or via our contact us page

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.

 

Webinar: How to Bridge the NetOps/SecOps Divide

Historically, the charters for NetOps and SecOps were not always well aligned but that tide is changing. These groups actually have the same goals: to ensure business operations and agility while protecting corporate resources and working together is the new norm.

In this webinar, we’ll talk about and illustrate how a common set of data can help both teams work and address cybersecurity requirements together. Join us to learn:

• Why packet capture and flow analysis are important to cybersecurity response and remediation
• How to complement existing protection, detection, and response tools using packet capture
• Which data sources can be leveraged to ensure comprehensive performance and threat visibility
• What is ‘enriched’ flow and the added insight it gives you to reduce dwell time for malicious activity
 
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Time: 11:30am ET

Presenters:
Ward Cobleigh, Sr. Product Manager, Viavi Solutions
Matt Allen, Solution Engineer, Certified Ethical Hacker, Viavi Solutions

Register to attend.

 


"61% of respondents to the VIAVI State of the Network Global Survey 2020* said that their network team was routinely involved in threat mitigation or investigations.”  *2020 State of the Network Annual Global Survey


 

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 10.0 Essentials: Configuration & Management
5 Day Course
$5,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 10.0 Essentials: Configuration & Management course is 5 days of instructor-led training that will help you to:

• Configure & manage the essential features of Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls
• Configure & manage Security and NAT policies to enable approved traffic to and from zones
• Configure & manage Threat Prevention strategies to block traffic from known and unknown IP addresses, domains, and URLs
• Monitor network traffic using the interactive web interface & firewall reports

Course Modules:

• Palo Alto Networks Portfolio and Architecture 
• Connect to the Management Network
• Manage Firewall Configurations
• Manage Firewall Administrator Accounts 
• Connect to Production Networks
• The Cyberattack Lifecycle
• Block Threats Using Security and NAT Policies 
• Block Packet- and Protocol-Based Attacks
• Block Threats from Known Bad Sources 
• Block Threats by Identifying Applications 
• Maintain Application-Based Policies
• Block Threats Using Custom Applications 
• Block Threats by Identifying Users
• Block Threats by Identifying Devices 
• Block Unknown Threats
• Block Threats in Encrypted Traffic 
• Prevent Use of Stolen Credentials 
• Block Threats Using Security Profiles 
• View Threat and Traffic Information 
• Next Steps

Course Objective:
Successful completion of this five-day, instructor-led course should enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Firewalls. The course includes 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:

Dates: 
November 9th - 13th
January 25th - 29th

Location: Virtual

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

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

Thank you.

 

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PAN-EDU-330
Firewall 10.0: Troubleshooting
3 Day Course

$3,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 10.0 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
• Certificate Management and SSL Decryption
• User-ID™
• GlobalProtect™
• Support Escalation and RMAs
• Next Steps

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 perform hands-on troubleshooting related to the configuration and operation of the Palo Alto Networks® firewall. 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 9.1 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:

Dates: December 9th - 11th 

Our training will take place virtually.

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

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

Thank you.

 

Dates of the class you are registering to attend.
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